Prom night prowler
Ellen (Brittany Snow) is a wholesome American teen on her way to the high-school prom, just like a million wholesome American teens before her. But wait! Skulking in the wings is a demented killer, just like the one in the original Prom Night all those years ago.
And so it goes: knife, stab, blood, scream.
I liked the way the teens find ever-more elaborate pretexts to take themselves off, alone, into the darkness to investigate this or that. There they are duly dispatched by Johnathon Schaech’s Charles Manson-esque psycho. He looms out of the shadows with a pained smile and an ominous rumble that suggests nothing so much as acute indigestion.— Xan Brooks