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Halloween related thought-of-the-day

halloween laurie lynda annie devon graham

It occurred to me that when Lynda says: “Hey isn’t that Devon Graham?” for years, I thought she was saying “D’vaughn Gram” due to Carpenter and Hill picking maybe the only two names in our shared language that are pronounced entirely differently in American English than they are in UK English, where we would’ve said it as: “Isn’t that Devvon Gray’um?”

Hmm, maybe Craig: “Cregg” vs. “Crayyg”

The DNA of Prom Night

Given the much-awaited disco-bopping soundtrack to Prom Night was finally released on CD in the spring of 2019…

prom night sountrack

I thought it was time for another re-watch, this time paying more attention to the various… ‘homages’ the film is patched together from. Perfectly, I might add.

So, starting at the top – why didn’t Kim (or Alex) tell the cops that they saw Nick and the other kids playing at the school/convent/whatever minutes before Robin’s death? You’d think they would be questioned about it.

The Halloween Xeroxing is rife, you could easily mistake these streets that teenage girls get stalked along:

halloween prom night

And then we have JLC and her gal-pals walking along together, carrying books, discussing girly things about upcoming dances n’ the like:

halloween prom night

Jamie even forgot her text book in both films – geography in Prom Night, chemistry in Halloween! Why does this revelation make Alex think “darn!” and why do we get to hear it?

How could Kelly and Jude even be friends with Kim without major guilt? THEY KILLED HER SISTER and are asking her about her sex life!!! And Nick is GOING OUT WITH HER!? After going out with WENDY, his accomplice!???

Then we have the escaped mental patient who returned to town, and his shrink – although this time the police summon him rather than the other way around. Said shrink vanishes early on though.

The bitchy girl and the scuzzy dude plotting to humiliate the prom queen, right outta Carrie:

carrie prom night

That dance routine nabbed from Saturday Night Fever, which featured John Travolta from Carrie! The Bee Gees versus the amusing composed-to-spec disco bops Paul Zaza and Carl Zitterer made for Prom Night is no contest though:

saturday night fever prom night

The interactions between Kim and her friends are good though, naturalistic teen girl banter:

prom night 1980

In summary, Prom Night is a jigsaw of a production, built with puzzle pieces from other films, but undeniably a fab one.

A friend recently asked me if I were to remake it, what my approach would be…

  • Well, not that vile 2008 remake
  • More kids in the game at the start, with one killed earlier in the day (rather than the hour wait)
  • Make more out of Principal Hammond and his wife as suspects – where do they go???
  • Perhaps have Kelly turn out to be the killer?

Actually, what did you do that summer??

As is tradition most years (or at least every second year), I watched I Know What You Did Last Summer recently, and a few observations surfaced…

i know what you did last summer 1997

Wig, or not wig?

When I saw this with my college roomie, she turned to me and whispered:
“Is that the B-52’s?”


i know what you did last summer bridgette wilson jennifer love hewitt 1997

Are those blank VHS tapes Elsa is putting with the fancy lingerie???


i know what you did last summer 1997

When did The Fisherman have time to print, mount, and age this photo of an event that only occurred earlier that same day?

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