Friday, July 8, 2011


The Prowler, also known as Rosemary's Killer, was released November 1st, 1981 and directed by Joseph Zito. So, it starts off in 1945, in a small town called Avalon Bay where a graduation dance has been brutally interrupted with a murder of Rosemary Chatham and her boo. Thirty-five years later, the same tradition of the graduation dance is still supposed to take place, but there is some unknown, masked person in a US army outfit. Bottom line, he's ready to kill again.

Well! I heard of this movie, nothing in particular...just heard the title before. I never watched it before last night and it was just completely random how I came across it. I was going to review another film but I thought, "Why not with this one?" I have a thing for 80's slashers as I said previously.

If you like...once again, the classic horror of the 80's, then you'll love this film. The story line is pretty cool, but to me, it was like it was kinda missing something. Maybe that's just me though....It does drag out and get slow, but I thought the tension and gore effects made up for it. And one more thing, I thought they could have picked a better look for the killer. It wasn't really scary...just more of--what is that?? Yet, it is still an entertaining watch; however, you don't have to see it if you haven't seen it yet.


  1. I've never heard of this movie, but maybe it never made it to Australia back then. Or possibly went straight to video.

    Does the killer just wear an army uniform?

  2. Tom Savini did a great job with the kills in this one.

  3. Yep this one was a classic. If it's the one I'm thinking of it kind of reminds me of Bloody Valentine (the original).

  4. @Little Gothic Horrors, yeah he does but his face is covered/masked...some how.

    @Slowdeath77, Mr. Tom Savini sure did.

    @MsMariah, I think your right because I thought the same thing.

    @Movies on my Mind, you aren't missing a thing.