1 hour, 28 minutes
PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.
for a little profanity, moderate violence, some blood, and mild innuendo.
DVD Features: Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; Alternate ending; Gag reel; 4 behind-the-scenes featurettes; Director and cast commentary.
Brittany Snow ... Donna Keppel
Scott Porter ... Bobby
Jessica Stroup ... Claire
Dana Davis ... Lisa Hines
Collins Pennie ... Ronnie Heflin
Kelly Blatz ... Michael
James Ransone ... Detective Nash
Brianne Davis ... Crissy Lynn
Kellan Lutz ... Rick Leland
Johnathon Schaech ... Richard Fenton
In this remake of a 1980 Jamie Lee Curtis movie of the same name, Brittany Snow ("John Tucker Must Die") plays Donna, a perky high school senior whose family was brutally murdered three years earlier by an obsessed stalker (Johnathon Schaech "That Thing You Do!"). She's recovered remarkably well since that fateful night, and aside from her daily dose of anti-anxiety medication and the occasional terrifying nightmare, she's just like any other teenager.
Donna's looking forward to graduating and preparing for her senior prom. When the big night arrives, Donna, her boyfriend Bobby (Scott Porter "Music and Lyrics") and her pals Claire (Jessica Stroup "The Hills Have Eyes II"), her date Michael (Kelly Blatz "Simon Says") and Lisa (Dana Davis "Coach Carter") and her date Ronnie (Collins Pennie ""Half Nelson"") are seen happily preparing to have a great time. Meanwhile Donna's psychopathic stalker has escaped from an maximum security asylum 2000 miles away and is making his way across the country to finish the job. And then he sets about the grim business of getting rid of all of Donna's friends, one by one.
The film helmed was by TV director Nelson McCormick ("ER", "Prison Break," "Nip/Tuck") and it is entirely devoid of mystery, since we know right away who the killer is. It's a strictly by-the-numbers movie that will probably not even make you jump once. There's the old "face in a mirror" shot, birds flying out of nowhere and even a frightening lamp bit. The sight of blood is limited to a few glimpses to no doubt secure the film's PG-13 rating. Even the the killer looks like a clean cut psycho. And the Bridgeport High School's graduating class is one of the most attractive classes you'll ever see, which makes for pleasant but highly unexciting viewing.