History Film / PromNight2008

10th Oct '17 8:26:50 PM Stevebob
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* InNameOnly: The only things this film has in common with the original is the main character's sibling dying in the prologue, a [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday killer on the loose at prom]] and a convicted psycho escaping from prison.
9th May '17 9:36:56 AM UtterKoala
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* TheSociopath: Fenton.
4th Jan '17 1:37:55 PM kataangluvr
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* MurderTheHypotenuse: Fenton hopes that with everyone out of Donna's life, she can finally accept him.



* StalkerWithACrush: The reason why Fenton's at the hotel is because he wants to be with Donna again.



* {{Yandere}}: Fenton is one for Donna. He kills anyone she's close to just so that he can have her all to himself. In the climax, he almost kills her.
4th Jan '17 11:25:25 AM kataangluvr
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* {{Yandere}}: Fenton is one for Donna. He kills anyone she's close to just so that he can have her all to himself. In the climax, he almost kills her.
7th Dec '16 5:20:23 PM Xtifr
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'''''Prom Night''''' is a SlasherMovie from the year 2008. It is [[InNameOnly an extremely loose remake]] of the [[Film/PromNight1980 1980 film with the same name]].

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'''''Prom Night''''' ''Prom Night'' is a SlasherMovie from the year 2008. It is [[InNameOnly an extremely loose remake]] of the [[Film/PromNight1980 1980 film with the same name]].
28th May '16 8:52:49 AM rjd1922
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* SeriousBusiness: The prom for the town, apparently. There's a red carpet, people all holding signs congratulating the kids... In a bit of ArtisticLicense, one teen's wealthy father is even indicated to have rented most of the hotel for this event. (Unless the building is being renovated or something, a high school prom is ''always'' supposed to be held at the high school; some states have ''laws'' about this.) Hell, the police are even reluctant to interrupt it over an ''escaped serial killer obsessed with one of the attendees''.

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* SeriousBusiness: The prom for the town, apparently. There's a red carpet, people all holding signs congratulating the kids... In a bit of ArtisticLicense, one teen's wealthy father is even indicated to have rented most of the hotel for this event. (Unless the building is being renovated or something, a high school prom is ''always'' supposed to be held at the high school; some states have ''laws'' about this.) Hell, the police are even reluctant to interrupt it over an ''escaped serial killer obsessed with one of the attendees''.
20th Jun '15 6:39:25 AM Psyga315
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: As stated above, it's because of the jury not giving Fenton the punishment he deserved that we even have the plot in the first place.
14th Apr '15 3:44:28 PM Nakuyabi
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* PoliceAreUseless: Kicked around a bit in this film. The head detective is actually shown mentally kicking himself at one point when he realizes that he let the killer ''walk right past him'' [[spoiler: out the hotel's front door, right before the SWAT team tossed the place]] in his PaperThinDisguise [[spoiler: of a uniform he stole from one of the employees he murdered]]. Sure, [[spoiler:they ''do'' finally shoot Fenton dead, but by then, he's killed a ''lot'' of the people she knows.]].

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* PoliceAreUseless: Kicked around a bit in this film. The head detective is actually shown mentally kicking himself at one point when he realizes that he let the killer ''walk right past him'' [[spoiler: out the hotel's front door, right before the SWAT team tossed the place]] in his PaperThinDisguise [[spoiler: of a uniform he stole from one of the employees he murdered]]. Sure, [[spoiler:they ''do'' finally shoot Fenton dead, but by then, he's killed a ''lot'' of the people she knows.Donna's closest friends.]].
14th Apr '15 3:42:17 PM Nakuyabi
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* OffScreenTeleportation: Fenton is prone to this.

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* NothingIsScarier: Done several times to the audience in a number of subversions of the PeekABooCorpse. We know (though the characters don't) about several of the killer's victims, and the film keeps leading us to expect one of the remaining cast to stumble across one of the corpses, only to have them ''not'' stumble across it when it was there just a minute ago.
* OffScreenTeleportation: Fenton is prone one slippery devil, not only managing to this.elude the police this way several times even though they're watching all the hotel's exits for him, but somehow also managing to "teleport" a couple of his victims' corpses away to conceal them from his other soon-to-be victims.



