I don’t know if anyone else has seen this, and I don’t know if anyone’s going to believe me, but this movie was ALL KINDS OF FUN!! Probably, if anyone else has had the pleasure of seeing this at some point in their life – they’ll probably disagree with me but I thought this was a great example of 80′s slasher material with big hair, bushy eyebrows, boobs, tiaras, zombies - solid acting for a movie like this – boobs (what??), blood, a zombie, adultery, motorcycles, a fun soundtrack, a demon rocking horse and, what else, some good, sly comedy. I don’t normally do this out on this site, but I had so much fun with this movie that I took a bunch of screen captures to tell this tale of fun, revenge, bangs and wanting to get the Prom Queen tiara…. NO MATTER WHO YOU HAVE TO KILL!!
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Intro Mary Lou Maloney, running through the rain to the church confessional to confess her sins: cursing… being mean… sassing her mom… screwing boys… you know – all those things The Church forbids – and, as she leaves, having written “FOR A GOOD TIME CALL MARY LOU (NUMBER)” on the wall of the confessional, she adds: “And I loved every minute of it” SMOOCH.
At the prom, her and her date happily dance it up, sock-hop style, until she excuses herself to powder her nose…. and sock-hop her Hoo-Haa onto someone’s (who is NOT her date’s) – uh – Penile.
Jilted and hurt, her date rescues a toilet paper roll full of shit and an explosive from the men’s room’s trashcan, drops it from the scaffold above the stage and she goes up in FLAMES!!!!! AW snap – she was good looking too : (
30 years later, we meet innocent, chaste and pure Vicki who won’t even go to second base with her old man Craig. In fact, her family is so pure and chaste her mom won’t even buy her a new Prom dress – making her wear the same one from last year. The BARBARITY!!!!
The girl from the pic below this offers Vicki’s sad sack self some advice: “Go borrow a dress from the school’s prop department.” “Gee – that’s a brilliant idea, you hoser!!” she replies – this is a Canadian flick after all, so she goes down into the basement and cracks open this trunk, which, for no sane reason, contains the unburned clothes Mary Lou was wearing when she burned to her fiery death 30 years ago. AND the demonic spirit of Mary Lou herself!!! Consider that demon UNLEASHED!!!
The first thing Mary Lou’s spirit does, before manifesting itself in Vicki’s blond body, is – - – - – - – MURDER!! This scene was a lot of fun and didn’t go the way I expected.
After Vicki tries on Mary Lou’s prom dress, she becomes possessed with the vengeful spirit of the burned to death prom queen and, the next day at volleyball practice with Brian from HARD TICKET TO HOME VIDEO (he’s in the green), she passes out and starts having…. VISIONS OF PAIN AND SUFFERING THAT ARE LEGENDARY EVEN IN HELL!!! It’s not really THAT bad but she does have some fun dream visions of kids dressed in 50s gym clothes calling her Mary Lou.
Her rocking horse in her room also comes alive – that’s kind of this film’s “money shot”, so to speak. What else? She also tries to violently bone her boyfriend, catches the Science teacher’s crotch on fire, “European” kisses her dad, kills her mom, and then we get the next sequence of events.
“You’re acting so weird lately,” says her good looking friend whose character’s name I never caught and adds: “LIKE, OHMYGOD, LIKE, THAT DRESS! CALL THE FASHION POLICE, Y’ALL!!”
The filmmakers then drop a bomb on the audience and clothes start getting shed and the two girls make it in the shower – well, mildy make it in the shower – but, considering how tame (but fun) this had been for an hour, this was pretty surprising.
Some of you might remember this image from a fun contest at FILMHIPSTER’s place the other day (that blew my email to smithereens when I chose ‘notify of follow up comments by email’). This is a very fun sequence of nude cat and mouse through the girl’s locker room with some fun – and surprisingly strong – imagery…
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… and then cute girl has been crushed to oblivion with the flick of a wrist…. : (
Do you remember back when I wrote that Mary Lou is going to win that Prom Queen tiara no matter who she has to murder?? Talk about rigging the computer results!!!
Presenting her acceptance speech!!! I don’t know if I’ve convinced you to give this a watch or not – but I hope I have. This really was a ton of fun and had NOTHING to do with the first one. Which is OK, TYSON!!!!!! : ) Check out this fun set picture I found out there (below). Everyone seems to be having FUN!! That’s what I like most in the movies I watch – when it’s obvious people are having a good time. Not tired and boring and obviously put out with what they are doing. It seems, sometimes, that people are too stressed – everyone should relax a little – relax and fire this up on Netflix! I did go ahead and queue up the next two sequels and the remake of the first one, but I am honestly not too hopeful. We’ll see!