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The Prey (1984)

 -  Horror  -  November 1984 (USA)
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Six campers jaunt off to North Point, where they're promptly stalked and killed by a ghoulish man who ultimately is just looking for a little love.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Debbie Thureson ...
Nancy
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Joel
Lori Lethin ...
Bobbie
Robert Wald ...
Skip
Gayle Gannes ...
Gail
Philip Wenckus ...
Greg
Jackson Bostwick ...
Mark O'Brien
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Lester Tile
Connie Hunter ...
Mary Sylvester
Ted Hayden ...
Frank Sylvester
Garry Goodrow ...
Sgt. Parsons
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Six campers jaunt off to North Point, where they're promptly stalked and killed by a ghoulish man who ultimately is just looking for a little love. Written by Brian J. Wright <bjwright@acs.ucalgary.ca>

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It's not human, and it's got an axe!

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When the film was purchased for distribution by New World Pictures 15 minutes of footage was edited for the release. New World rarely released films that were longer than 80 minutes fearing that audiences would lose interest the longer the film ran. Among the scenes cut from The Prey was an opening sequence showing the gypsy village being destroyed by the forest fire. See more »

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Characters' voices don't match lip movement; numerous instances within the first 5-10 minutes. See more »

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Oh...Was that a slasher?
28 November 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I watched this film in 1992 on the suggestion of one of my friends. Since I am a big fan of 'Backwoods Horror', I decided to give it a try. The film began and I thought I was about to witness another Friday the 13th. It was after 30 minutes, when I realized that they shouldn't have released it as a slasher. Here is what it's all about.

The film begins with the stock footage of 1948 Northpoint wildfire, then it cuts straight to 1980, where we see a couple Frank & Mary enjoying their camp out. Moments later, Mary is shocked to see Frank's decapitated body and is brutally killed too. Nobody knows who did it. Then we come across 6 teenage campers Nancy, Joel, Greg, Gail, Skip and Bobbie heading to the woods. On the way, they meet forest ranger Mark, who asks them to watch out for the bears. As the teenagers go deeper and deeper in the woods, they become more isolated from the outer world. Little do they know that something horrible is lurking at an arm's length. The police department is investigating the disappearances of Frank & Mary and seeks help of the forest department. The senior forest officer Lester Tile may have clues regarding the disappearances at The Northpoint.

So did you enjoy the story? You may have, because I never included a single wildlife footage in it. This could have made millions if it were shown on Animal Planet. The plot has no unique value and the actors are some of the worst and dumbest in the stock, who fail to develop themselves during the course of run. I mean you never get empathy for them, and even after spending around 81 minutes with you, they all die strangers. The film is full of unrelated and forcibly included stock footage, whose color scheme doesn't match with the actual film. The only good footage I remember is of a snake working hard to swallow a frog. This footage underlines the movie title 'The Prey'. Watch it only if you are big fan of backwoods horror, otherwise this has nothing new to promise.


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