There are few genres as ready for gleeful commentary than cheap, cheesy 1980s action thrillers like this 1987 abomination. Only the VHS era could have yielded a movie like “Deadly Prey,” with its cheap sets, incomprehensible action, regrettable leading star, and a host of slumming character actors like Cameron Mitchell and Troy Donahue. In the lead, Ted Prior primarily functions as a mass of muscles in jean cut-offs running around for ninety minutes in a bargain-basement rip off of “The Most Dangerous Game.” The Rifftrax gang is obviously enjoying this one and their enthusiasm comes through, and the jokes are strong from beginning to end. Highly recommended for cheesy movie lovers.
Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)