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Intruder (1989)

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The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.

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The ex-boyfriend of a check-out girl at a supermarket returns at closing time to make trouble. They quarrel and the boyfriend is ejected from the store. After they lock the building up to take inventory, the employees start dying off, and the survivors must eventually find a way to escape with their lives. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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19 April 1989 (USA)  »

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The song that Randy (Sam Raimi) sings was also featured in The Evil Dead (1981), directed by Raimi. See more »

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When Jennifer gets off the phone with Craig and leaves the office, the camera crew and dolly are reflected in the glass. See more »

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Bill Roberts: I'm just crazy about this store.
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Is This The Second Greatest Low-Budget Horror Film Ever?
4 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The greatest low budget horror film ever is "The Janitor", but "Intruder" certainly ranks up there as one of the all-time greats. (You can argue that such films as "Evil Dead" are low budget, but they don't have the amateur quality to them I'm speaking about.) In this film, a grocery clerk's ex-boyfriend shows up to harass her. After the store closes, people begin dying off one by one. Is it the boyfriend? With notable appearances by the "Evil Dead" alumni: Bruce Cambell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi, Scott Spiegel and Danny Hicks. What a line-up! The film has its flaws. I mean, it's a very amateur movie so the music is just awful (how long can the produce guy listen to the same song?). Not sure where the regular composer was this day. The acting is decent but iffy, and the overall feel is of a cheap and predictable film.

But that is ignorable. The unique camera angles let you know you're working with a Raimi posse member. You won't find shots like these in anything else, except maybe an M. Night Shymalan film (and in that case maybe he owes someone a thank you). And the deaths are of a kind you won't find in your average slasher film: a simple grocery store is taken to new depths.

Nice product placement for Adidas, Meister Brau and Diet Pepsi. Too bad they didn't actually get the money for doing that. And an excellent re-use of the monologue from "Raising Arizona" about the head and sandwich. The Raimi-Coen connection is strengthened.

If you liked the dark humor of the other Raimi projects, you'll love this. Scott Spiegel does not have the name recognition he deserves, showing us here he is just as able as the big boys to step up to the plate for a low budget horror comedy thriller.


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