THE PREY: LEGEND OF KARNOCTUS (2022) Reviews of monster movie

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The Prey: Legend of Karnoctus is a 2022 action monster movie about US soldiers in Afghanistan searching for Taliban morons. The American platoon becomes trapped in a cave and is hunted down by a deadly creature.

Directed by Cire Hensman [as Eric Hensman] and Matthew Hensman from a screenplay co-written by the latter and Gustavo Sainz de la Peña based on the latter’s story. Produced by Richard D’Alessio, Juan Feldman, Eric Hensman,Lance Miccio and Gustavo Sainz de la Peña.

The movie stars Danny Trejo, Nick Chinlund, Adrian Paul, Kevin Grevioux, Fahim Fazli, Cleveland Berto, Essam Ferris, Cleo Anthony, Masika Kalysha, Reka Rene, Aria London, Ryan McIntyre and Justin Arnold.



” …a bit boring […] It doesn’t help that the location most of the film is set in is just so monotonous in look. While it isn’t all terrible my overall impression of this was that it just wasn’t exciting enough, I found myself clock watching almost constantly…” The Rotting Zombie


The Prey: Legend of Karnoctus was released on some cable carriers and theatrically on June 7, 2022. A Digital release followed on July 7, 2022.

Filmmakers’ statement: “This is a true Indie-film effort with no studio support. The creation of the monster, principal photography, special FX, CGI, and some post-production were all done in-house… Literally in a garage in Anaheim, California. But we think you’ll be amazed at the big production feel that’s been achieved.”

Cast and characters:
Danny Trejo … Vega
Nick Chinlund … Tagger
Adrian Paul … Gunnar
Kevin Grevioux … Reid
Fahim Fazli … Jangi
Cleveland Berto … Cody
Essam Ferris … Maalik
Cleo Anthony … Lennexe
Masika Kalysha … Lake
Reka Rene … Sapphire
Aria London … Onyx
Ryan McIntyre … Wonder Bread
Justin Arnold … Griffin
John David Gregory … LT. Menzies
Robert Tarpinian … Chalanaa
Benny Mora … Bryer
Pat Jankiewicz … Karnoctus
Juan Feldman … Gerard
Anoop Simon … Nasim
Miles Cooper … Riggs
Matt Musgrove … Sullivan
Nicolas Charles … Brooklyn
Linda Jossana … Roxi

Filming locations:
Santa Clarita, California

Technical details:
1 hour 33 minutes
Audio: Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1

$3,850,000 (estimated)

The Prey: Legend of Karnoctus began production in 2013 and was shot in 2014. Very lengthy post-production ensued afterwards presumably due to financial issues.

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