80’s horror classic ‘Prom Night’ to be restored by Synapse




The classic 1980 horror, Prom Night, has already had a rather unpleasant remake, but Synapse have revealed through their official Facebook page that they plan to restore the original film, much like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was restored.

Here is what the official Facebook page announced:

“And so, today, I have another surprise (although many of you kind of figured this was coming based on yesterday’s reveal of CURTAINS),” says the site. “The [Prom Night] negative is reportedly in poor condition, but we’re diving in today after our lab has performed many hours of fixing splices and repairs… A Texas Chain Saw Massacre-like restoration may be in order to make this work, but Synapse is up to the task.

The original Prom Night was directed by Paul Lynch, and starred Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis and Casey Stevens.


For six long years, Hamilton High School seniors Kelly, Jude, Wendy, and Nick have been hiding the truth of what happened to ten-year-old Robin Hammond the day her broken body was discovered near an old abandoned convent. The foursome kept secret how they taunted Robin – backed her into a corner until, frightened, she stood on a window ledge… and fell to her death. Though an accident, the then-twelve-year-olds feared they’d be held responsible and vowed never to tell. But someone else was there that day… watching. And now, that someone is ready to exact murderous revenge-on prom night.


Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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