PREY by dick Maas
A family is found slaughtered on a farm nearby Amsterdam. The
police doesn’t find any clues as to who or what did this, but Lizzie,
who’s a vet at the Amsterdam zoo, recognizes the mutilations from
her time in Africa and suspects this is the work of one very big lion.
At first her claims are not taken seriously until a bunch of new victims
are ripped apart. Our feline has chosen Amsterdam as its hunting
ground. The authorities bring in the English wheelchair-bound big
game hunter Jack. Lizzie has to collaborate with him and at the same
time keep her boyfriend Dave in check, who’s a reporter with a sensationalist
TV-channel. And the lion is hungry, really really hungry!
Dick Maas is back and he’s in terrific shape. The Dutch BIFFF regular
has gives us genre gems such as The Lift, Amsterdamned and Sint and
had the great idea to release a lion on the Amsterdam streets. Prey
is a feast for hemoglobin lovers. Head are severed, entrails pulled
out and limbs are flying all over the place. Maas spares nothing and
no-one and shows no mercy. The plot doesn’t take itself too seriously
and contains many jokes, which allows you to relax a bit in between
all the horror.