History Film / PromNight1980

30th May '17 12:25:21 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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27th Mar '17 8:54:48 PM PrincessGwen
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Released in 1980, ''Prom Night'' opens with a [[AccidentalMurder unfortunate death of a child]], caused by a group of kids playing a variation of hide-and-seek in an [[AbandonedArea abandoned building]] teasing a girl, leading her to fall from a window. The kids never told anyone what happened and the little girl's death was blamed on Leonard Murch, a psychopathic sex fiend who is caught shortly after.

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Released in 1980, ''Prom Night'' opens with a an [[AccidentalMurder unfortunate death of a child]], caused by a group of kids playing a variation of hide-and-seek in an [[AbandonedArea abandoned building]] teasing a girl, leading her to fall from a window. The kids never told anyone what happened and the little girl's death was blamed on Leonard Murch, a psychopathic sex fiend who is caught shortly after.



* CuteBookworm: Jude
* DaddysGirl: Kim

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* CuteBookworm: Jude
Jude.
* DaddysGirl: KimKim.



* FragileFlower: Kelly

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* FragileFlower: KellyKelly.
7th Jan '17 12:02:40 AM StingSniperscope
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Set in an Ohio suburb, but filmed entirely in Toronto, Canada.
* CanadaEh: Despite the middle American setting, the film's mostly Canadian cast makes little-to-no attempt to hide their native accents.


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* MisplacedAccent: Apparently, people from suburban Ohio sound exactly like Canadians.
7th Dec '16 5:21:13 PM Xtifr
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Released in 1980, the '''''Prom Night''''' opens with a [[AccidentalMurder unfortunate death of a child]], caused by a group of kids playing a variation of hide-and-seek in an [[AbandonedArea abandoned building]] teasing a girl, leading her to fall from a window. The kids never told anyone what happened and the little girl's death was blamed on Leonard Murch, a psychopathic sex fiend who is caught shortly after.

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Released in 1980, the '''''Prom Night''''' ''Prom Night'' opens with a [[AccidentalMurder unfortunate death of a child]], caused by a group of kids playing a variation of hide-and-seek in an [[AbandonedArea abandoned building]] teasing a girl, leading her to fall from a window. The kids never told anyone what happened and the little girl's death was blamed on Leonard Murch, a psychopathic sex fiend who is caught shortly after.
14th Mar '16 5:28:28 PM Clown-Face
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%%* ClingyJealousGirl: Wendy to Nick.
%%* CoolBigSis: Kim to Alex.

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%%* * ClingyJealousGirl: Wendy to Nick.
%%* * CoolBigSis: Kim to Alex.



%%* CuteBookworm: Jude
%%* DaddysGirl: Kim

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%%* * CuteBookworm: Jude
%%* * DaddysGirl: Kim



%%* DeadpanSnarker: Wendy at times.

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%%* * DeadpanSnarker: Wendy at times.



%%* EveryoneIsASuspect

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%%* * EveryoneIsASuspect



* FollowTheLeader: Came in the wake of ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'', also starring Creator/JamieLeeCurtis
%%* FragileFlower: Kelly

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* FollowTheLeader: Came in the wake of ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'', also starring Creator/JamieLeeCurtis
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FragileFlower: Kelly



%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Alex.]]

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%%* * WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Alex.]]
6th Feb '16 8:06:51 AM SomeNewGuy
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:All but one of the secret keepers die, the surviving target's secret is exposed, destroying his reputation, and the killer gets an AlasPoorVillain sendoff as he dies in his sister's arms while sobbing about his ''other'' sister's death and the injustice of her killers covering it up. Not to mention [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the prom is completely ruined]].]]
14th Oct '15 7:06:12 PM erforce
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The film features Creator/JamieLeeCurtis and Creator/LeslieNielsen in starring roles, and has since become a cult classic, especially among slasher fans, even inspiring some elements of ''Film/{{Scream}}''. It is also remembered for its [[CultSoundtrack disco soundtrack]], which is sought out by collectors. It was also popular enough to receive three InNameOnly sequels; ''Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII'' (1987), ''Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss'' (1990) and ''Film/PromNightIVDeliverUsFromEvil'' (1992). [[Film/PromNight2008 A loose remake]] was also released in 2008.

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The film features Creator/JamieLeeCurtis and Creator/LeslieNielsen in starring roles, and has since become a cult classic, especially among slasher fans, even inspiring some elements of ''Film/{{Scream}}''.''Film/{{Scream 1996}}''. It is also remembered for its [[CultSoundtrack disco soundtrack]], which is sought out by collectors. It was also popular enough to receive three InNameOnly sequels; ''Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII'' (1987), ''Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss'' (1990) and ''Film/PromNightIVDeliverUsFromEvil'' (1992). [[Film/PromNight2008 A loose remake]] was also released in 2008.
7th Aug '15 1:51:07 AM PurpleWarrior13
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The film features Creator/JamieLeeCurtis and Creator/LeslieNielsen in starring roles. Nowadays, the film is mostly remembered for its [[CultSoundtrack disco soundtrack]], which is sought out by collectors. It was also popular enough to receive three sequels; ''Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII'' (1987), ''Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss'' (1990) and ''Film/PromNightIVDeliverUsFromEvil'' (1992). [[Film/PromNight2008 A loose remake]] was also released in 2008.

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The film features Creator/JamieLeeCurtis and Creator/LeslieNielsen in starring roles. Nowadays, the film roles, and has since become a cult classic, especially among slasher fans, even inspiring some elements of ''Film/{{Scream}}''. It is mostly also remembered for its [[CultSoundtrack disco soundtrack]], which is sought out by collectors. It was also popular enough to receive three InNameOnly sequels; ''Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII'' (1987), ''Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss'' (1990) and ''Film/PromNightIVDeliverUsFromEvil'' (1992). [[Film/PromNight2008 A loose remake]] was also released in 2008.
22nd Mar '15 11:21:55 AM Thurisaz314
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* AlphaBitch: Wendy was this right from childhood as she manipulated a group of other kids to keep an accidental death of Robin a secret. She grows up to be a very straight example of this, as she's openly jealous of Kim being voted Prom Queen and taking her boyfriend Nick. She then attempts to win her man back and sabotage the prom.

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* AlphaBitch: Wendy was this right from childhood as she manipulated a group of other kids to keep an the accidental death of Robin a secret. She grows up to be a very straight example of this, as she's openly jealous of Kim being voted Prom Queen and taking her boyfriend Nick. She then attempts to win her man back and sabotage the prom.



* AutoErotica: Jude and Slick use the latter's van to have some good time by the bluffs.

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* AutoErotica: Jude and Slick use the latter's van to have some good time times by the bluffs.



* DeathBySex: Averted with Kelly, who is killed just after she chickens out on going thorugh with the deed with her boyfirend Drew. Played straight with Jude and Slick, whose first time turns out to be their last.

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* DeathBySex: Averted with Kelly, who is killed just after she chickens out on going thorugh through with the deed with her boyfirend boyfriend Drew. Played straight with Jude and Slick, whose first time turns out to be their last.



* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: Over an hour is used to build up the characters before the killer off his first victim.

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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: Over an hour is used to build up the characters before the killer off offs his first victim.



* MaleGaze: We get two gratuitous shots of camera following femal character's behind.

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* MaleGaze: We get two gratuitous shots of camera following femal a female character's behind.
19th Feb '15 6:04:25 AM Thurisaz314
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