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Prey (1977)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | September 1978 (USA)
A deadly alien shape-shifter infiltrates a country house occupied by two lesbians, and proceeds to study their behaviour, for a sinister purpose.

Director:

Norman J. Warren

Writers:

Max Cuff, Quinn Donoghue (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barry Stokes ... Anders
Sally Faulkner Sally Faulkner ... Josephine
Glory Annen ... Jessica
Sandy Chinney Sandy Chinney ... Sandy
Eddie Stacey ... 1st Policeman
Jerry Crampton Jerry Crampton ... 2nd Policeman
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Storyline

Jessica awakens when an alien spacecraft lands nearby. After dispatching a young couple, the alien assumes the identity of the recently dispatched young man. Jessica and her possessive lover Josephine invite "Anders" in when it appears he's hurt. Soon Jessica becomes suspicious of Josephine's overbearing ways, and relies more on the alien for support, but his purpose on earth remains unclear. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

His savage hunger makes us all... Alien Prey

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien Prey See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tymar Film Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film debut of actress Glory Annen. See more »

Goofs

The same doorway and landing is used for both Jessica and Jo's bedrooms in spite of the fact that they're suppose to be separate rooms in different parts of the house. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Anders: Kator calling command ship, send advance parties immediately. I've now established humans high in protein... and easy prey.
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Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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I Like it
15 October 2001 | by LewisJForceSee all my reviews

I like this film. I like it a lot. I like it because it makes me incredibly nostalgic for a period in British cinema that has long since passed. The 1970's. A time when irreverent and irrelevant schlock like this could get made. I like it because it is monumentally silly yet eerily compulsive, possesses a truly odd atmosphere, and at one point it actually frightened me.

It was made in 10 days with whatever change the crew had in their back pockets. It's very entertaining.

How I wish up-and-comers would make stuff like this rather than the Tarantino and 'Trainspotting' tributes that they STILL are.

Norman 'J.' Warren, I salute you.


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