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Prey (1977)

Unrated | | Horror, Mystery, 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

His savage hunger makes us all... Alien Prey

Genres:

Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

In order to film in the lake where Anders was rescued by the two girls, the actors had to have injections as the dirty water was a dumping ground. See more »

Goofs

When Jessica goes into the water she is barefoot,when she comes out she is wearing shoes. 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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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were cut by 11 secs by the BBFC to reduce shots of Anders feasting on a girl's body. The cuts were restored in the 2004 Anchor Bay release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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Dumb Sleazy Fun
25 December 2014 | by TheExpatriate700See all my reviews

Alien Prey is a sci-fi / sexploitation movie that accomplishes what it sets out to do: offer cheap thrills and quick T&A. It's far from a good movie, but still fun to watch.

The film follows a shape shifting alien that arrives in the English countryside and starts killing people and animals. He moves in with a pair of lesbians, one of whom may be pretty dangerous herself.

This movie exists for two reasons: to show off the body of Glory Annen and offer some cheap gore. It succeeds more in the first department than the second. Although it offers plenty of titillation, the pacing, particularly in the middle, is rather slow. The climax does offer some surprisingly good gore though, and a twist I didn't entirely expect.

One major issue with this film, in retrospect, is its depiction of lesbianism. The more obvious lesbian, Josephine, is portrayed as a mentally ill misandrist, basically a walking negative stereotype of lesbianism. That said, this wasn't unusual for the time, and the film depicts the other lesbian as a sympathetic character.


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