Prom Night (1980) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

It’s time for a new episode of our Revisited video series, and in this one we’re looking back at one of the horror films Jamie Lee Curtis starred in immediately after the success of Halloween: the 1980 slasher Prom Night (which can be viewed on Amazon Prime at THIS LINK). To find out all about Prom Night, check out the video embedded above.

Directed by Paul Lynch from a screenplay by William Gray (who was working from a story by Robert Guza Jr.), Prom Night has the following synopsis: This slasher movie follows a relentless killer who is out to avenge the death of a young girl who died after being bullied and teased by four of her classmates. Now high-school students, the guilt-ridden kids have kept their involvement a secret, but when they start being murdered, one by one, it’s clear that someone knows the truth. Also coping with the past are members of the dead girl’s family, most notably her prom-queen sister, Kim Hammond (Jamie Lee Curtis).

Curtis was joined in the cast by Leslie Nielsen, Casey Stevens, Eddie Benton, Michael Tough, Robert A. Silverman, Mary Beth Rubens, Pita Oliver, and Sheldon Rybowski.

The Prom Night episode of Revisited was Written by Emilie Black, Narrated by Niki Minter, Edited by Juan Jimenez, Produced by Tyler Nichols and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Several series on the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel have been released under the Revisited banner in the past. (Episodes of Best Horror Movie You Never Saw, The Black Sheep, Deconstructing, Horror Party Movies, Best Foreign Horror Movies, Playing with Fear, and Real Slashers have all been labeled Revisited on YouTube.) We recently got a new series simply titled Revisited started with an episode dedicated to Chopping Mall. The second episode covered Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, the third looked at VideodromeJacob’s Ladder was the fourth in the series, Re-Animator was number five, episode six looked back at House II: The Second Story, number seven covered Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, number eight revisited Poltergeist, number nine looked at Killer Klowns from Outer Space, the tenth episode we revisited Fright Night, number eleven was all about The Fog, twelve looked back at The Craft, thirteen covered Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, and number fourteen dug into Pet Sematary.

Two previous episodes of Revisited can be seen below. To see more of our shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals channel – and subscribe while you’re at it!

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.