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Killers and Corsages: 10 High School Prom Horror Movies You Can’t Miss

The high school prom is supposed to be a magical night filled with love, laughter, and memories. But in the horror genre, it often becomes a blood-soaked battleground where terror reigns supreme. From killer dates to vengeful spirits, these 10 high school prom horror movies will leave you grateful for your own, less deadly prom experiences. Get ready for a prom night you’ll never forget!

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Astral Films

Prom Night (1980)

Let’s kick off the list with a classic! Prom Night stars scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis in a chilling tale of revenge. A masked killer stalks a group of teenagers as they prepare for their prom night, turning the celebration into a nightmarish dance with death. This slasher flick set the standard for prom-themed horror movies and is a must-watch for any horror enthusiast.

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United Artists

Carrie (1976)

Based on Stephen King’s first-ever novel, Carrie remains an iconic horror film that combines supernatural elements with the angst and drama of high school life. Sissy Spacek delivers a memorable performance as the shy and bullied Carrie White, who uses her telekinetic powers to exact revenge on her tormentors during the prom. Prom night takes a deadly turn in this unforgettable tale.

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Alliance Atlantis

Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)

This sequel (in name only) to the original Prom Night takes a supernatural twist. When a vengeful prom queen ghost, Mary Lou Maloney, is accidentally unleashed at a high school, she wreaks havoc on students and staff alike. With its blend of horror, dark humor, and ’80s nostalgia, this film is a guilty pleasure that will have you laughing and jumping out of your seat.


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The Loved Ones Horror Movie 2009
Madman Entertainment

The Loved Ones (2009)

Prepare yourself for a prom night unlike any other in this Australian horror gem. When a rejected girl named Lola is determined to have the perfect prom with the boy of her dreams, she takes extreme measures to make it happen. The Loved Ones is a twisted and gory tale of obsession, filled with dark humor and moments of sheer terror that will leave you gasping for breath.

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20Th Century Studios

Jennifer’s Body (2009)

Megan Fox stars in this darkly comedic horror film about a high school cheerleader possessed by a demonic force. As her best friend (Amanda Seyfried) tries to stop her killing spree, the film delves into themes of female empowerment and the perils of popularity. With its clever writing and subversive take on high school tropes, Jennifer’s Body will have you cheering for more.

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Tragedy Girls (2017)

In this satirical horror-comedy, two high school girls turn serial killers to boost their social media following. As they document their murderous exploits, their popularity soars, but their friendship is put to the test. Tragedy Girls is a fresh and clever take on the slasher genre, blending humor, social commentary, and plenty of blood-soaked moments.

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20Th Century Studios

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

Before it became a beloved TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer began as a quirky and entertaining horror-comedy film. Kristy Swanson stars as Buffy, a cheerleader chosen to battle vampires and other supernatural creatures. With its witty dialogue and memorable characters, this film is a cult classic that adds a dose of humor to the high school horror genre.

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The Prowler (1981)

This ’80s slasher gem takes place during a graduation dance, making it a perfect fit for our prom-themed horror movie list. When a masked killer terrorizes a small town, the body count rises as the night progresses. The Prowler offers suspense, brutal kills, and a relentless killer who will keep you guessing until the shocking reveal.

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Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)

This sequel is set during a high school prom, where a flesh-eating virus wreaks havoc on the students, turning their celebration into a gruesome nightmare. With its dark humor and gore-filled sequences, Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever delivers an intense and chilling prom experience.

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Raven Banner Entertainment

Crabs! (2021)

In this recent addition to the prom horror subgenre, a small coastal town’s prom is infested with giant, murderous crabs. As the students fight for their lives, the claws come out, and the prom becomes a battle for survival. With its creature feature elements and thrilling suspense, Crabs! provides a unique twist on prom night horrors.

From iconic classics to hidden gems, these 10 high school prom horror movies will satisfy your cravings for fright and suspense. Whether you’re in the mood for supernatural revenge, comedic horror, or gruesome slasher thrills, these films will transport you to a world where prom nights become nightmares. Prom night may be a rite of passage, but in these horror movies, it’s a dance with death that you won’t soon forget.

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