Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)
September 5, 2022 3:44 PM - Subscribe

When Hamilton High's Prom Queen of 1957, Mary Lou Maloney is killed by her jilted boyfriend, she comes back for revenge 30 years later. Bill Nordham is now the principal of Hamilton High and his son is about to attend the prom with Vicki Carpenter. However, she is possessed by Mary Lou Maloney after opening a trunk in the school's basement. Now Bill must face the horror he left behind in 1957.

Not really a sequel to the Jamie Lee Curtis starring film Prom Night... the company that acquired this film, originally titled The Haunting of Hamilton High owned the rights to Prom Night and noticed both films were set at high schools with the same name. They retitled this to make it an easier film to market.

56% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

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posted by DirtyOldTown (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Here's what Joe Bob Briggs has to say about it.
posted by miss-lapin at 6:23 PM on September 5, 2022

Oh, this movie is a hoot! I love that all the teenagers at the prom are clearly NOT teenagers.

Very much recommend the Dirty Little Horror podcast episode about this film!
posted by Kitteh at 7:13 AM on September 6, 2022 [1 favorite]

I love this movie so much more than the original. Maybe it is because of its Canadianess (shot at the West Edmonton Mall!) or its familiarity from being so ubiquitous on Canadian pay tv channels in the late 80s or maybe it is just that it seems to get that it is a sequel to a derivative horror undeserving of a franchise? In anycase recommended by me even if you haven't seen the forgettable first one.
posted by Ashwagandha at 12:30 PM on September 9, 2022 [1 favorite]

A good review on this one on the Canuxploitation website.
posted by Ashwagandha at 5:53 PM on September 9, 2022 [1 favorite]

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