The Prowler, 1981

A masked killer clad in WWII army clothes, stalks a small town college bent on reliving a 35 year-old double murder.
The Prowler on Wikipedia

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Directed by
Joseph Zito
Produced by
Joseph Zito
David Streit
Screenplay by
Neal Barbera
Glenn Leopold
Starring
Vicky Dawson
Farley Granger
Lawrence Tierney
Christopher Goutman
Music by
Richard Einhorn
Cinematography
João Fernandes
Edited by
Joel Goodman
Production
company
Graduation Films[1]
Distributed by
Sandhurst
Release date
  • October 9, 1981[1]
Running time
89 minutes
Country
United States
Language
English
Budget
$1,000,000[2]
“The Prowler” is a boilerplate slasher from the early eighties. The film holds nothing special in the plot, the acting, or the scare department. So it’s easy enough, give it a score of 2 and walk away, right? Normally, I would but there is at least one element of this stock stalk n’ slash that warrants some attention.
“The Prowler” is a long slog though old mud featuring one of the more predictable reveals in masked killer film history. If you are just looking to sit down and enjoy an old slasher movie choose another Friday the 13th/ Halloween hybrid. If you have the chance to skip to the kill scenes then I would recommend doing that to check out Savini at his best; but viewing the film in its totality is a chore best reserved for Slasher completists. THE PROWLER ON BLOODYGOODHORROR.COM:
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