The Prowler

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Released 1981

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Director:
Joseph Zito
Released:
1981
Rating:
R
The Prowler is a horrific tale about a killer that terroizes a town. The film begins with a soldier returning home after World War II after receiving a dear john letter. It is the night of a college graduation and a dance party takes place to celebrate this special occasion. This is where two people, Rosemary and her date, who were attendees of this graduation party get brutally murdered. The returned soldier is thought to be the killer, but the killer was never found. Decades go by and a dance is held yet again with college graduates ready to celebrate. History repeats itself and a brutal killer is lurking around the town once again. The town is being terrorized by an unknown killer and everyone is spooked. Wondering what this prowler is after, no one is safe. Watch and see who the prowler is and who the unlucky victims are.

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    L.A. Weekly

    Special effects master Tom Savini did the makeup for this overlooked gem (actually, his fingerprints are on a few of the films on this list), and some of the kills are downright ug...

  • 63

    Slant Magazine Chris Cabin

    What the film lacks in narrative drive, coherence, and performance, it makes up with thoughtful lighting, strong cinematography from Raoul Lomas and an uncredited João Fernandes, ...

  • 40

    Time Out

    Mad axeman action yet again, cravenly conformist in every department.

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Categories

Horror, Suspense

Themes

Gorefest, B-Movie Horror, Teen Terror, Slashers