Prey Finally in Our Sights
By: Craig Villinger on February 5, 2009  |  Comments ()  |  Share 
PreyIt's been well over a year since the Aussie outback thriller Prey made national headlines when rumors of a lesbian shower scene featuring Natalie Bassingthwaighte ending up on the cutting room floor first surfaced (Bassingthwaighte herself later confirmed that the scene would be included in the final cut, though our spies tell us it's about as soft-core as a girl-on-girl scene can get, with Bass remaining fully clothed throughout), and we can now report that after a lengthy wait the movie finally has confirmed release dates in both Australia and the USA.

In Australia Prey will premiere in Melbourne and Sydney in May 2009 at invitation-only events, and will then run for a strictly limited season at selected cinemas nationwide before its DVD release. Following the Australian launch, the film will head to the USA, where it will be released in selected cinemas by Xenon Pictures through Lionsgate Films in July. Apparently a VIP premiere is also set to take place in Las Vegas.

Inspired by true events, Prey tells the story of six friends who head to the outback on a four-wheel drive adventure and come face-to-face with an ancient curse at a sacred site. Speaking about the film in the official press release, Bassingthwaighte, the bane of spell checkers the world over, says "I really enjoyed the opportunity and challenges of making my first film; I can't wait to see it on the big screen. Prey is targeted towards teenagers but it easily appeals to anyone who enjoys thrillers.

Hmmm. Now the mention of the word "teenagers" doesn't always inspire confidence in your average genre fan, and we at Digital Retribution towers were also a little puzzled by the fact that the press release refers to Prey as a "Candy horror" flick, but co-producer Bobby Galinsky did make us feel a little better when he added "We expect Prey will have a successful life through all mediums. It's been a four-year journey from script to screen. We screened the completed film at American Film Market in October, always persevered and believed this little gem would find its way and our investors have been unshakeably behind us. Audiences here will not have seen anything that looks or sounds like Prey and we're hoping they take it to...or else...!"

A brand new one-sheet for the film, which you can see above, has also been released. Click the thumbnail for a larger view.

Visit the official site at

Related stories - Prey for an Official Site; Prey Trailer Sighted; Tasty Prey Pics Online.

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