The Prowler (1981)

Directed by Joseph Zito.  Written by Glenn Leopold, Neal Barbera, Mark Edward Edens, Michael Edens, Eric Lewald and Sarah Higgins.  Starring Vicky Dawson, Christopher Goutman, Farley Granger and Lawrence Tierney.

Plot: an unknown killer in WWII fatigues, stalks and kills a bunch of college kids during a school dance


This overly dramatic slasher is just what you need sometimes.  It’s unintentionally funny, lacking all motive and plot, but has some of the nicest kill scenes thanks to Tom Savini.  It’s really not a very good movie at all, but it’s entertaining in a way that makes us recommend at least one viewing.

As usual there is some very nonsensical things that happen.  For instance, a girl gets kicked in the head by The Prowler while in the swimming pool and then she flails around really hardcore like even though nothing is happening to her anymore.  In another scene we have The Prowler, who has killed everyone else in his path, decide to keep the deputy alive for some reason.  He must like the wave of his hair.  And in case you wanted to know, The Prowler is invincible like.  He gets shot.  He gets stabbed.  He keeps coming.


Oh, and enjoy the closing music.  It’s not like you’ve been watching a horror movie, but rather a lovely fawn drinking water out of a stream.

My score: 54.  DJ’s score: 43.


About TaraRomero

I suppose I could list my favorite movies here, but instead I'll give you a strange glimpse into what makes me TaraRomero. 1. When I'm alone I like to sing really loudly to songs I know really well and pretend I'm actually good at it. 2. I am a bonified Hiddlestoner. 3. I have kept a journal for the last 25 years and I still own every one of them. 4. I like ordering travel magazines and picking out trips I'm going to take when I'm rich. 5. I'm currently worrying about my brother. I always worry about my brother. He's younger and it's my job. 6. If I knew I was dying in one hour, I would type a very strange email and then go spend time with my family (including my fur babies). 7. The best non-horror movie I've seen recently is The Giant Mechanical Man. 8. I am obsessed with Bob's Burgers and I watch one episode every night before I go to bed. 9. If I had a son I'd name him Malachai (as in Christian Mythology). If I had a daughter I'd name her Antigone (as in Greek Mythology). 10. My favorite band is and I supposed always will be, Matchbox Twenty. However, the music has become more upbeat lately and I don't like it as much. Just being honest.
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