Prey (1977)

UK, 1977
73m 43s (UK video (18 rated version)), 78m, 7614 ft
35mm film, Eastmancolor, 1.66:1
mono, English

A British science fiction/horror film directed by Norman J. Warren.

Plot Summary

A carnivorous alien, Kator, comes to Earth and adopts human guise. He finds his way into the secluded home of lesbian couple Jessica and Josephine who take him in. But the possessive Josephine becomes increasingly unstable while the alien, christened Anderson by the women, has its own deadly agenda to fulfil…

Credits

Crew
Director: Norman J. Warren
© Tymar Film Productions Limited MCMLXXVII [1977]
Executive Producer: Kevin J.J. O’Driscoll
Tymar Film Productions Limited
Producer: Terence Marcel and David Wimbury
Screenplay by: Max Cuff
Screenstory: Quinn Donoghue
Original idea: David Wimbury [uncredited], Terence Marcel [uncredited]
Director of Photography: Derek V. Browne
Editor: Alan Jones
Music: Ivor Slaney
Sound: Robin Gregory, Terry Sharrat, Bob Jones, Doug Turner
Wardrobe: Tiny Nicholls
Lingerie Supplied by: Janet Reger
Make-Up: Harry Frampton
Hairdresser: Bobbie Smith
Art Director: Hayden Pearce

Cast
Barry Stokes (Anderson)
Sally Faulkner (Jo)
Glory Annen (Jessica)
Sandy Chinney (Sandy)
Eddie Stacey (1st policeman)
Gerry Crampton (2nd policeman)

Alternative Titles

Alien Prey – US title

References

Periodicals

  • Empire no.189 (March 2005) p.141 – illustrated DVD review (Play: Kim Newman’s Video Dungeon: Dungeon Breakout by Kim Newman)
  • Flesh and Blood no.5 (September 1995) p.14 – illustrated article
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.45 no.533 (June 1978) p.119 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Screen International no.87 (14 May 1977) p.5 – illustrated note (Technicians to make own film)
  • Screen International no.89 (28 May 1977) p.9 – credits
  • Screen International no.91 (11 June 1977) p.6 – illustrated article (Ready, steady, film…! by Colin Vaines)

Books

  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.323-324
  • Elliot’s Guide to Films on Video p.619 – credits, review
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.257, 267
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.288
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.313
  • Ten Years of Terror pp.282-284 – illustrated credits, review (by Tim Greaves)
  • X-Cert 2: The British Independent Horror Film 1971-1983 by John Hamilton pp.206-210; 295