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Competent but no classic
on 12 June 2010
There is a trend amongst the big studios to remake old films rather than commit to new scripts and this remake of Prom Night continues the trend. Unfortunately, there is also the notion that what really matters is the profit and to this end it appears that the sex and violence have been toned down in order to get a lower rating and thus attract a wider audience.
As the title suggests, the action takes place at the school prom where a deranged stalker has targeted a pretty teenager. Of course nobody knows he is there and despite the presence of the police, the killer works his way through the unsuspecting victims.
This film has the look of a TV movie where everyone comes from well-to-do households and everything and everyone is glossy and clean. It is very much a cleaned-up version of the original. It is OK for an evening's entertainment but it is also instantly forgettable.