Confession time: I really enjoyed Red Eye. You know, that movie from 2005 with Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy on a plane? Not only did I enjoy it, I paid to see it in theaters. I’m not a horror fan by any stretch, but hey, a good chase scene is a good chase scene, and not only that, the movie was kind of funny. Go ahead, judge me all you want.
But even with Red Eye in mind, I was all prepared to rag all over the trailer for Prom Night, the latest movie to send a bunch of nubile teens to the slaughter at the hands of some crazed something or another. I guess I was grateful that it wasn’t some piece of technology responsible for the killings, but that wasn’t enough to make me stop shaking my head and mutter “Oh, the things this job forces me to think about for more than 10 seconds.”
Strange thing, though: Prom Night actually looks kind of fun. Meaning, it’s the kind of movie I could imagine myself going to see with a bunch of friends back in high school, the days when Jennifer Love Hewitt was making a career running away from a knife-wielding maniac. From what I can tell the movie involves no torture or elaborate torture devices, and is actually more of a cat-and-mouse chase between a bunch of promgoers and a psycho who is in love with one of them. Basically, it’s No Country for Old Men for teenage girls, except without the air gun and the whole “lament about the state of the world” thing.
‘Prom Night’ Movie Trailer