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An unknown killer, clad in World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35 year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.

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The film begins with the return home of a wwII veteran who was the recipient of a "Dear John Letter". After swiftly dispatching a courting couple in a Gazebo we leap to present day where a college celebration becomes the hunting ground for a uniform clad killer. Written by Barry Wall <Barry@Mage.demon.co.uk>

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6 November 1981 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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The Colonial Hotel on Ocean St. (now The Inn of Cape May) has always been painted white from top to bottom, and was decorated with crepe streamers for the prom scenes. It rained during filming, and the colors of the crepe streamers ran, staining the white paint. After filming was completed, the building had to be re-painted wherever they had used the streamers. See more »

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The camera's shadow can be seen during the POV shot of one of the girls' getting out of the pool when encountering the killer. See more »

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The Prowler: I want you to be my date, Rose.
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The color of the closing credits turns from blood red to yellow. See more »

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View Through a Tear
Composed and Performed by 'Nowhere Fast' (uncredited)
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Gory slasher flick...
19 November 1999 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

A rejected soldier receives a Dear John letter , only to return home to kill his girlfriend and her lover.Thirty five years later,the same killer ,wearing army fatigues and armed to the hilt, goes on another killing spree. This solid slasher picture is quite suspenseful.Bodycount here is low(only seven victims)but killings are very bloody for example one guy gets the knife through his head.If you like slasher splatter films this one is for you.


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