History Film / PromNight2008

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.
14th Apr '15 3:03:48 PM Nakuyabi
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'''''Prom Night''''' is a SlasherMovie from the year 2008. It is [[InNameOnly a loose remake]] of [[Film/PromNight1980 1980 film with the same name]].

It is about an ex-teacher named Fenton, who is murderously obsessed with one of his students, played by Creator/BrittanySnow. Managing to escape from the police, he's prepared to get to her at any costs during her senior prom.

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'''''Prom Night''''' is a SlasherMovie from the year 2008. It is [[InNameOnly a an extremely loose remake]] of the [[Film/PromNight1980 1980 film with the same name]].

It is about an ex-teacher named Fenton, who is murderously obsessed with one of his students, played by Creator/BrittanySnow. Managing to escape from the police, he's prepared and determined to get to her at any costs cost during her senior prom.



* AxCrazy: Fenton. Just Fenton.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler: Averted, very surprisingly. Out of the six main teens, the only two to survive are the FinalGirl and the black guy. Even her love interest dies.]]
* BreakTheCutie: Donna- first her family are murdered, then all her friends, and then [[spoiler: her boyfriend.]]
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters

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* AxCrazy: Fenton. Just Fenton.
Fenton, albeit in a sinisterly understated way. In the ColdOpen, he was shown yelling and threatening Donna's mother, but on the titular prom night, he calmly and systematically knocks off everyone who gets in his way, one by one. At one point, he even casually asks one of his victims "Why the rush?" as she's fleeing.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler: Averted, very surprisingly. Out of the six main teens, the only two to survive are the FinalGirl and the black guy. Even her love interest LoveInterest dies.]]
* BreakTheCutie: Donna- Donna: first her family are murdered, then all her friends, and then [[spoiler: her boyfriend.]]
* DevelopingDoomedCharactersDevelopingDoomedCharacters: Done here to keep them from all being mere MonsterMunch. In particular, one of the boys is shown to be [[AssholeVictim a bit dickish]], but [[DownplayedTrope not at all enough]] to deserve being ''killed'' for it.



* FinalGirl: Donna

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* FinalGirl: DonnaDonna. ''Twice.''



* KnifeNut: Fenton's WeaponOfChoice is a sharp knife.

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* KnifeNut: Fenton's WeaponOfChoice is a sharp knife.



* NoEnding: After [[spoiler:the cops shoot Fenton]], there's nothing else after. No scene where we see what everyone is up to after the incident, no one getting consequences for actions they did, nothing.

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* NoEnding: After [[spoiler:the cops shoot Fenton]], there's nothing else after. No scene where we see but a flashback to the principal characters enjoying themselves at the prom for the credits. We get nothing showing what everyone is up to after became of the incident, survivors afterward, no one getting consequences for actions they did, final assessment of the police who handled ([[PoliceAreUseless or mishandled]]) this case, nothing.
7th Apr '15 12:17:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Fenton.]]

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* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Fenton.KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Fenton.]]
10th Feb '15 12:05:58 PM ST89
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* WouldHurtAChild: Asmentioned above, among Fenton's many victims, there's also Donna's little brother.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Asmentioned As mentioned above, among Fenton's many victims, there's also Donna's little brother.
4th Feb '15 7:35:03 AM SomeMeddlingKid
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* BreakTheCutie: Donna- first her family are murdered, then all her friends, and then [[spoiler: her boyfriend.]]
15th Dec '14 8:09:55 AM AM89
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* AxCrazy: Fenton. Just Fenton.


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* EvilTeacher: Fenton. A sexual maniac and a brutal killer.


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* KnifeNut: Fenton's WeaponOfChoice is a sharp knife.


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* WouldHurtAChild: Asmentioned above, among Fenton's many victims, there's also Donna's little brother.
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