* SeriousBusiness: The prom for the town, apparently. There's a red carpet, people all holding signs congratulating the kids... Hell, he police are reluctant to interrupt it over an ''escaped serial killer obsessed with one of the attendees''.
* StealthHiBye
* WouldHurtAChild: As mentioned above, among Fenton's many victims, there's also Donna's little brother.

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* SeriousBusiness: The prom for the town, apparently. There's a red carpet, people all holding signs congratulating the kids... In a bit of ArtisticLicense, one teen's wealthy father is even indicated to have rented most of the hotel for this event. (Unless the building is being renovated or something, a high school prom is ''always'' supposed to be held at the high school; some states have ''laws'' about this.) Hell, he the police are even reluctant to interrupt it over an ''escaped serial killer obsessed with one of the attendees''.
* StealthHiBye
StealthHiBye: Fenton pulls this on Donna a ''lot''.
* WouldHurtAChild: As mentioned above, among Fenton's many victims, there's also victims is Donna's little brother.
14th Apr '15 3:23:11 PM Nakuyabi
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* PaperThinDisguise: Fenton manages to avoid the police by [[BeardnessProtectionProgram shaving his beard]]. And we're talking about a PermaStubble beard, not an all-concealing one.
* PoliceAreUseless: Being fooled by a disguise that consists of getting a shave? Yeah, they're not the brightest cops. And later he fools them ''with a hat''. Sure, [[spoiler:they ''do'' shoot Fenton dead in the end, but the fact that their idiocy caused a couple of deaths, it doesn't save them much]]. One of them ''was'' smart enough to figure that this guy should have been given the death penalty when he was ''first'' caught, but the judge decided imprisonment worked better. [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong Because what could possibly go wrong]]... OhWait.
** Also there's the fact that the escaped killer is known to be obsessed with ''one single person'' and they elect not to tell that person since it would...ruin her prom night? In most situations they'd track the person down and get them to a more secure location.

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* PaperThinDisguise: Fenton manages to avoid the police partially by [[BeardnessProtectionProgram shaving his beard]]. And we're talking about This was originally a PermaStubble beard, not BeardOfEvil, but by no means an all-concealing one.
one, and he only shaves it down to PermaStubble, not clean off.
* PoliceAreUseless: Being fooled by Kicked around a disguise bit in this film. The head detective is actually shown mentally kicking himself at one point when he realizes that consists of getting a shave? Yeah, they're not he let the brightest cops. And later killer ''walk right past him'' [[spoiler: out the hotel's front door, right before the SWAT team tossed the place]] in his PaperThinDisguise [[spoiler: of a uniform he fools them ''with a hat''. stole from one of the employees he murdered]]. Sure, [[spoiler:they ''do'' finally shoot Fenton dead in dead, but by then, he's killed a ''lot'' of the end, but the fact people she knows.]].
** He's also shown cursing [[ObstructiveBureaucrat his superiors]] for only ''now'' warning him (so he could warn everyone else)
that their idiocy caused a couple of deaths, it doesn't save them much]]. One of them ''was'' smart enough to figure that this Fenton escaped ''three days ago'', and tells his sidekick he'd thought the overwhelming evidence they'd brought against the guy should have been given for murdering Donna's entire family would convince the jury to give him the death penalty when he was ''first'' caught, penalty, but the judge jury decided imprisonment worked better. in a maximum-security asylum for the criminally insane was a better idea... [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong Because because what could possibly go wrong]]... wrong]]? OhWait.
** Also there's the fact that Also, they know the escaped killer is known to be obsessed with ''one single person'' and though they discreetly post some guys at the prom to keep an eye on her, they elect not to tell that person since her they're watching out for her escaped assailant because it would...would... ruin her prom night? In most situations they'd track the person down and get them More competent police would have hustled her to a more secure location.location immediately, no matter ''how'' important the event.
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