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The Prey originally ran longer that it's 80 minute length and included a nearly 25 minute act recounting the backstory of the disfigured gypsy character. Told in a flashback by Steve Bond's character it included scenes establishing the gypsy village, an affair between a gypsy and a local, and the resulting backlash and burning of the gypsy village by the locals. The Prey had a hard time finding distribution though. Years after being filmed New World pictures made an offer, based of the recent success of slasher films, on the basis that the film be re-cut to a shorter length. The 25 minute backstory sequences were cut, which left the film significantly short. Additional scenes were shot and added to "pad" out the film's length to 80 minutes. Among those added were lots of wildlife footage, more dialogue between actors, and the memorable tangent where star Jackson Bostwick tells the "wide-mouth frog" story to the fawn. See more »
Characters' voices don't match lip movement; numerous instances within the first 5-10 minutes. See more »
A longer version was released outside of the USA that includes a lengthy flashback sequence (originally intended to open the film) that replaces the "Monkey's Paw" campfire story. In this version, Joel tells the story of a charismatic gypsy named Marco who seduces a local woman named Mary. When Mary returns home with a hickey, she tells husband Jake that she was raped. Jake and his best friend head to the gypsy camp with gasoline cans and burn it to the ground. The only survivor is Marco's nephew, a "cursed" 7 year old giant named Leo who was hideously deformed by the fire. Although there were many additional actors in this sequence, none of them were credited. See more »
Six teens hike up to the Colorado mountains for a spot of rock climbing, only to fall victim to a badly burned cave-dwelling gypsy.
Dull "Friday the 13th" clone with bad acting, slack pacing and a boring use of wildlife stock footage. Picks up a bit in its second half, and caps off with a nicely atmospheric 'twist' ending, but the rest is just too amateurish to be taken seriously.
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