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Prom Night (1980)

NOTE: This commentary is only available on the Synapse Films Blu-ray release.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Paul Lynch, screenwriter William Gray, and moderator Pat Jancowitz Rating:8.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by badge on April 23rd, 2015:Find all reviews by badge
Paul Lynch sounds like he’s had waaaay too much coffee and he has an odd, barking delivery which causes him to either punch out every syllable precisely or blunder over his words, often interrupting others or interrupting himself in mid-stream. In the earlier part of the track, the moderator makes remarks that are met with uncomfortable silences because he seems to be pitching them as comments for reaction rather than just observational asides. But about halfway through everybody seems to relax and start having some fun with the film. Screenwriter Gray provides some amused comments at what is going on, discovering various things about the production that he never knew and Lynch provides unintentional laughs when he slags off Roger Spottiswoode for casting Jamie Lee Curtis is another horror film right after this one, and when he enthuses about how they were originally going to get one of the Brady Bunch girls for the role (“Oh, she’s a big name!” “Who was it?” “The middle one!”)
Reviewed by frankasu03 on May 2nd, 2015:Find all reviews by frankasu03
Agree with the above review, Paul Lynch can get a bit over-excited, but I tend to appreciate his enthusiasm. He certainly paints a very vivid portrait of the wild days of "Canuxploitation" filmmaking, especially in the Horror genre. William Gray, the screenwriter, definitely steals the show. He's wry without being smug, and his anecdotes about hanging out with Jamie Lee and Ann Marie Martin are classic. Yes, sitting in a movie theater in 1979 watching "Halloween" with Laurie Strode herself will be the coolest moment of your life, and nothing else will come close. Also appreciated the moderator, who ably fils in the gaps when the participants struggle for an actor's name here and there. A slickly-produced group commentary with no dead air and ample energy. Yes, Paul Lynch, we know you still love Disco and that there's a "Hamilton" in Ohio. 8/10