Predator and PREY

After PREDATORS proved to be am entertaining film, solid enough on its own but incapable of capturing the lightening in the jar created by the original 80s hit PREDATOR, and then the follow-up THE PREDATOR being such a big letdown, does the potential audience have any enthusiasm left for this franchise? Sure the Horror faithful are excited. But the Average Joes and Josephines? I don’t know. I’d tend to doubt it, based on what I know of the behavior of the Averages. With the next film in the series, cleverly titled PREY, set to debut on Hulu next summer rather than in theaters, the pressure is greatly reduced. Another box office bomb might well have killed off the franchise. But even if the movie doesn’t have to rake in the titanic amounts of the filthy lucre as a theatrical release to be counted as a success, the pressure is still on to make a *good* movie.

By setting the movie in the past and focusing on a female lead, a Native American warrior, the premise hits the bullseye with the zeitgeist and ortgeist. The image above was released by the film’s star, Amber Midthunder of the Sioux Tribe, and isn’t the film’s official poster—but it should be.

Here’s the official synopsis: “Set in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, the action-thriller follows Naru, the skilled warrior who fiercely protects her tribe against a highly evolved alien predator.” They forgot to capitalize the P, though.

By The Evil Cheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (,, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!

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