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Prom Night (1980)

While playing in a derelict building, four children accidentally kill a young girl and swear to cover it up. But six years later, as the quartet prepares for their prom night, each receives a menacing phone call from someone who knows their secret.

Jamie Lee Curtis cemented her Scream Queen title with this inventively plotted – (relatively) light on gore – entry in the teenagers-in-jeopardy/stalk-and-slash cycle inaugurated by Halloween (1978) and appropriating the Carrie (1976) high-school setting.

An elongated and suspenseful chase sequence through the campus and the surprise identity of the masked maniac lifts it above average.

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Mr Hammond
Leslie Nielsen
Kim
Jamie Lee Curtis
Nick
Casey Stevens
Mrs Hammond
Antoinette Bower
Wendy
Anne-Marie Martin
Alex
Michael Tough
Sykes
Robert Silverman
Vicki
Pita Oliver
Kelly
Mary Beth Rubens
Jude
Joy Thompson

Director
Paul Lynch

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