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The Prom Night films are a series of Slasher Movies ranging from the early 80's to the early 90's.

The first four films center around Hamilton High (which is possibly in Canada) and its attempts to hold the titular High School celebration which tend to go awry.

Released in 1980, the first film opens with the unfortunate death of a child, when a group of kids playing a variation of hide-and-seek in an abandoned building teases a girl and she falls from a window. The kids never told anyone what happened and the little girl's death was blamed on Leonard Murch, a psychopathic child molester who is caught shortly after.

Several years later, students of Hamilton High are preparing for prom. But unbeknownst to them, a masked killer looking for revenge has invited himself to it.

Original film featured Jamie Lee Curtis and Leslie Nielsen in starring roles. Nowadays, the film is mostly remembered for its rather sweet disco soundtrack, which is sought out by collectors. It was also popular enough to receive three sequels.

Hello Mary-Lou: Prom Night II (1987) and Prom Night III: The Last Kiss (1990) centered around the ghost of Mary-Lou Maloney, who was accidentally killed during her Prom Queen crowning in the 50's. The former film has her returning for revenge and latter has her dating a guy after she escapes from hell. Prom Night IV: Deliver Us From Evil (1992) was about a psychopathic Knight Templar Father Jonas, who killed anyone he deemed to be a sinner.

Prom Night was also a PG-13 film in 2008 about an ex-teacher named Fenton who is murderously obsessed with one of his students. Managing to escape from the police, he's prepared to get to her at any costs during her senior prom. Despite having the same title, the film is loosely considered to be a remake.


The original series has examples of:


The 2008 film has examples of:

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