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The Prey (1984)

R  |   |  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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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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Star Jackson Bostwick ad-libbed his dialog during the scene where he's telling the wide-mouth-frog joke to the deer. 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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Shoulda been called "National Geographic Presents 'The Prey'"
4 December 2002 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

* out of ***** The full title for this movie should be "National Geographic Presents ‘The Prey,'" because, with all the shots of lizards, centipedes, snakes, spiders, frogs, etc., this could be shown on the Discovery channel. Talk about filler! This has a running time of barely 80 minutes, but if you take away the prolonged scenes of insects and reptiles and dull kids chatting idly around the campfire and forest rangers eating sandwiches and telling jokes to animals, you're left with maybe five or ten minutes of actual story (and I use that term loosely.) It's so damn boring! Carel Struycken (`Lurch' from the Adams Family movies) is a giant, badly burned killer who lives in the mountains, but he isn't even shown until the last five minutes or so. Some boring kids go camping and -- yawn -- Lurch picks them off one by one. There are long, awkward scenes of former MGM, classic film star Jackie Coogan, as forest ranger Lester Tile, making silly faces as he eats a cucumber and cream cheese sandwich. Some of the more notable lines in the `script' are, `Good chow' and `Tell me something -- do people really eat those things?' (referring to the cucumber sandwich). There's minimal violence, minimal suspense, minimal naked horseplay and minimal excitement. The tag line on the video box reads: `It's not human, and it's got an ax!' but, it probably shoulda read: `It's not good, and it got made!'

Lowlight: In a cinematic first, the other forest ranger (Mark O'Brien, I think) tells a (long) joke about a wide-mouth frog to a deer. Actually, this is one of the best scenes in the movie -- the punchline made me laugh.


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