The Night The Prowler, is about the dark side of suburban middle-class urban culture and family relations. It film brings to the surface some of the darkest recesses of suburban family life. The film shifts from the darkly comic to the deadly serious. A young woman is attacked by a prowler in her bedroom but she turns the tables on him and she ravishes him. She then transforms into a knife wielding, leather jacketed prowler herself and begins sneaking in men's bedrooms at night. The prowlee becomes the prowler.
Nobel Prize winning author Patrick White's first film...
Did You Know?
In the scene in which Kerry Armstrong's character first sneaks out of the house in her leather gear, she walks past a hoarding which is covered in posters, among which are multiple posters for "Hair" - a reference to the fact Jim Sharman had directed the original 1969 Australian stage production of the rock musical. See more
When the old man in the ruined house is being covered up by police after his death, the actor playing him can be clearly seen breathing. See more