As the school year starts all over America, we should take a moment to understand the dangers of teen drinking

Here is a classic film shown to my high school class back in 1989. It’s one of those “teens + drinking + driving = the nice girl always dies” educational films. However, this one, made in 1980, is SUPER groovy. It’s sort of like Carrie – but without the telekinesis and pig’s blood.

And while I don’t mean to make light of drinking and driving because one day my son will be in high school and I’ll have to give him the lecture, the moment of impact in this film is quite spectacular.

In fact, so much that when it was viewed in our PE class Sophomore year, the entire class cheered when it happened. The teacher did not find that amusing.

And now enjoy, The Last Prom.

Patrick J. Doody

Patrick J. Doody is a horror nerd and Mexican Pepsi enthusiast living in Los Angeles. Along with his writing and producing partner Chris Valenziano, he has been involved in such terrorific projects as Silent Hill: Homecoming for Konami, Scream Awards for Spike TV and Ghostfacers: The Web Series for Warner Brothers. Their film Beneath, starring Jeff Fahey, won Best Picture at Screamfest and is currently available on Netflix.

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2 thoughts on “As the school year starts all over America, we should take a moment to understand the dangers of teen drinking

  1. With it only being a 5 minute preview, Patrick…I have to say it might possibly work better than intended…as a horror film. Bear me out here, everything about this Short is almost filmed like an 70’s TV horror show and when we see that image of Sandy on the stretcher…just makes me wonder with what we’ve seen…who turned out to be the killer at the Last Prom? ;)

  2. LordBorel says:

    You call this retro? :-D About the same time we had serie of black and white movies about safety at school. You will never believe how black blood looks real and serious. If you don’t seen it I mean.

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