Prey (1977)

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  • Alien Prey Alternative

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The occupant of a UFO kills a courting couple and takes on the form of the young man. Arriving at the nearby farm of lesbian couple Jo and Jessica, the latter eagerly welcomes him in. At first hostile to the newcomer, who introduces himself as Anderson, Jo says that he may as well stay the night. Jessica is then horrified to discover that Jo had murdered an earlier gentleman caller. Jessica tries to warn him, but as Jo is stalking him with a knife, she discovers that he eats raw flesh. When she tries to tell Jessica what she has seen and that she believes Anderson is mad, Jessica does not believe her. Jessica announces that she is leaving with Anderson, but Jo knocks her out. While Jo is outside digging a grave for Jessica, the latter regains consciousness and tries to seduce Anderson. The latter becomes excited at this, kills Jessica and begins to eat her. Upon discovering this, Jo flees the house, falls into the newly dug grave, and is herself cannibalised. Anderson radios a report on the results of his reconnaissance mission, recommending that more should visit Earth as humans are easy prey and full of protein.

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