Brittany Snow Ready For ‘Prom Night’

From “Hairspray” to horror, actress Brittany Snow sure is getting around these days. The bubbly blonde has just finished shooting the remake of the fondly-remembered 80’s slasher flick “Prom Night,” and told us recently that the film’s reinvention should make it more appealing to a ’00’s audience. “It’s just taking the same name as ’Prom Night’ the original, but it’s a different script. It’s actually more in the vein of ’Fear,’ with Reese Witherspoon and Mark Wahlberg,” she told us.

While we’re all for re-visiting Marky Mark’s salad days, the original “Prom Night” is still being watched for good reason. So, we had to ask: What’s the plot all about this time? “[It’s about when] my teacher becomes obsessed, and falls in love with me, starts stalking me, winds up at my prom night and starts wreaking havoc on everyone,” said Snow.

And after the onslaught of “torture porn” flicks like “Hostel” and “Saw,” the actress insisted that the psychological horrors of the new flick (which co-stars Idris Elba and Johnathon Schaech) will come across like a breath of fresh air. “It’s more of a thriller,” she said of the flick, directed by TV veteran Nelson McCormick. “There’s no blood, guts or gore.”

Will Snow’s character of Donna make it home by midnight? We’ll find out next prom season, as “Night” dances into theaters in April of 2008. Meanwhile, Snowcan be seen cutting up a very different rug as desperately diabolical dancer Amber von Tussel in “Hairspray,” which co-stars John Travolta, Amanda Bynes and Zac Efron and lands in theaters July 20th.