Holy sh*t, I was not expecting PREY to be this good. After the disastrous PREDATOR from 2018, the last thing this world needed was another film about the world’s deadliest hunter. Yet, in the hands of the 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE director, Dan Trachtenberg, PREY is something that genre fans should feast on.
One of the key components that makes PREY so memorable is the star-making performance by the relatively unknown actress, Amber Midthunder. With something to prove, she kills it in the protagonist role, Naru.
Yet, what makes a good survival genre picture are the surprises and suspense, and PREY jam-packed with it. The environmental hazards Naru faces while fighting a predator feel like a mix between THE REVENANT and ALIENS. It’s such a beautiful balance that I would have gladly seen it in theatres.
Earlier this year, audiences fawned over THE BLACK PHONE. However, I’m going to be bold and say that so far in 2022, PREY is the horror film to beat. It’s a theme park ride with a great heart and story. In other words, I “Eat, Prey, Loved” this movie!
It’s available on Hulu.