Sunday, October 26, 2008
No, they didn't already shit out a sequel to the awful Prom Night remake, this is a sequel to the original. Well, it's a sequel in name only, it doesn't have jack-shit to do with its predecessor. It even switches subgenres, from slasher movie to evil ghost/possession movie. So whereas part 1 was another crappy Halloween wannabe, this is a, um, Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge wannabe, I guess.
I'm not sure if it has a great title or a terrible title, but it's definitely a title that sticks out and when I was a kid I was always curious to watch it. Never did, and considering all the lousy horror movie series' I've followed, it's weird that I haven't delved into the Prom Nights more.
Any ways, true to this series, this was pretty mediocre, although maybe an improvement over the original. Faint praise, but I think I may continue on and see parts 3 and 4 at some point, just because. Then I should get around to seeing the Silent Night Deadly Night sequels. I think I draw the line at the direct to video Hellraiser sequels. Hellraiser: Bloodline was shitty enough, and it went theatrical, I can't imagine how bad one of these would have to be to not even merit a theatrical release.
But I'm off topic. If nothing else, Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2 is a lot better than that fucking Prom Night remake. But then, what isn't?