Prom Night

22. Prom Night IV: Deliver Us From Evil (1992).

If you think slasher movie clichés and criticism of Catholic church molestation scandals go together like chocolate and peanut butter, Prom Night IV might be the film for you! Our Summer of Proms is finally over, as A Part Of Our Scare-itage prays for the souls who dared stretch out this non-starter of a horror franchise. In this episode, Sarah & Adam discuss Catholic horrors both onscreen and off, while Sarah pitches her idea for Prom Night V.

Show Notes.

Trailer. IMDB. Wikipedia.

Mount Cashel scandal.

Canonically, Freddy Krueger is the son of 100 maniacs (and one nun).

The aforementioned Freddy origin played heavily into the fifth Nightmare On Elm Street.

Prom Night was remade in 2008.

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21. Prom Night III: The Last Kiss (1990).

In 1990, Canadians bid Mary Lou Maloney adieu for her Last Kiss. Prom Night III: The Last Kiss was her last Prom Night, though Sarah and Adam desperately wish it was theirs, too.

Show Notes.

Trailer. IMDB. Wikipedia.

Sarah and Adam discussed Cynthia “Cyndy” Preston in a much better movie: the terrific Pin.

Just in time for that Dolemite trailer to drop, Adam references Petey Wheatstraw: The Devil’s Son-In-Law.

Robert Palmer’s Addicted To Love was the basis of this movie’s opening Hell sequence. Yes, really.

Clint Howard stars as a dairy-vending serial killer in Ice Cream Man.

Freddy Krueger eating kids off a pizza.

Sarah and Adam celebrated The Uncanny in their very first episode.

Palmolive? You’re soaking in it!

The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs screened Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II as its season finale.

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20. Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987).

Sarah and Adam are only two films into their Summer of Prom, but they’ve already elected the late, great Mary Lou Maloney as their undead Prom Queen. Make no mistake, Mary Lou is one of horror’s greatest monsters. In this extra-long episode on Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II, your hosts discuss what makes this 50s demon great, as well as stink bombs, national treasures, and the finer points of blowjob jokes.

Show Notes.

Trailer. IMDB. Wikipedia.

Terri Hawkes talks Sailor Moon.

Brock Simpson appeared in all four original Prom Nights. Oh, his father is Peter Simpson, producer of said Prom Nights.

The elder Simpson also produced Curtains, covered on our third episode.

Curtains, the previous Prom Night, and the original My Bloody Valentine were scored by Canadian musical wunderkind, Paul Zaza.

Famous names in horror referenced in the screenplay: John Carpenter, Frank Henenlotter, George A. Romero, Wes Craven, Stephen King, Tod Browning, Dan O’Bannon, Joe Dante, and Edward D. Wood, Jr

A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge.

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19. Prom Night (1980).

Sarah & Adam review one of a couple of Canadian-shot slashers to cash in on Jamie Lee Curtis’s Halloween fame between the production of Halloween and Halloween II. It’s Prom Night, the only disco-dancing, killer-on-the-loose murder mystery to feature Leslie Nielsen! Plus, your two hosts re-live their fondest memories of prom or, rather, how they both avoided it.

Show Notes.

Trailer. IMDB. Wikipedia.

As discussed in our Pin episode, the book that is the basis for the film is available for free from the Internet Archive.

Paul Zaza scored the aforementioned Curtains and the original My Bloody Valentine.

Alf Clausen.

Robert Silverman’s acting talents were previously debated on our Scanners episode.

Shelly, the least (?) likable character in the Friday The 13th series.

Maggie Simpson’s nemesis, Unibrow baby.

The McPoyles.

The rapping Dairy Farmers of Canada.

Adam & Sarah reviewed both Silent Hill and its sequel for January 2019.

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