For today’s installment of remake cinema I’ve decided to do a side-by-side of Prom Night. We’ll feature the original starring the queen of scream Jamie Lee Curtis and the new one starring the lovely Brittany Snow. I decided to take a look at the new one first this time, just to make sure that I haven’t disliked the newer movies because I saw them after. I will start out by saying right off the bat you can tell that these movies follow a completely different story line. The only similarity is that they both focus on prom night, as if the title didn’t already give that away!
I can honestly say I am not a huge fan of remakes. They very rarely turn out as good as the original. But lets face it, even new Hollywood stories aren’t too good now days. So I thought rather than watching the remake of The Fog I would take a peek at the classic by John Carpenter. For whatever reason I had never seen this movie, but I got a few recommendations that it is one I can’t miss. And hell, Carpenter’s The Thing was freaky as anything I’ve ever seen so why not give it a shot.