SLIGHT SPOILERS British horror film maker Norman J. Warren's Alien Prey (aka Prey, 1978) is a story about two lesbian lovers, Jo (Sally Faulkner) and Jessica (gorgeously beautiful Glory Annan), who live together in their big house in the countryside and don't see too much other people. Jo is very dominating and jealous of Jessica and she wants to own Jessica completely. Their relationship gets disturbed when they find a strange man (Barry Stokes) on their private property and Jessica wants to help him and take him to their house while Jo, of course, opposes. The man turns out to be an alien visitor from some other planet and he is in the Earth in order to find protein and food for himself and for others of its kind. The girls soon get clue about this as he acts very strangely and seems not to know any manners and human habits. Things go even further when Jessica starts to fall in love with the man as she is tired of being with the selfish and dominating Jo.
This film deals with the themes of jealousy and what it requires to really live in love affair with another human being. Jo is very selfish as she wants to have the total power over Jessica while Jessica just wants to live happily with the person she loves, and during the film it turns out that Jo is not the one for more sensitive and sensual Jessica. Jessica finds her love from this strange visitor, but that visitor has its own jealous aims and, in this world, it seems like Jessica is way too pure and good (as good as human nature can be) to live happily in.
The actress Glory AnnanAnnen is very beautiful and erotic here, and she is really the kind of girl that deserved better as she's very positive character unlike Jo and the visitor. There's only these three and perhaps 2-3 other characters in this film, but there's no need for more when the film and story is like this. This is a little low budget horror film and pretty great in its own genre, but only if you love these films and can appreciate them when they deserve it.
Technically this film is pretty dull at times with some bad editing and very unfinished looking scenes, and I think they are like that because of rush in production or something like that. I think Warren could've been able to make this film look better if he just had wantedbeen allowed to. After all, there's much more amateurish and in all ways bad films in existence, without any positive elements so it is easy to forgive the few mistakes in Prey.
There's plenty of nudity in this film and all these three main characters get naked and make love, but not all three together, of course. There's also some gore, but the strongest scene involving throat biting and cannibalism comes at the very end, but it is very restrained, yet shocking and this film works fine without huge amounts of gore every 5 minutes. I think this is a horror story, but also a depiction of rotten love affair involving one selfish and dirty character, who doesn't know what love's all about. From the films by Norman J. Warren that I've seen, I think this is his most mature film and thus among his most noteworthy achievements.
Review by Bogey Man from the Internet Movie Database.