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Prom of the Dead: 5 Undead Dance Scenes

Prom of the Dead

Saturday, October 20

The third annual Torn Space: Prom of the Dead is this Saturday (Oct 20) at the Dnipro Ukranian Cultural Center (562 Genesee Street). This year’s theme is Coney Island Baby, so get your leather jacket and tire chain ready for this undead dance from hell. Expect killer DJs, side show acts, carnival games, and plenty of photo ops. Dress as a carnival freak, a carnie from hell, or a cotton candy eatin’ zombie greaser to stick to the theme. Music will be provided by UVB-76, Dr. Know, Rev. Johnny Drama, and Handsome Dan, as well as DJ/VJ PROJEX and DJ Money$nake of Hallowasted fame. James Wild once again hosts this one of a kind Halloween event. Don’t miss out! In tribute to this deadly dance, here are five horror movie prom scenes to die for. —cory perla

Carrie (1976)

Everyone knows what happens to Carrie. A bucket of pig’s blood, some ruthless bullies, and a demented mother are all of the ingredients necessary to create a psychotic, telekinetic, blood-thirsty teenager. Thanks Stephen King. Since I’m guessing everyone interested in going to Prom of the Dead has seen the original, here is a trailer for the 2013 remake.

Idle Hands (1999)

I wonder how much the Offspring charge to perform at a school dance? I bet they’re more affordable these days. Anyways, although this is more like a Halloween homecoming party, it’s still one hell of a high school dance. The Offspring perform the Ramone’s “I Wanna Be Sedated” in the 1999 film Idle Hands just before lead singer Dexter Holland has his scalp torn off by an amputated, possessed hand.

Prom Night (1980)

Maybe Jamie Lee Curtis should have stuck to Halloween night. Curtis made this pretty awful high school horror film the year after Halloween came out, and although she looks like a pretty hot prom date, the bloody hand axe she wields is kind of a deal breaker. How or why this movie was remade in 2008, I have no idea.

Dance of the Dead (2008)

“Where ya’ll goin?” “To the prom, to kick some zombie ass”

Cabin Fever 2 (2009)

Nobody actually saw this movie, but there is a pretty funny montage of teenagers preparing for prom; kids hanging out of the top of a limo, one guy doing karate moves, that kind of stuff. Needless to say, it ends in several people projectile vomiting streams of blood onto the dance floor. Beware: This one is briefly NSFW and, at times, poorly edited.