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The Tale of the Prom Queen

Season 1, Ep 12, Aired 11/7/92
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  • Episode Description
  • In 1956, a young girl was the victim of a hit-and-run accident while waiting for her boyfriend to pick her up for the prom. Years later, three kids decide to piece together the past by getting in touch with the ghosts.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jason Alisharan


  • Rachel Blanchard


  • Ross Hull


  • Nathaniel Moreau


  • Jodie Resther


  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • A surprise ending

    By tdborse, Mar 21, 2014

  • Wonderful story and amazing ending

    By AbhayLiginlal, Apr 24, 2012

  • A girl is killed and her ghost is back and better than ever

    By nejihyuga21, Sep 25, 2008

  • Who knew that Dede was the prom queen. I would have never guessed.

    By SurvivorFan64, Jun 06, 2008

  • Still of the Night

    By sh811a, Jul 11, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Kristen: (Story intro) My tale is one of woe. It has been told around many campfires, and I'm here to tell the one true version. Submitted for the approval of The Midnight Society, I call this story... The Tale of the Prom Queen.

    • Kristen: (Opening line) She stood over the grave holding a bouquet of wildflowers, as if taking a moment for silent prayer...

    • Kristen: The next day, they checked the cemetary records. They found the name Judy Larson. Gary: The grave they were looking for. Kristen: Yes, the grave.

    • Jam: No no, Let me tell it. I tell it best.

    • Judy: Maybe he's not so crazy after all.

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    Notes (2)

    • Ricky and Judy are very generic names used for teenaged characters portrayed in the 1950's.

    • Though the twelfth episode of season one, this episode appears sixth on the season one DVD.

    Trivia (6)

    • This story is told by Kristen.

    • Kristen arrives to the campfire in a Prom queen outfit to set a theme.

    • For some reason, Kristen tells the opening line in a southern accent. She speaks normally for the rest of the episode.

    • The newspaper in which the car accident is found is dated as a Saturday issue. Since most proms are on Saturday, the newspaper should have been dated as a Sunday issue.

    • During the scene at the Milkshake Stand, the man with the beard is standing in line in one shot, and sitting behind the main characters in the next shot.

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    Allusions (3)

    • I Love Lucy

      Jam: Judy I'm here, where's little Ricky?

      He sounds just like Ricky Ricardo on I Love Lucy.

    • Night of the Living Dead

      Greg: We're not ghosts!

      Jam: Then again, maybe we are. Ever seen Night of the Living Dead?

      He is referring to the 1960s film; during the opening scene - which also takes place in a cemetery - two young people are terrorized by zombies.

    • Tales from the Crypt

      Jam: Boys and Ghouls...

      This is a reference to the Crypt Keeper of Tales from the Crypt.

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