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Old 11-07-2014, 11:50 PM   #441
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Whaaaat, no likey?
Didn't like it. The beginning was kind of creepy but overall it was pretty boring. There wasn't much going on as far was the story went. There's much better films in the genre. It honestly wasn't even a little enjoyable for me i wouldn't ever watch it again. I blind bought a few slashers this fall and this was the only one I didn't like.
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Old 11-08-2014, 12:45 AM   #442
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Didn't like it. The beginning was kind of creepy but overall it was pretty boring. There wasn't much going on as far was the story went. There's much better films in the genre. It honestly wasn't even a little enjoyable for me i wouldn't ever watch it again. I blind bought a few slashers this fall and this was the only one I didn't like.
I would recommend the sequel, Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II.
It's like a dark comedy / supernatural-possession slasher with elements of Carrie mixed in. It's miles better than the original, although I like both. It's in-name-only (although I believe the High School has the same name -beyond that there's no real connection).
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Old 11-08-2014, 01:04 AM   #443
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I very much enjoy this movie having the DVD was happy to see it remastered for blu ray, watched it on Halloween and was very happy with it.
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Old 12-19-2014, 07:35 PM   #444
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Didn't like it. The beginning was kind of creepy but overall it was pretty boring. There wasn't much going on as far was the story went. There's much better films in the genre. It honestly wasn't even a little enjoyable for me i wouldn't ever watch it again. I blind bought a few slashers this fall and this was the only one I didn't like.
Recently picked this one up without previously seeing it, I'm with you on this. I am a huge fan of the sequel, but this one was just a chore to watch. Jamie Lee appeared to be a 30 somethings stripper playing a teen high school student which I couldn't really get passed either. Oh well, I'll rewatch with the commentary and see if I can get anything at all out of it. Might not have helped that I just watched Graduation Day and found it to be way more entertaining.
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Old 12-19-2014, 08:08 PM   #445
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Might not have helped that I just watched Graduation Day and found it to be way more entertaining.


As much love as I have for the slasher genre, and despite the presence of Christopher George, even I find it hard to get through Graduation Day.

What the hell's with that eight minute song "Gangster Rock"? I mean, it's hilariously bad for about two minutes, then after four you're seriously considering muting it, then you keep watching because you've made it this far, how long can it possibly go on?!

Then you find out. A long frigging time.

Loved the opening song/sequence though.
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Old 12-19-2014, 09:31 PM   #446
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Might not have helped that I just watched Graduation Day and found it to be way more entertaining.
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As much love as I have for the slasher genre, and despite the presence of Christopher George, even I find it hard to get through Graduation Day
I love Prom Night and Graduation Day equally. Well, I may like Prom Night a little bit more, but they're both awesome flicks.

It's too bad that those fun slasher days are a thing of the past. Horror films of this sort are too serious today, and that spirit of reckless abandon that graced the early-1980s films is no longer present.

I mean, these early-1980s slasher movies were intense, but they were never really outright bleak or somber. Contemporary films are either too direly bleak or too blatantly campy. These older movies straddled that line with a perfect balance.
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Old 12-19-2014, 09:40 PM   #447
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I love the original Prom Night, and the Blu-ray looks fantastic, head and shoulders better than any prior home video release.

I do agree that Hello Mary Lou is better and more unique, even if it has nothing to do with the original. It should be judged on it's own merits though, since it's technically an original film slapped as a sequel for marketing purposes. I'm perfectly happy with my MGM/FOX DVD for that film. I don't think Blu-ray would be that much of an upgrade.

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I love Prom Night and Graduation Day equally. Well, I may like Prom Night a little bit more, but they're both awesome flicks.

It's too bad that those fun slasher days are a thing of the past. Horror films of this sort are too serious today, and that spirit of reckless abandon that graced the early-1980s films is no longer present.

I mean, these early-1980s slasher movies were intense, but they were never really outright bleak or somber. Contemporary films are either too direly bleak or too blatantly campy. These older movies straddled that line with a perfect balance.
YES!!! I agree with this 100%!
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Old 12-19-2014, 09:58 PM   #448
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I love the original Prom Night, and the Blu-ray looks fantastic, head and shoulders better than any prior home video release.

I do agree that Hello Mary Lou is better and more unique, even if it has nothing to do with the original. It should be judged on it's own merits though, since it's technically an original film slapped as a sequel for marketing purposes. I'm perfectly happy with my MGM/FOX DVD for that film. I don't think Blu-ray would be that much of an upgrade.
I've always heard that but I'm not sure its true.

