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Prey (1977)

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


Norman J. Warren


Max Cuff, Quinn Donoghue (story)




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


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


His savage hunger makes us all... Alien Prey


Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi


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Did You Know?


Stars Barry Stokes and Sally Faulkner knew each other prior to filming, which helped relax the atmosphere for both actors during shooting. See more »


When Jessica goes into the water she is barefoot,when she comes out she is wearing shoes. See more »


[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 »


Referenced in Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014) See more »

User Reviews

Joyously sleazy "carnivorous alien in lezzyland" schlock.
22 August 2005 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

Instantly watchable and delightfully cheap British sci-fi finds a male alien missionary on Earth being taken in as a house-guest by an unsuspecting separatist lesbian couple. The true fanged creature is concealed beneath a stolen body, but occasionally emerges during conflicts and feeding frenzies(and looks a bit like the titular terrors of THE BAT PEOPLE). The decidedly non-vegetarian visitor becomes caught in the middle of the womyns' peculiar psychodramas and recurring hostilities, and at one point is cross-dressed by them and finds new pleasures in the consumption of champagne....allthewhile drooling over a pet bird they have kept in a hanging cage.

This film, for all its misgivings, remains one of the more "out there" entries in the sci-fi/horror genre...a bad film, to be sure, but one recommendable for its sheer uncommonness. At least they were clearly trying for something altogether different...and they sure did succeed in that task.

5.5 out of 10 -- for decent performances and overall...erm...queerness.

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Release Date:

September 1978 (USA) See more »

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Tymar Film Productions See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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