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Prom Night 4: Deliver Us from Evil
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by Chris Parry

"Deliver me from this terrible movie..."
2 stars

There are three things you can be sure of in most slasher flicks. 1) There will be blood shed. 2) There will be tits and ass. 3) The script will suck. Welcome to Prom Night IV: Deliver us from Evil, once again proving that there’s rarely such a thing as an exception to the rule when it comes to horror movies.

Nicole De Boer, who deserved to be a teen starlet but was sadly born in Canada, not LA, is Meagan, a teenager on her prom night. Her friend Laura (Joy Tanner), as if you couldn’t guess, is a slut. Laura’s boyfriend (Alle Ghadban), in case you couldn’t guess, is a bonehead. And Meagan’s boyfriend (Alden Kane) is not.

So while the boresome foursome are preparing for a night of shagging in a country home they’ve rented for prom night, back at the church things are getting ugly. Apparently, having slashed up a couple of humping teens in 1957, Father Jonas (the appropriately named James Carver) has been kept, drugged, in the bowels of the church ever since. Whatever drug they’re using, Joan Collins would like a vat of the stuff because it seems that between 1957 and 1990 Father Jonas hasn’t aged a second. But hey, let’s ignore that glaring amateurish continuity error and move on.

The rookie priest sent to watch over Father Jonas turns his back for a moment and, what do you know, Jonas slips out, ready to do some slicing and dicing. Hark! There’s the big country house that just happens to be filled with humping teens! Let the slashing commence!

Prom Night IV gets a lot of positive buzz from fans of the slasher genre, but everyone else generally dismisses it as unwatchable swill. That’s because fans of the slasher genre have grown so used to crappy movies that any movie with ten minutes of good stuff is considered manna from heaven. In reality, Prom Night IV is sloppy, slow, unexciting (but for one brief almost-lesbian scene) and packed with genuinely awful acting. Why the church would find it preferable to keep a killer priest locked in a dungeon for thirty years rather than hand him over to the law is something you’re not supposed to question. I mean, what did they think, they could convince an axe murderer to be nice again, maybe take up a position in the deep south and run bingo games with the ladies’ auxiliary for the rest of his days?

Nicole De Boer, as a lead, doesn’t stink. I mean, she’s not great either but she looks nice and doesn’t foul up your screen by talking too much. Joy Tanner, on the other hand, does much fouling. You’ve never seen anyone with whiter skin than this broad has when she strips down to her underwear. It’s like she’s been bleached. It’s like she’s been bathing in oven-cleaner. It’s like she’s one of those fiberglass snowmen with the little light inside that you put out on your front lawn at Christmas. As for the lads, suffice to say that the sooner they’re killed, the sooner you don’t have to endure them anymore. No Oscars for these boys.

Basically, Prom Night IV beats the tar out of the second and third films in the Prom Night series, but that’s kind of like beating a wheelchair kid with a rake – though it might be fun for a moment or two, it’s hardly a landmark achievement.

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originally posted: 11/28/02 12:11:18
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User Comments

11/01/06 Sugarfoot I'm an complete agreement with ASG. It's somehow even more inept than # 3... 1 stars
4/18/04 American Slasher Goddess Even worse then 3, if that's possible. 1 stars
2/07/04 c.r This movie started in 1957 with mary lou and pshyo priest who people. Stunk! 1 stars
10/03/03 M what a piece of SHIT 1 stars
11/28/02 Buddha The director rated it as 4 out of 5 on Amazon. If even he doesn't think it's 5 stars... 1 stars
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USA
  02-Sep-1992 (R)

UK
  N/A

Australia
  02-Feb-1993 (MA)


Directed by
  Clay Borris

Written by
  Richard Beattie

Cast
  Nicole de Boer
  Alden Kane
  Joy Tanner
  Alle Ghadban
  James Carver



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