Just did a Prom Night marathon recently. I would say this movie ranks second in how much I enjoy the whole series. Hello Mary Lou would be first, this, and then Part 3 for third and the first last (a little dull and too DARK as in I can't see what the hell is going on!). I think Father Jonas is a cool villain with a badass choice of weaponry. And ooooooh, Laura! Mmmmmm!
BTW viewing this tonight made me think about something. Is it possible that this could be a movie that was supposed to be it's own movie, but then just added the Prom Night title and the PN staples (Hamilton High, Brock Simpson, and the line "It's not who you come with, it's who takes you home"). They have done that with so many other sequels in the 80s/early 90s. I know the whole series isn't canon (2 and 3 are the only ones with the same story), but the story here is so different I just couldn't help but wonder.
i thought EXACT same thing while doing my owm PN marathon lastnite/today!! (about film of its own- but last min add on's -staples)!? .......furthermore was "LOUISE" suppose to be "MARY-LOU" for short!? i mean it was the same yr('57) & she was sassy/sluty-the lil' they did show her......