Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Slasher Film  |   Release Date - Oct 16, 1987 (USA)  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Though not a true sequel to Paul Lynch's derivative slasher-dud Prom Night, this Carrie-flavored horror film begins in 1957 with the fiery death of bitchy prom queen Mary Lou Maloney (Lisa Schrage) courtesy of a backfired stinkbomb stunt pulled by her jealous ex-boyfriend. Thirty years later, her killer has become the school principal (Michael Ironside), and sweet, innocent Vicki (Wendy Lyon) is a contender for the prom-queen title. Mary Lou's vengeful spirit spies the perfect opportunity to reclaim her crown once and for all. The rest of the film involves Vicki adopting Mary Lou's less-than-reputable habits and messily destroying anyone who stands between her and the coveted title. High points include a telekinetic "Tutti Frutti" locker-room squashing and a swirling demonic blackboard, all courtesy of FX wizard Jim Doyle, who worked previously on A Nightmare on Elm Street, to which this film bears some stylistic similarities.

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demon, demonic-possession, ghost, high-school, jilted, killing, multiple-murder, murder, prom-queen, rampage, revenge, slasher, zombie