The Night The Prowler, is about the dark side of suburban middle-class urban culture and family relations. It film brings to the surface some of the darkest recesses of suburban family life. The film shifts from the darkly comic to the deadly serious. A young woman is attacked by a prowler in her bedroom but she turns the tables on him and she ravishes him. She then transforms into a knife wielding, leather jacketed prowler herself and begins sneaking in men's bedrooms at night. The prowlee becomes the prowler.
Nobel Prize winning author Patrick White's first film...
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Australian film critic, curator and historian Paul Brynes has said of this film that "Director Jim Sharman
deliberately increased the color grading of this film to emphasize the colors in a generally subdued suburban interior, and the golden hues, pinks and oranges in the day scenes balance the rich blues that predominate in the night scene". See more
Author Dorothy Hewett is incorrectly listed in the closing credits as "Dorothy Hewitt" See more
Referenced in The Journalist