Isaacs Picture Conclusions

PROM NIGHT (1980) THREE TOP HATS

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This was actually my very first viewing of this Canadian slasher and I can’t really come out and say that I loved it. I think – think – that I might have liked this better if:

  • I had seen this when I was a kid
  • I had seen this when I was a teenager
  • I had seen this before we humans developed HD and Blu Ray and High Def TVs

The copy I had – from this “eight pack of movies” DVD – was TERRIBLE and grainy and scratchy and loud and most of this looked like it was filmed in a room with no lighting. Plus, all of the kills were basically off screen so there wasn’t anything exciting to report on that front either. I mean – it seemed decent enough and it looked like they had fun making it, but being able to actually see what’s going on has too be taken into consideration at some point, RIGHT??. One thing I thoroughly did enjoy – about halfway through, there’s an extensive Disco dancing scene at the Prom – up to and including a Dance Off! Jamie Lee had some sweet, sweet moves!!

PROM2

This movie starts off with a bunch of kids playing some sort of game that Brad and Brian from HARD TICKET TO HOME VIDEO must have invented called “The Killer” (or something). The kids go hide and the designated “killer” seeks you out and “kills” you. You then go screaming “KILL!!!!!!!!!!” all over the place, piercing ears, until there is only one kid remaining and apparently you actually really do kill them – committing murder – because they scream “KILL!!!!!!!!!!” so much and so loudly at the little girl above that she falls out of second story window and dies. Nice game, guys!!

PROM 7Apparently those kids above were twelvish, even though they looked like they were six or seven (but I don’t know shit about Canadians apparently) because we fast forward six years later and they’re all about to go to their senior prom and they look like THAT. Of course the cops never figured out who killed the little girl but they finger some deranged sexual predator (they don’t actually finger him CATALIN!!!!) who got  burned up in a fire and has remained locked up in the INSANE ASYLUM (ha ha wife!!) for six years but now he’s escaped. That’s all told through weird flashbacks but most importantly there’s some of this:
PROM4

If I ever need to get my hips gyrating, my lips puckered and my arms swinging, this always lights my fire (just ask my wife – but don’t ask her for videos):

“Take A Chance On Me” by ABBA

If you change your mind, I’m the first in line
Honey I’m still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, gonna be around
If you’ve got no place to go, if you’re feeling down
If you’re all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I’m still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best and it ain’t no lie
If you put me to the test, if you let me try

Take a chance on me
(That’s all I ask of you honey)
Take a chance on me

We can go dancing, we can go walking, as long as we’re together
Listen to some music, maybe just talking, get to know you better
‘Cos you know I’ve got
So much that I wanna do, when I dream I’m alone with you
It’s magic
You want me to leave it there, afraid of a love affair
But I think you know
That I can’t let go

If you change your mind, I’m the first in line
Honey I’m still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, gonna be around
If you’ve got no place to go, if you’re feeling down
If you’re all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I’m still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best and it ain’t no lie
If you put me to the test, if you let me try

Take a chance on me
(Come on, give me a break will you?)
Take a chance on me
Oh you can take your time baby, I’m in no hurry, know I’m gonna get you
You don’t wanna hurt me, baby don’t worry, I ain’t gonna let you
Let me tell you now
My love is strong enough to last when things are rough
It’s magic
You say that I waste my time but I can’t get you off my mind
No I can’t let go
‘Cos I love you so

If you change your mind, I’m the first in line
Honey I’m still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, gonna be around
If you’ve got no place to go, if you’re feeling down
If you’re all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I’m still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best, baby can’t you see
Gotta put me to the test, take a chance on me
(Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance on me)

Ba ba ba ba baa, ba ba ba ba baa
Honey I’m still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best, baby can’t you see
Gotta put me to the test, take a chance on me
(Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance on me)

Ba ba ba ba baa, ba ba ba ba baa ba-ba
Honey I’m still free
Take a chance on me

PROM5

BLAH BLAH BLAH some dude in a ski mask is going around killing the people who “KILLED!!!!!!!!!!!!” the little girl using broken glass and an axe. The kills are off-screen or so blurry that you can’t tell what’s going on, so they aren’t interesting to talk about. I think the thing to take from this is that Disco was awesome and Jamie Lee Curtis has been hot her entire life. Oh – also – now that nothing is private any longer with the internet and all, I did some digging and found TYSON CARTER’s senior prom picture! Sweet ‘stache, Handsome!!

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This morning we all had a SHITLOAD of fun over at FILMHISTER’s GUESS THE MOVIE AND WIN contest. That image was from HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT 2 – an IMMENSELY FUN movie that I had never seen or heard of – with a review coming very soon to this place right here!!

25 comments

  1. Love your review all the time! So entertaining! I have never seen this but when I was dying of the worst sickness I had ever had on my birthday in 2010 in Egypt the remake (I think) of Prom Night was on..and I wanted to throw something at the TV because it was SO EXTREMELY BORING and predictable. but I didn’t have the energy to…And you know already that I am mega chickenshit..haha!

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    • theipc

      THANK YOU, KIM!!! If you feel the desire – try Prom Night 2 – it’s a TON better – I hope to have something written up about it soon : ) I just netflixed up 3 and 4 (because of 2) (and I am not hopeful) but I may or may not get to the new one… hope your travels are safe!!

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      • Very safe! Already resting in the hotel..waiting to head out for dinner.. haha! Thanks 🙂
        I’m taking a slight break with horror..in moderation..The Women in Black scarred me for a week after..so you know. 🙂

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      • theipc

        Very good!!! The wife and I are watching ARGO over pizza tonight – I hope it’s as good (to us) as it is to everyone else : )

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      • theipc

        and BTW – to you or anyone who reads comments – FASTER – with The Rock – is stupid (been watching it the last hour)

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  2. Prom Night isn’t a great movie by any stretch, but for me it’s up there with the original Friday the 13th and Halloween in my cherished memories, because I saw these movies in the theater even though I was only 12 at the time. Our movie theater really didn’t care about carding kids so we just bought our tickets and went right in. Jamie Lee really was the Scream Queen back then, bless her heart. And I loved the poster for the movie, with the gleaming knife and all, excellently creepy.

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