Prowl (2010) Movie Review

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2010 | R | Horror
84 minutes /

User Score: 60/100

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Prowl Review


Amber dreams of escaping her small town existence and persuades her friends to accompany her to find an apartment in the big city...

Prowl (2010) is a UK English horror movie that is 84 minutes and was filmed in Bulgaria. Director Patrik Syversen (Manhunt (2008), Hjelp, vi er i filmbransjen (2011), Exteriors (2011)) needs to gain more experience or take more directing classes before making another horror movie. I gave this movie a score of four because the storyline has been done so many times before and has excelled in many areas that this movie did not.

Prowl revolves around a group of friends taking a road trip to Chicago when they encounter a stranger that they wish they had not trusted. Amber (Courtney Hope - Mob Rules (2010), Displacement (2015), Motivate Me (2014)) is a small town girl that dreams of living in the big city. She works at a butcher shop and has a plan up her sleeves to live in Chicago and has already gotten an apartment waiting for her. Amber needs to be in Chicago like yesterday because she will lose her chance of living there if she is not there in time. Another problem is that Amber does not have a vehicle and all of her friends do. They all, well except for one has a reason why they cannot use their vehicle to take her to Chicago. Amber convinced Peter, Suzy, Eric, Fiona and Ray to go with her on the ride to Chicago and the friends did. There ride breaks down on the outskirts of their town and they soon receive the help of truck driver Bernard ( Bruce Payne - Passenger 57 (1992), Dungeons & Dragons (2000), Highlander: Endgame (2000), Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God (2005)) who turns out to be their worst nightmare.

Bernard could not fix the van, so he offered to give them a ride, they hesitated about it but ultimately give in. Before driving off with Bernard, they told Bernard that one of them has to drive upfront with him and they have to take a picture of him and his license to send to family and friends because he is a stranger. The group of friends soon become frantic as Bernard refuses to stop the vehicle for them. They know that they are in trouble, but they have another problem on their hands, they found hundreds of cartons of blood in the truck with them - whose blood is it? Bernard takes them to his destination that is an abandoned meat-packing plant. Amber now wished that she had stayed in her small town instead of venturing out.

The movie was good on most levels, but it is just the same old boring storyline that I have seen so many times with nothing to make it stand out. The pacing of the movie was nicely done as I cannot stand slow paced movies. The actors all did a good job with their roles, but it could have been better. The movie had no shortage of gore and violence.

About Prowl 2010

Title: Prowl
Original Title: The Strays
Year: 2010
Runtime: 84 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 10 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Bruce Payne, Atanas Srebrev, George Zlatarev, Dimiter Doichinov, Elitsa Razheva, Anton Trendafilov, George Oliver, Velizar Peev, Perdita Weeks, Saxon Trainor, Oliver Hawes, Laurel Lefkow, Alexander Spasova, Michael Johnson, Jamie Blackley, Ruta Gedmintas, Radoslav Ignatov, Josh Bowman, Courtney Hope
Writers: Tim Tori
Director: Patrik Syversen