I’m a little surprised it has taken me this long to get to a David A. Prior movie, but here we are! This week’s B-Movie Enema is going to tackle Deadly Prey from 1987. There’s lots of interesting elements to talk about here. But we should start with Prior first.
Prior was born in 1955. In the early 80s, he made the movie Sledgehammer which has the distinction of being the very first shot-on-video slasher film that was distributed to the masses. In relatively quick succession, he was making films that would have limited theatrical releases, but had lots of life on cable and in video stores. Before making this film, he met David Winters (more on him shortly). Winters would finance a couple of Prior’s movies like Killzone and Killer Workout (both movies I’d very much like to cover here). After those films, Winters and Prior would form Action International Pictures (AIP) to release two more Prior films shot back-to-back – Mankillers and Deadly Prey.
David Prior often worked with his little brother, Ted Prior. Ted became pretty well known for being a buff action type star. Ted had roles in almost every AIP film that David was heavily involved in beyond being a producer. Interesting note about Ted, he was briefly married to a female bodybuilder who was part of the original cast of American Gladiators (Raye Hollitt aka Zap). Continue reading “Deadly Prey (1987)”