|This little backwoods slasher number is not without its merits...even if it is indeed pointlessly padded with way too much nature/insect footage.
The formulaic plot: a group of rowdy teens venture into the woods...only to discover a disfigured killer who delights in slicing through them one by one!
But could this psychotic mutha have a different sort of motivation?
Off pacing and draggy editing do little to help The Prey finds its niche. However, to its credit, it works up a few decent gore sequences including a drippy decapitation via axe and a nice death by cliff fall.
Plus, there's a relatively tense and shocking climax.
Recommended mainly for either a) slasher completists or b) fans who enjoy seeing jock musclestud Steve Bond in cut-off shorts and a tight t-shirt.
And really, doesn't that basically cover everyone?