This unusual Australian psychological drama stars Kerry Walker as Felicity Bannister, a lumpish, neurotic Sydney girl living with her middle-class suburban parents – a respectable stockbroker (John Frawley) and a repressed dominating mother (Ruth Cracknell).
Felicity claims she has been sexually attacked by a prowler so that she can become a night prowler herself, roaming the streets of Sydney at night dressed in black leather and armed with a knife.
She terrorises people she encounters and embarks on forays into homes, vandalising them.
Patrick White’s disturbing tale of obsession is directed in flashy style by Jim Sharman (the director of The Rocky Horror Picture Show).
The movie – shot on 16mm film and blown up to 35mm – was selected to open the 1978 Sydney Film Festival, where it was harshly received.
Sir Roland Duddleston