Why is Prom Night rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Prom Night is rated PG-13 for for violence and terror, some sexual material, underage drinking, and language.
During the opening scenes of this film, a high school student discovers her murdered brother and watches as a man kills her mother. The teen is emotionally distressed by the event and is haunted by recurring nightmares. Numerous characters are stalked and savagely stabbed with a knife in shadowed or obscured scenes. Blood splatters across the wall and a man is shown washing blood from his blade. Multiple corpses are seen. A girl falls down stairs while being chased; another has her head smashed into a mirror. A man is repeatedly shot in the chest. Underage drinking is shown, with one character depicted as being drunk. Sexual innuendo, comments and the implied plan for casual sex between teens are portrayed. The script includes frequent vulgarities and repeated terms of Deity.