MeFi Horror Club: Let Us Prey
February 12, 2016 6:57 AM - Subscribe

Scottish director Brian O'Malley's 2014 film is a clever melding of John Carpenter eras, mixing the police under siege vibe from Assault on Precinct 13 with a bit of the supernatural, a la Prince of Darkness. Stars The Woman's Pollyanna McIntosh and Game of Thrones' Liam Cunningham. Discussion goes live on 2/19.

iMDb blurb:
A rookie cop's first shift in the last night of a closing police station alone turns into a living nightmare.
Available on Netflix and for digital rental.

A selection of MeFi Horror Club.
posted by DirtyOldTown (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've done three of these in a row now, which has been a gas. But I probably need to accept some kind of term limit on my reign and let someone else pick next. MeMail me if you want to announce a pick on 2/26 for 3/4 discussion.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:58 AM on February 12, 2016 [1 favorite]

Also, with her role in The Woman and its sorta predecessor Offspring and her performances in Exam, Tales of Halloween, and The Blood Lands, Pollyanna McIntosh is becoming a sort of scream queen: decidedly adult, smart, and never, ever a victim.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:02 AM on February 12, 2016 [1 favorite]

Also--and this isn't discussion specific to the film so I don't mind putting it here instead of waiting for the thread--but it's sort of interesting that the three directors most successful at riffing on John Carpenter are all from the UK: O'Malley, Neil Marshall, and Joe Cornish.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:05 AM on February 12, 2016 [1 favorite]

Sorry to keep talking. I think people are going to dig this one. It's totally under the radar, but still pretty, pretty, pretty good.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:02 AM on February 12, 2016

Pollyanna McIntosh is also going to be in the upcoming Hap and Leonard TV series (Sundance's adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale's fantastically batshit insane crime novels); it looks like she's becoming a cult star fast. Her performance in The Woman really stuck with me, even if I'm still not sure how I feel about the movie, three or four years later. She's amazing in it. I'm looking forward to checking out Let Us Prey tonight.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 2:18 PM on February 12, 2016 [2 favorites]

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