'Prom Night' is the Soundtrack You'll Scream For All These Years Later
You’ll scream when you hear the music on the Prom Night soundtrack—and it’s not for the reasons that you’re thinking of.
In 2019, disco is cool again. Yeah, Music & Mojitos said it. It’s no secret that some of the biggest dance artists and festival headliners have a heavy disco influence in their style. Filmed in 1979, Prom Night relied on the disco craze of the 70s to create the feel of the film. The release of the Prom Night sound track is perfectly timed with our modern interest in dance music, and you don’t need to be on any type of substance to enjoy what the Prom Night soundtrack offers.
For the first time in all of its previously unreleased glory, listeners are in for a true gem that is over 39 years in the making. Hey, good things take time—sometimes a very, very long time. The wait is totally worth it when you get to listen to “Tonight is Prom Night” on a never-ending loop. At Music & Mojitos, we simply won’t rest until the song becomes the karaoke classic it always deserved to be. Listen to the groovy track and try to tell us otherwise.
The cult classic slasher film first terrified audiences when it was released in 1980. Starring a young Jamie Lee Curtis as Kim Hammond, Prom Night focuses on a long-standing secret shared between four middle schoolers on the night they discovered ten-year-old Robin Hammond’s body near a vacant convent. The children made a pact to never tell a living soul about how they teased poor Robin, backing her up on a window ledge where she met her unfortunate—and unexpected—demise.
Of course, six years later (like any good horror movie at the time), a mysterious person who watched the tragic incident from afar is out for revenge on prom night. Audiences screamed louder in theaters than Ann Darrow seeing King Kong for the first time. The twists and turns in Prom Night were that scary. Ah 1980, what a year it must have been to be alive.
Prom Night was directed by Paul Lynch, who was also responsible for Xena: Warrior Princess, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and RoboCop. Not a bad track record, to say the least. Songs that appeared in the film, and can be found on the soundtrack, include “Dancin’ In The Moonlight,” “Love Me Till I Die,” and “Changes.” If the music doesn’t make you want to raid your closet to throw on your best Tony Manero-like outfit, you’re doing it wrong, and John Travolta would not approve.
The music on the soundtrack will take you back to a simpler time where disco was king. Songs that were not used in the film can also be found on the Prom Night soundtrack. “You Can Be What You Want To Be,” “Funk Dat Disco,” and “Burnin’ With Desire” are standouts. The score is also featured on the soundtrack, which is a special treat for all of the movie buffs out there.
What are you waiting for? While screaming in anticipation, you can pre-order your copy of the Prom Night soundtrack HERE.