For those of you looking forward to the remake of Prom Night, we have a bit more information for you. We alreadyreported that the horror pic will star Brittany Snow and Idris Elba, but now we have the rest of the official casting to reveal: Dana Davis, Jessica Stroup, Scott Porter, Collins Penne, and Kelly Blatz likely all play ready-to-carve-up teens and Jonathan Schaech plays a character named 'Richard Fenton.' Additionally has the official synopsis, which appears to be about the same as the original: a killer begins picking off a group of high school students on their prom night. It was written by J.S. Cardone, is being directed by Nelson McCormick and is set to be released February 1, 2008.

Out of all the horror movies being remade these days, Prom Night is one of the few that I actually saw as a kid (never was a big scary movie fan). Still, I barely remember it. From what I can recall, it was your typical slasher film where the bad guy is someone familiar to the victims (a la Halloween, Scream, Scooby-Doo) and also had the familiar theme of a covered up past coming back to haunt (a la Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street). Specifically, though, Prom Night had pretty much the same plot as I Know What You Did Last Summer (not surprising, I Know producer Neil H. Moritz is producing this remake). As little as I care for horror in general, I do like the occasional straight-forward, cliché-ridden slasher movie (save for the too-simple Valentine), so I may be interested in this redo if I can be promised a recreation of the originals' opening, which is all that I really remember of it. Or is showing a little girl falling to her death atop a greenhouse too tame for today's audiences?
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