1957 a graduating teen named Bill Nordham
(Michael Ironside) takes her sleazy
troublemaking girlfriend named Mary Lou
Maloney (Lisa Schrage) go to their prom
at Hamilton High but she uses him and
makes out with another guy there.
Mary Lou is voted Prom Queen and while
she is on stage Bill tries to drop a
stinkbomb on her but her dress is on fire
and she is burned to death.
It is now present day
and Bill is now a father as well as the
principal of Hamilton High. His son Craig
(Justin Louis) is preparing his prom
night with his girfriend Vicki (Wendy
However the highschool seems to be
possessed by Mary Lou as her soul was
kept in a trunk down in the highschool
cellar that someone opened releasing her
and Mary Lou goes on a killing spree with
her song playing each time she is about
to do so.
First she kills a troubled teen named
Jess (Beth Gondeck) making out like she
hung herself as if it was a suicide.
But Mary Lou also possesses Vicki to do
more killings and Vicki also encounters
nightmares of being Mary Lou as well as
Mary Lou tries to seek
revenge on Bill during this years prom
night after what he did to her.
impressive beginning showing the outside
of a highschool as well as shots of the
hallways and then a trunk opening up.
Great close up shot on Mary Lou Maloney entering
a cathedral looking innocent. There is a
nicely set speech on her confessing her
sins to a priest as he shows nice tense
expressions during this moment anda good ending on her speech which came across well as someone skanky and trying to cause trouble.
A good set at the 1957 prom with good
close up shots on Mary Lou and
Young Billy Nordham dancing.
Both Mary Lou and Young Buddy Cooper look
good by making out and acting sleazy.
A nice shot on the fire scene as well as Mary Lou screaming in flames and looking at Billy from above a stand
looking terrified by his accidental
prank which looked impressive.
We have a nice conversation between Vicki Carpenter and
Jess Browning alone
together discussing an issue in a
washroom as it looks very natural.
Perfect argumentive conversation
between Virginia and Vicki during a dinner table.
There's a good scene in a gymnasium with Kelly by heaving a volleyball towards Vicki's head as she falls down quite well.
Nice dream sequence with Vicki in a ghostly like gymnasium with a
perfect shot on the zombie like people charging at her saying her
name and a great shot on her being
tangled in a fake web and screaming as
well as hollering when this happens which
looked like a perfect nightmare sequence.
A good strong discussion between Bill and Father Cooper as it
looked believeably aggressive about Mary
A perfect and suspenseful moment
with hands coming out of a blackboard and
There's a perfect close up shot on Vicki possessed with great evil like attitude
in a cellar of the highschool.
A good shot on Vicki's feet walking in the hallway of the school
and then strutting her stuff.
Good shot on her slowly
walking into a shower and kissing Kelly as the setting does seem
strange and creepy.
A good shot on Vicki's barefeet
slowly walking as well as her walking by
some lockers and staring at one to do her
A good shot on her standing in
the principal office with her icy voice
and Bill Nordham in present day by acting confused and
The settings and going on's at the prom
looked extremely cheesy.
A good shot on Mary Lou on the
top step leading to the cellar with a
bright light from behind her and a
perfect close up shot on her approaching
for her prey.
Bottom line is that this film bears no
relationship on the first film but there
is a memorable line that was used in both
of these films. Very much like the original A
Nightmare On Elm Street (Especially the ending) before
the dark comedy in the sequels with
Krueger doing people away with his jokes. Clever and well done but the story is a
little rusty. Check it out if you like
this kind of teen horror flicks.
The acting is well
done for it's time. Wendy Lyon
(Vicki Carpenter) has great timing for her character as the
posessed one which she shows perfect
raging anger and evil like expressions. She shows a great caring behavior beforehand especially showing sympathy towards an outsider as she brings this to life big time. She performs terrifically intense
in another scene during a hallway by turning at a school snob and cussing her out
with wide eyed and angered expressions. Was good at a diner acting
emotional wondering what is happening to
her. She really knew how to have a snappy like
attitude. Does well
by acting terrified after hands from a blackboard starts grabbing at her. Also does well by acting demanding at
the gymnasium to the other onscreen students by
decorating it for the prom. She's great by behaving lustfully
vicious and violent towards her fellow actor.
Also Michael Ironside (Bill Nordham) knows his
stuff very well in this one as the school
principal and disturbed about what
happened at his prom showing good
expressions and emotions too. Does well in a dream
sequence with a bloody head screaming for
his onscreen son in the dark hallway. He does well by striking his onscreen son on the head. Perfect blocking with him by crowning the Mary Lou character and then kissing
her. Does well near the end of his performance by speaking coldly and darkly as he got into the horror of things.
Louis (Craig Nordham) is great by
getting freaked out when someone gets possessively lustful towards him. Also screaming for his life in the car withthe Mary Lou character in it.
I also liked the highschool bitch played by Terri
Hawkes (Kelly Hennenlotter) as she
does well acting whiney and smart alecky. Knew on how to act like a school snob. She does
well being getting spooked after someone acts too affectionate towards her in a changeroom as she reacts very natural towards all of this.
Schrage (Mary Lou Maloney) shows a nice sleazy and evil
presence to her part and
knows how to grab the viewers attention. She does well by saying she
loved every minute of her sins acting
like a typical troublemaker.
is full nude when her character is
possessed by Mary Lou in a change room as
she tracks down one of her victims (who
was nuse in a shower) singing Tutti
Mary Lou gets
scarred from the burning.
Someone is crushed inside a locker and
some guts splurt out.
Blood drips from Billy's head in a
A guy is electrocuted causing his face to
Mary Lou's gruesome corpse crawls out of
composed the music and does a terrific
job with iit as it's a perfect touch for
an 80's horror flick as well as some good
windy howling and moaning sound effects
There are also a couple of oldie hits
like "Tutti Frutti" and of
course "Hello Mary Lou".
Lou Maloney: Forgive me, Father, for
I have sinned. It has been three months
since my last confession. I've disobeyed
my parents many times. I've taken the
Lord's name in vain many times. I've had
sinful relations, with boys at my school.
Many boys, many times.
Priest: My child, these are great
sins. You must prepare yourself for the
Mary Lou Maloney: Father, there's
just one more thing.
Priest: What is it, my poor child?
Mary Lou Maloney: I loved every
minute of it.
Life's a joke, then you croak.
Carpenter: [possessed by Mary Lou]
BE GONE! COME ON!! There's no God,
Buddy!! And there is no Heaven, and do
you know what pissed me off the most?!!
NO FUCKING WINGS!!!
Carpenter: Places to go, people to
Josh: I'm not supposed to tell, IT