Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘Head Stabbing’ From The Prowler (1981)

It’s time for another edition of the award-winning weekly feature, Sunday Bloody Sunday!  The place where I spotlight death scenes from your favorite horror movies in pictorial form, remembering the days before Youtube and all of this other fancy schmancy technology, when we had to get our horror fix in magazine form.  This week, a movie that holds a special place in my heart as far as horror movie kills go:  1981’s The Prowler.

Featuring the outstanding make-up effects of the great Tom Savini, this was the movie where I think he really started to hit his stride.  The movie itself is the standard 80’s slasher affair (masked killer wearing World War II fatigues comes back for revenge at a school dance), but the kills were on a whole other level.  With a lot to choose from, it was hard to pick, but I’m gonna go with the epic ‘knife through the skull’ kill of Carl and the aftermath of him hanging in the shower.  That scene was definitely one of those “Holy Shit!” moments.  If you’ve seen The Prowler (aka Rosemary’s Killer), feel free to give me your favorite kills from the movie too!

*what do you think was going through his head when this was happening?  oh yeah – the knife was*


*can you hand me my loofah please?*