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Prowl (2010) Review

Prowl is a 2010 American independent horror film directed by Patrik Syversen. The film stars Amber Heard, Leah Pipes, and Ed Quinn.

Prowl follows a group of young adults who are stranded in a city overrun by feral vampires. They must find a way to escape before the vampires catch them.

Well another vampire flick; this one fortunately is not in the vein of Twilight or some other half-assed, popularity seeking horror that’s showing up these days. No this is good old fashioned real horror. There is gore and shocks in this movie and thankfully so, but what i guess elevates it above is the supreme sense of dread and suspense that permeates. It’s attention grabbing and the characters are fleshed out well and have their distinct personalities but ultimately we know why they’re there (food for vampires).

The acting quality is solid for a b-movie and the general production values are top notch. There is no CGI to be seen and if there is it’s so good I couldn’t even notice that it was CGI. This is the mark of good film making in my opinion.

Prowl does takes it’s time to get started though, it’s really not the fastest of movies but once it gets going it doesn’t let up. The vampires themselves are reminiscent of the ones seen in 30 Days of Night, they’re cold, callous, almost diametrically opposed to the meretricious Dracula we’ve seen in countless movies of yore. There’s also a sweet twist towards the end which I won’t spoil but it makes the movie that all bit better and also sets us up for Prowl number 2. I actually wouldn’t mind seeing that.

The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 26, 2010.

Prowl is a fast-paced, action-packed horror film that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The movie is full of suspense and will have you guessing what will happen next. The acting is good, and the special effects are well done. The movie is not for the faint of heart, as it is quite graphic at times. If you are a fan of horror movies, then you will definitely enjoy Prowl.

So, in conclusion I cannot see why anyone; certainly any vampire/horror fans wouldn’t want to get themselves a copy of Prowl, it’s a stirring, suspenseful movie that should certainly work wonders for keeping you happy (or scared) on that lonely night in.


A young woman, Amber (Holland Roden), is trying to make her way in the big city. She’s just been fired from her job and is struggling to make ends meet. She’s desperate and willing to do whatever it takes to survive.

One night, she meets a man, Hunter (Ed Skrein), who seems to be just as desperate as she is. He’s a drifter with no place to go and no one to rely on. The two of them form a unlikely bond and decide to help each other make it through the night.

They prowl the city together, looking for anything that can help them make it through the night. They steal food, money, and whatever else they can find. They’re two lost souls just trying to find their way in the world.

The film follows their desperate struggle to survive as they battle the elements, the police, and their own personal demons. They’re two people who are at the end of their rope, and they’re willing to do whatever it takes to make it through the night.

Movie Details

Director: Patrik Syversen
Writer: Patrik Syversen
Actors: Bruce Payne, Daniel Bonjour, Amber Heard
Release Year: 2010