Happy Holidays! We love gifts here at PCB so we thought we’d suggest some stuff we love for you to give the people you love!
Horror movies make fantastic gifts and what better way to please the horror fan in your life than with what I would consider one of the crown jewels in Synapse Films’ line up (the others being Demons and Demons 2) Prom Night.
Smack dab in the middle of Jamie Lee Curtis’ string of horror classics, Prom Night is a classic much deserving of a revisit.
The story, if you aren’t familiar, revolves around a group of high school seniors who are preparing for their prom while holding on to a terrible secret involving a tragedy years earlier. Of course, that tragedy comes back to haunt them in the form of a black masked, axe wielding killer out for revenge.
Also Leslie Nielsen.
I’ve always known Prom Night exists, and I’d have sworn I’ve seen it before but as I was watching it I realized that I’d never seen it. I was expecting it to be a lot gorier than it was. The brief moments of gore we do see are pretty effective though. It plays almost like a mystery thriller. One that I didn’t guess at all. It might have been the epic dance scene that distracted me from the killer’s identity. That scene was pretty incredible.
Synapse has lovingly restored this movie and it shows just how dedicated they are to this genre and the classics we all love. It’s companies like this that are so important to this genre. Painstaking restorations like this keep these classic films alive for countless generations to enjoy and appreciate.
Synapse has given us a must own release of this horror classic. It’s a top notch film and a highlight of 80s horror. Great acting, a refreshing restraint, and a killer dance scene make Prom Night a must watch.
Brand New 2K High-Definition Transfer from the Original 35mm Camera Negative
5.1 surround remix specifically created for the release
Audio commentary from Director Paul Lynch and Screenwriter William Gray
The Horrors of Hamilton High: The Making of “Prom Night” featurette
Collection of additional scenes added for television broadcast
Never-before-scene outtakes from the film
Original theatrical trailer and TV spots.
Exclusive to blu-ray
Motion Still Gallery
Original radio spots
5.1 and 2.0 audio
1.78:1 Aspect Ratio
Final grade: A+
Garon Cockrell is the Founder and Editor of Pop Culture Beast and host of The Pop Culture Beast Show. He founded the site over seven years ago to have a place on the internet to write about the things he loved. Since then, Garon has become a best-selling author (Demonic and Other Tales), an award winning screenwriter (Best Screenplay 2013 Motor City Nightmares Film Festival), and a cast member on the top rated podcast, Never Not Funny.