The film has the same producers and takes place at the same High School, although ignoring any references to the first film. I've always wondered about that.

Regardless, I love Hello Mary Lou and think it's a much more entertaining film that the first one. In fact the only Prom Night film I would rank below the original would have to be Prom Night 4: DelIVer Us From Evil. Even if a couple of them stink, I still am a fan of the franchise as a whole. I even adore the remake, or rather the reboot.
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Old 12-19-2014, 10:22 PM   #449
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As I recall, HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT 2 was originally supposed to be titled THE HAUNTING OF HAMILTON HIGH but the title was changed to connect it with PROM NIGHT since the film had the same producers and the high schools shared the same name.

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Old 12-19-2014, 11:43 PM   #450
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Yeah it does NOT take place at the same high school. The school in the original film was technically "Alexander Hamilton High School" (though I have no idea why a school in Canada would be named that), though some characters abbreviated it as "Hamilton High" in the dialogue. Hello Mary Lou takes place at an actual "Hamilton High School." It's a coincidence (though possibly influenced by the original film), and producers probably realized that and made it a sequel. I honestly think the film might be a full-blown cult classic if it wasn't branded as a sequel.
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Old 12-20-2014, 12:01 AM   #451
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Yeah it does NOT take place at the same high school. The school in the original film was technically "Alexander Hamilton High School" (though I have no idea why a school in Canada would be named that)...
While PROM NIGHT was filmed in Canada, they were probably trying to pass it off as middle America, not unlike how HALLOWEEN tried to pass off the suburbs of Los Angeles as the middle of Illinois.

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As much love as I have for the slasher genre, and despite the presence of Christopher George, even I find it hard to get through Graduation Day.

Loved the opening song/sequence though.
Hahaha, I don't know, bro. Just not enough "slasher" than what I was expecting out of it I guess. Graduation Day delivered enough for me to not want to throw the disc out 50min into it.
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Old 12-20-2014, 12:29 AM   #453
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While PROM NIGHT was filmed in Canada, they were probably trying to pass it off as middle America, not unlike how HALLOWEEN tried to pass off the suburbs of Los Angeles as the middle of Illinois.

Chris
Possibly, but they still need to explain some of the slight Canadian accents. "Kim's going OAT with me!" "SOARRY Mom!" :P
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I watched this yesterday via Amazon Prime Video. I didn't realize I had never seen this before.

I liked it a lot. The beginning was a little slow going but overall it was a very enjoyable slasher. The movie kept me guessing as to who the killer might be. I was jumping between
[Show spoiler]the wrongly accused guy, the father, and the mother
. I was surprised to see it was
[Show spoiler]the brother
but it made sense. The only question I have is why did
[Show spoiler]he
wait for that moment to enact
[Show spoiler]his
revenge? I don't know if a deleted scene sheds more light on this or if the writer or director gave an explanation to this.

I have now put this Blu-ray on my wishlist because the version Amazon has for streaming is full screen and has terrible picture quality.

One of my favorite moments was right after
[Show spoiler]Jude
was killed.
[Show spoiler]Slick was really quick with his reaction. He kicked the killer out of that van and jumped right into the driver's seat
. You don't see many reactions like that in slasher movies from the 80's. Most of the time the victim just screams without moving and doesn't try to fight back at all. I was disappointed in
[Show spoiler]his death. Not only did I really start to like the character but the way the van exploded was the dumbest part of the movie
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:02 PM   #455
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I watched this yesterday via Amazon Prime Video. I didn't realize I had never seen this before.

I liked it a lot. The beginning was a little slow going but overall it was a very enjoyable slasher. The movie kept me guessing as to who the killer might be. I was jumping between
[Show spoiler]the wrongly accused guy, the father, and the mother
. I was surprised to see it was
[Show spoiler]the brother
but it made sense. The only question I have is why did
[Show spoiler]he
wait for that moment to enact
[Show spoiler]his
revenge? I don't know if a deleted scene sheds more light on this or if the writer or director gave an explanation to this.

I have now put this Blu-ray on my wishlist because the version Amazon has for streaming is full screen and has terrible picture quality.

One of my favorite moments was right after
[Show spoiler]Jude
was killed.
[Show spoiler]Slick was really quick with his reaction. He kicked the killer out of that van and jumped right into the driver's seat
. You don't see many reactions like that in slasher movies from the 80's. Most of the time the victim just screams without moving and doesn't try to fight back at all. I was disappointed in
[Show spoiler]his death. Not only did I really start to like the character but the way the van exploded was the dumbest part of the movie
.
You will be more than pleased with the astounding blu ray. The transfer is gorgeous.
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