It’s that time of year again when all the junior and senior’s in high school are getting ready for their Prom. The girls are out looking for that perfect dress and the guys are renting out the coolest tuxedo’s. Was it a coincidence then that the scary movie “Prom Night” just happened to be released now? I think not! Of course the movie makers knew exactly what they were doing. That’s why the teen slasher movie was number one at the box office this weekend.
It’s a remake of a 1980 horror film staring Jamie Lee Curtis in which teens are killed by a professor turned stalker during the high school prom. Here’s a little fyi about the movie - It’s about a young girl named Donna Keppel who’s family was killed by a psychopath teacher (that was obsessed with her) three years earlier. As the story goes, Donna survived the attack by hiding and then testified against the teacher putting him in a maximum security asylum for the criminally insane for life. He escapes and stalks her and her friends on what is supposed to be the best night of her life – prom night.
I’m telling you, I must be getting old because if I were to see this movie before going to my prom – I would not have gone! Or at the least I would have been looking over my shoulder all night long! Apparently it doesn’t seem to bother kids today because a lot of them went to see the movie. I guess “the scarier the better” holds true in this case.
For all of you young girls that haven’t seen this movie yet and are looking forward to their prom, here’s my advice: Go and have a great time at your prom, then go see the movie!