31 Days of Streaming Horror: ‘The Prowler’ is the Gory ’80s Slasher Flick You’ve Been Looking For

/Film | 10/19/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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Welcome to 31 Days of Streaming Horror. Every day this October we’ll be highlighting a different streaming horror movie to help you get into the Halloween spirit. Today’s entry: The Prowler (1981).

Joseph Zito, director of the much-loved Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, helmed this gore-filled slasher flick that deserves more attention. The Prowler has the standard slasher formula – a group of youths get stalked and brutally murdered. But The Prowler doesn’t feel like other slashers of the era, primarily because the whole movie has a weird, hazy quality to it, like watching a half-remembered dream soaked in blood.

Killer - World - War - II - Veteran

The killer is a World War II veteran on the prowl, still sore about getting a Dear John letter from his girlfriend back in the ’40s. Decades later, in 1981, a big college graduation dance is about to held in the seaside town of Avalon, California (although the movie was actually filmed in Cape May, New Jersey, where I used to vacation with my family every summer as a kid). A graduation dance means a bunch of young people will be out...
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