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Prom Night II (1987) Poster

(1987)

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The phone number Mary Lou writes on the confessional booth "For a good time call" was actually screenwriter Ron Oliver's home phone number at the time. No one called.
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Almost every character in the film shares a last name with a cult film director (especially horror directors) such as Wes Craven, Stephen King, George A. Romero, Tod Browning, Joe Dante, John Carpenter, John Waters and Frank Henenlotter.
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At the time, Mary Lou's death was the longest-running fire stunt in any movie.
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Written and filmed as The Haunting of Hamilton High. The title was changed to Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II by the Samuel-Goldwyn Company who purchased it and decided to market it as a sequel. The similarities to the original Prom Night (1980), such as the name of the school and the line "It's not who you go with, it's who takes you home", were completely coincidental.
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When tasked with directing reshoots, first-time director Ron Oliver called Wes Craven for some advice on directing a teen horror film. His advice was, "Give them a scare, give them a hard-on, send them home."
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Though the movie was filmed in 1987, relics of the movie could still be found at the junior high school where it was filmed. The black paint that covered the windows could still be seen until the windows in the school's library were replaced in early 2001.
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In one of the few positive reviews of the film, The LA Times called it "The Blue Velvet of high school horror movies."
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After filming was completed, the executive producer decided that the film didn't work and hired screenwriter Ron Oliver to rewrite and reshoot several sequences for one week and $100,000. This included the climax of the locker room death scene, the rocking horse with the tongue and the chalkboard whirlpool.
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Brock Simpson is the only actor who appeared in all four Prom Night movies.
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Kelly (Terri Hawkes) is drinking Diet Pepsi in nearly every scene she appears.
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(Cameo) The screenwriter, Ron Oliver, appears as a prom goer who, after the crowning, says "Hey, Kelly! How'd ya blow it?"
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Mary Lou Maloney is the only character to appear in more than one Prom Night film.
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The sequence with Wendy Lyon walking around the locker room fully nude wasn't written as such. In the script it was implied that she would be wearing a towel. Screenwriter Ron Oliver was startled to see the final scene as it appears.
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Steve Atkinson (Young Bill Nordham) played the younger version of Michael Ironside (Bill Nordham) in this movie. They worked again in the same manner in Mindfield (1989) - Michael (Kellen O'Reilly) Steve (Young Kellen).
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The poster for the film is the main inspiration of the album art for Metalcore band Falling In Reverse's 2011 album "The Drug in Me is You". Featuring the lead singer's ex-girlfriend (Mandy Murders) in a locker with her arms crossed, a rose between them, wearing a prom dress, tiara and white gloves.
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Both Wendy Lyon (Vicki Carpenter) and Terri Hawkes (Kelly Hennenlotter) voiced characters for the English dub of Sailor Moon.
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The real Vicki doesn't wear any eye shadow or lipstick and only wears pink nail polish. When Vicki has been possessed by Mary Lou, she wears Mary Lou's favorite make up style which includes coral lipstick, red nail polish and dark eye shadow.
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