I've always loved The Prey, even on first watch. I think the nature footage inserts are a brilliant alternative to simple dialogue filler content. It has great atmosphere, and a couple truly memorable and standout characters. It's downbeat by the end, a traditional slasher throughout, and the score just grabs you. It's kooky, but aggressive. In the years since first watching these slashers, I've come to realize that the non-slasher bits often make or break the films, and the lower tier films had a bit of artistic freedom when they weren't upping the body count. Give me the honesty that comes with The Prey over Hatchet any day. It's also noteworthy to point out that even in a scrap budgeted cash grab like this one, there's a classiness in the no name actors that take themselves seriously.