A substandard slasher sequel gets dressed up for a fresh wave of recognition

A substandard slasher sequel gets dressed up for a fresh wave of recognition ...

It's undoubtedly easy for some films to slip through the cracks and remain hidden beneath the enormous mountain of successful sub-genre features in such an extensive catalog — especially if it has anything to do with lesser-known sequels.

If there was anything the 1980s did well in terms of cinematic horror, it was to capitalize on the success of an original film by constructing a subpar sequel. Yet, in a recent thread on the r/horror platform, genre gorehounds actually found plenty to be impressed with when it comes to the slasher sequel.

Others went to the comment section without skipping a beat, claiming that they liked the film and that it was a sure-fire fun adventure.

The idea of a Prom Night film without scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis in the lead might seem a bit silly to some, but the slasher sequel is a truly underappreciated and overlooked piece of horror history that deserves to be revisited. After all, Wendy Lyon deserves her chance in the spotlight.