Thursday, November 06, 2008
Prom Night IV: Deliver Us From Evil
Posted by JPX
(1992) Zero stars
It’s 1957 and, yep, it’s Prom Night at Hamilton High again. A couple in heat sneak away from the prom to go bang each other in the back of a Buick but their coitus is interrupted by Father Jonas, a psychotic priest who murders them with a crucifix-shaped knife. When the church becomes aware of their rogue priest they address the problem in typical Catholic Church fashion, by hiding Jonas away in the church basement for 33 years.
I'm a crazy priest, wanna fight about it?
Jonas, who apparently was not allowed to shave or groom for 33 years, escapes imprisonment when an incompetent priest skips Jonas’ daily sedative injection. At this point you might predict that Jonas would head towards the school prom already in progress; you might predict this but you would be wrong, dead wrong. Instead he follows four students who pull up to the prom in a limo but decide to skip the dance and instead drive to a cabin in the woods owned by the father of one of the students. Coincidentally it just so happens that this cabin used to be a church retreat where Jonas used to hide. What bad luck! Slice and dice time.
Some day I'll be Dax!
I have a sneaky suspicion that Prom Night IV was never supposed to be a Prom Night sequel. The fact that the four students pull up to the prom and then inexplicably decide not to go suggests that this scene might’ve been thrown in to justify the Prom Night title. Either way this is a terrible film. Father Jonas’ motivation is never clear beyond muttering the word “slut” when he comes across the teens having relations. Finally, the deaths are uneventful and there’s not a single scare is to be found in this mess.
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