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  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000096I9V
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,447 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
You may remember this released as Rosemary's Killer, in the UK, in the early 80s. If it was'nt for the graphic violence, this movie could pass itself of as an episode of Murder, She Wrote. The premise is: GI, receives Dear John letter from his sweetheart, whilst he's fighting in World War II, overseas. Upon return, he discovers she's romantically involved with another guy; this tips him over the edge into being an unhinged maniac. At a Graduation Dance he disposes of them with a pitchfork, dressed in military fatigues and wearing a gas mask.

The film then transports itself to 1980, whereupon the same guy (whose identity is'nt revealed til the end) goes on another killing spree around the time of another Graduation Dance. I'm not going to give any spoilers, but I enjoyed this film, as it's a good mystery movie, however i have the un-cut version, and it's pretty nasty in places.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Death by pitchfork 10 Aug 2007
Also Known as Rosemary"s Killer directed by Joseph Zito(Friday the 13th The Final Chapter) with gore effects by Tom Savini. This is a rarely seen little number which in places is very gruesome (the shower scene) if a little slow in places.The "plot" such as it is starts in 1945 with Rosemary and her date murdered at the graduation dance by her jilted boyfriend a solider on shore leave. The killer was never found!!!
30 years on the graduation dance is back on but someone else has also returned. Watch the population of Avalon bay meet their BLOODY end at the hands of THE PROWLER!!
PS Great Extras.
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If you're making a list of must-see 80s slashers, The Prowler should definitely be one of them. Yeah, the plot isn't all that great, the pace of the movie drags in places, and several questions ultimately go unanswered - but I was genuinely surprised at the identity of the killer (who is pretty intimidating in his killing garb), the lead actress is fairly cute, and - as is always important for us gorehounds - I was absolutely delighted at the spectacle of blood and gore on display. The filmmakers really let makeup/special effects genius Tom Savini go hog wild. Where other slasher movies give you a quick cut shot of a knife slicing a neck open or a pitchfork going all the way through a body, The Prowler lingers deliciously on such gruesome sights. You get to see that last little convulsion as he raises a skewered body up, with the tines of the pitchfork scraping against the tile; you watch him working his knife back and forth as if he has trouble removing it from his victim's neck - it's these little details that show you just how much Savini cares about his gruesome craft. Admittedly, one death is wholly and patently fake, but you still have to appreciate the effort and intent of the shot.

The story begins in 1945, when a young woman and her beau are ruthlessly murdered on the night of the big college graduation dance; while their killer was never caught, it is made quite obvious that the murderer was the young woman's former boyfriend, to whom she had sent a Dear John letter while he was still fighting overseas. 35 years later, the college prepares for the first graduation dance since that awful night.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By West25
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
A letter dated March 12, 1944 has been sent from Rosemary to her unidentified lover who is away fighting the war, she informs him that she can no longer wait for him and she has to move on with her life.

Avalon Bay, June 28, 1945 and the Second World War has just come to an end. Rosemary is attending the town's graduation dance with her new boyfriend. The two of them sneak off from the party to spend some intimate time together in a gazebo, when someone dressed fully in army fatigues and carrying a pitchfork, approaches the couple and plunges the pitchfork through them both. The stranger then leaves a single red rose in her hand.

Avalon Bay, June 28, 1980. It's exactly 35 since Rosemary was murdered, and this is the first time the town has decided to hold the graduation party. Once night time comes and the party starts to get into full swing, someone wearing full army fatigues starts picking off the guests.

The acting is really good, especially for an '80s slasher film. Vicky Dawson is great as Pam, the lead female character who is targeted by the killer early on in the film. So often in slasher films, the characters are completely throw away and are nothing but cannon fodder for the killer, that isn't the case in The Prowler. Pam is one of the most three dimensional characters in any slasher film, I thought Vicky Dawson really had a look of Amy Steel who was the "final girl" from Friday The 13th part 2, which just so happens to be one of the other great female characters in a slasher. Dawson was last seen in a made for TV movie way back in '89, she seems to have completely disappeared since that. Christopher Goutman is also very good as Mark, the young deputy Sheriff who's left in charge when the Sheriff goes on a fishing holiday.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Prowler.: Dear John 19 Sep 2011
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The Prowler opens in 1945. The GIs have returned, the dance is in full swing. But one returning hero is not a happy bunny. Jilted by his fiance, Rosemary, this Dear John exacts a blood thirsty revenge. Then 35 years later, 1980, the local college kids are about to hold a graduation party and someone is getting nostalgic.

Clad in combat fatigues, face hidden and armed with a shotgun, pitchfork and huge bayonet The Prowler cuts an imposing figure that tops most of the more celebrated slasher icons. Though there are not many deaths, they have a gloating quality that, in combination with the almost Scooby Doo plotting and the perfectly realised 40s prologue, gives the film a really unbalanced feel. Make-up effects genius, Tom Savini considers the Prowler his best work.
Vicky Dawson makes a decent final girl. Cindy Weintraub (Humanoids From the Deep) and David Sederholm(Coma Guy in an episode of Friends) are amongst the college kids. The film also features a few old-time movie stars, including Farley Granger (Strangers on a Train, Rope) and Lawrence Tierney(Reservoir Dogs)'

One of the interesting features of slasher films was the use of live bands rather than hits of the day. The obligatory house band in this one is Nowherefast and they sound a bit like Blue Oyster Cult circa Secret treaties on the three featured tunes: A View through a Tear/Hard Way/Disco Blood.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun
I had never seen this early 'slasher' movie and it was great fun. An excellent print for such an old movie and worth every penny.
Published 6 months ago by S P Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars sqoddies
The prowler is a classic slasher,the blu-ray is uncut and the pq is as sharp as the sqoddies blade.I saw this at the pictures when it came out in the early 80s and have loved it... Read more
Published 6 months ago by horror boy
4.0 out of 5 stars The Prowler Blue Underground Region Free Blu ray review
After the phenomenal success of slasher movie classics such as Halloween, Black Christmas and Friday 13th the genre exploded and spread like wildfire throughout the early 80s. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. E. A. Williamson
5.0 out of 5 stars 80's slaher classic. atlast on blu ray
this was a great day when i found out that the prowler was on blu Ray. Last time i saw this classic was on VHS. So this was a great day for me . stil love the movie .
Published 14 months ago by danni larsen
5.0 out of 5 stars "..TOP 80'S SLASHER MOVIE.."
This is another awesome slasher horror movie from the 80s, if your into gore movies then this has some brilliant bloody kills from the master of all gore Tom Savini. Read more
Published 23 months ago by S. Drury
4.0 out of 5 stars Great blu-ray transfer
I never really warmed to The Prowler on VHS or DVD, mainly because it looked overly dark, murky and soft. Read more
Published on 18 Dec 2011 by Blood Freak
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly good.
This 80's slasher flick is definitely worth checking out especially if you're a slasher fan or like Tom Savini's gory special fx, The prowler was directed by Joseph Zito, same... Read more
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