Remakes have become quite popular with movie goers and the latest
movie to receive a 21st century face over is Prom Night that is
directed by Nelson McCormick.
Unlike the original version, this new
incarnation is more aimed at the “fast food” generation and revolves
around Donna (Brittany Snow) who discovers that her father and
brother have been brutally murdered after returning home. Forced to
hide, Donna unfortunately witnesses her mother being murdered by Mr.
Fenton (Jonathan Schaech), her teacher that leaves her psychological
As Donna attempts to move on with her life, the film skips
three years and she is now a senior in high school who is still
receiving counseling from the brutal sight that she witnessed.
When Donna’s boyfriend Bobby (Scott Porter) invites her to the “prom”,
they soon learn that Fenton has escaped from prison and Detected
Nash (James Ransone) believes that he is headed to find Donna.
Night is definitely aimed at the younger generation of horror movies
goers that is almost a classic teen terror with classic “horror movie”
acting and quite a predictable plot which mimics the original film.
The Blu-ray version of Prom Night contains some stunning video
quality with exceptionally vivid colours and sharp picture quality.
Match that with an impressive Dolby TrueHD soundtrack which
interacts well with the “scare” aspects of the movie and it’s quite
an impressive disc, both with video and audio.
For those wishing for
more, the Blu-Ray version contains some interesting special extras
such as audio commentary, deleted scenes, an alternative ending and
an amusing blooper reel. If you're over 30, definitely pass on this
one, however for the younger viewers... check it out!
Commentaries with Director Nelson
McCormick, Brittany Snow, Jonathon
Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
Bridgeport High Vikings Video Yearbook
- A Night
to Remember: The Making of Prom Night
of a Killer featurette
Spaces: Creating the Pacific Grand Hotel
Night Photo Album: Real Prom Stories
from the Cast
View - Picture in Picture Storyboard