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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 »

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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

Jessica tells Anders at one point that her middle name is Anne and that she is originally from Canada. This is true to life for actress Glory Annen who hailed from Canada and whose real name was Glory Anne Clibbery. See more »

Goofs

The teapot on the kitchen table changes positions from when Jessica and Jo run outside to rescue Anders from the pond and when they return. 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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Alien in dresses, battle-ax lesbians and celebrating dead foxes.
27 August 2007 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

A quick peek at the IMDb trivia section teaches us that "Prey" was shot in only ten days and that most of the script actually had to be improvised during shooting. These usually aren't very good signs, especially not when the director already holds the reputation of delivering movies with a low level of quality. Norman J. Warren's other films (like "Inseminoid" and "Satan's Slave") are fun but extremely unoriginal, mainly revolving on graphic bloodshed and copious amounts gratuitous sleaze. "Prey" is exactly like that, but now he totally didn't even bother to come up with a script. The result is a bizarre and often laughable film that makes no sense whatsoever, but the whole ineptness is irresistibly charming nevertheless. The story goes like this: An alien, who goes by the name of Keator, arrives in rural England with a mission to research possible new food sources to save his whole species, but the poor sucker never makes it further than the isolated mansion of two crazed lesbians. He ends up living with them; they dress him up in women's clothing like he's their third lesbian toy-girl and together they hunt down a fox. When the poor animal is eventually dead, they celebrate it with a giant party, which is just a little over-the-top if you ask me. In the meantime, Keator – whose human name is Anders Anderson (!) – develops a more or less intimate relationship with the youngest lesbian and she slowly falls for him. For you see, she's not a real lesbian but just an insecure girl and the other is a scary dominatrix that literally forces the young girl to be her lover. It's a mad world, indeed. The whole middle-section of "Prey" is rather tedious and uneventful, and only hilariously cheesy & inept dialogs keep it tolerable to sit through. Then the climax is extremely gross and bloody with a sudden massacre. Surely the sick puppies and avid admirers of 70's exploitation will appreciate the graphic bloodshed of the finale, but it comes ridiculously abrupt, like Warren suddenly got tired of his film and wanted to end it, and it totally misfits the rest of the film's tone. "Prey" is a pretty bad but curiously intriguing 70's trash-film, inclusively intended for fans of this type of cinema.


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