The movie Prom Night is essentially the blending of two very popular film genres. It is a typical horror film blended with a teen slasher movie. The teen horror flick was produced in 2008 and rated PG. Prom Night is directed by Nelson McCormick. Writer J. S. Cardone. The film stars Brittany Snow, Scott Porter, Jessica Stroup, Dana Davis, Collins Pennie.
This film is essentially a remake of the earlier version of Prom Night which was produced back in 1980 and starred Jamie Lee Curtis. Several sequels followed the original film. This retelling of Prom Night is completely new and updated. The leading character is, Donna Keppel, is played by Brittany Snow. Donna is out having a good time with friends. She returns home late at night to find that someone has killed her little brother and father. She thinks that the killer is still in the house and runs to her bedroom and hides under her bed. The killer stumbles upon the mother and kills her while Donna watches from her hiding place under the bed. She discovers that the killer is a teacher who is obsessed with her and wants her for himself. The obsessed teacher, Richard Fenton, is captured and jailed. Three years of intense therapy follows and Donna reveals to her therapist that she still has frightening dreams about the tragedy.
Donna now lives with her Aunt and Uncle. She is preparing to attend her senior prom with her boyfriend and other school friends. They are also making plans for their future and perhaps attending college. All is going along well until Donna thinks that she saw the killer watching her while she was in town. Meanwhile, the detective who arrested the obsessed teacher learns that the killer escaped from prison. The detective is fearful that the crazed killer will return to town and go after Donna Keppel. Consequently, he tells the Aunt and Uncle what he fears.
Meanwhile, Fenton disguises himself and arrives at the hotel where the senior prom is held. Fenton is still very obsessed with Donna Keppel. He is also plotting to get rid of her boyfriend and her other school friends at the prom. The crazed killer goes on a wild killing and slashing spree while the kids are partying and celebrating. The Detective races to the prom hoping to save Donna and her friends. He knows that Fenton is out for bloody revenge.