Review: The Prowler (1981)

With a heroine that seems to fall in love with anyone who saves her, especially with uniform, it’s a blast that the psycho-killer wears one. Too bad he loses his head for her…

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Director: Joseph Zito
Stars: Farley Granger, Vicky Dawson, Christopher Goutman
Distributor: Blue Underground
Runtime: 89 mins.

“A prowler has been seen around the campus. And he may very well be dangerous…”

Prowler11After the war a grizzly murder takes place outside a graduation-dancehall. Over 30 years later when the next graduation dance is held, the killer pops up again with a pitchfork and a bayonet knife. Wandering around campus in his army outfit, the prowler is ready to kill again…and again.

prowler2A very nice slasher! Suspenseful and bloody. The plot is as crappy as any slasher, but the set piece killings is fucking awesome! Tom Savini’s gory work is as well made as ever. This is a must for any slasher fan. It’s well directed and edited, and the acting is not THAT bad either.

prowler5The Blue Underground BLU-RAY release is a bit grainy in the dark spots but otherwise looks very nice. A nice audiotrack by director Joseph Zito and make-up effects maestro Tom Savini. Also included is Tom Savinis own video-recordings of some of the effects.