Here it is. Prom Night. The film that gave rise to one of the best horror titles of all time--Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II. That's very clever. But, the October Horrorshow won't be covering that flick, just yet. First, we have to go over the progenitor.
Prom Night, written by William Gray and Robert Guza, Jr., and directed by Paul Lynch, is another of the batch of films Jamie Lee Curtis starred in that cemented her reputation in the late 70s and 80s as a scream queen. Of the five, she screams the least in this one, but that's because, for once, no one seems to be trying to kill her. It's very weird, in fact, to see Jamie Lee Curtis in a horror flick and she's not the protagonist. Or, wait, she is. But only because no one else fits the bill. She survives until the very end, sure, but she's not in any danger.