Directed by Edwin Scott Brown.
Starring Debbie Thureson, Steve Bond, Lori Lethin, Jackie Coogan, Carel Struycken, and Gayle Gannes.
Six campers head off into the woods where they are stalked by a deformed killer.
It doesn’t take a seasoned horror movie veteran to tell you that the old ‘teenagers stalked in the woods/camp/abandoned building’ storyline has been done to death(!) and already quite definitively so a filmmaker approaching that genre will need to find a fresh angle to tell that story; after all, it isn’t the material but what you do with it, right?
And then a film like The Prey comes along and hammers the point like Jason Voorhees in a tool shed, which is quite a feat considering this movie draws heavily from Friday the 13th, The Burning and Just Before Dawn, and although it was originally released before A Nightmare on Elm Street