PCB Holiday Picks – Prom Night

Garon CockrellBlu-Ray Review, MoviesLeave a Comment

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!

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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.

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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.

Special Features:

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

Specs:

1980

Rated R

93 minutes

5.1 and 2.0 audio

1.78:1 Aspect Ratio

Final grade: A+

 

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Garon CockrellPCB Holiday Picks – Prom Night