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Intruder -- The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac. Starring Elizabeth Cox, Renee Estevez, and Sam Raimi.
Intruder -- The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac. Starring Elizabeth Cox, Renee Estevez, and Sam Raimi.

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Director:
Writers:
Lawrence Bender (story)
Scott Spiegel (screenplay)
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Genre:
Tagline:
A new dimension in terror. See more »
Plot:
The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Clean up on ... well, on every aisle. See more (76 total) »

Cast

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Elizabeth Cox ... Jennifer Ross

Renée Estevez ... Linda

Dan Hicks ... Bill Roberts (as Danny Hicks)
David Byrnes ... Craig Peterson

Sam Raimi ... Randy

Eugene Robert Glazer ... Danny (as Eugene Glazer)
Billy Marti ... Dave

Burr Steers ... Bub

Craig Stark ... Tim

Ted Raimi ... Produce Joe
Alvy Moore ... Officer Dalton

Tom Lester ... Officer Mathews
Emil Sitka ... Mr. Abernathy

Bruce Campbell ... Officer Howard

Lawrence Bender ... Officer Adams
Scott Spiegel ... Bread Man

Douglas Scott-Hessler ... Townie At Door (as Douglas Hessler)

Greg Nicotero ... Townie In Car
Mike Ionascu ... Customer #1 (as Mike Jonascu)
Jim Hanson ... Customer #2 (as James Hanson)
Jim Reickel ... Customer #3
Paula F. Major ... Customer #4 (as Paula Major)
Laura Schwartz ... Customer #5
Mark Saticoy ... Customer #6
Steve Patino ... Customer #7
Mara Massey ... Love Bird #1
Christoffer Salzgeber ... Love Bird #2 (as Christopher Salzgeber)

Directed by
Scott Spiegel 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lawrence Bender  story
Scott Spiegel  screenplay
Scott Spiegel  story

Produced by
Lawrence Bender .... producer
Douglas Scott-Hessler .... co-producer (as Douglas Hessler)
Charles Band .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Basil Poledouris 
 
Cinematography by
Fernando Argüelles 
 
Film Editing by
King Wilder 
 
Production Design by
Wendy Guidery 
 
Art Direction by
Mara Massey 
 
Costume Design by
Rena Eliashiv 
 
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects artist
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects artist
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects artist (as Gregory Nicotero)
Sean Rodgers .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Jonathan Bogner .... executive in charge of production
Douglas Scott-Hessler .... production manager (as Douglas Hessler)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eddie Ziv .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Sarah Brady .... adr & foley editor
David Chornow .... sound mixer
Ted Kosiusko .... re-recording mixer
Lars Nelson .... re-recording mixer
Sara Oldfield .... sound mixer
Jesse Turajski .... recordist
 
Stunts
Chuck Borden .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Hawkinson .... electrician
Michael Martino .... gaffer
Bob Myers .... key grip
 
Editorial Department
Juliet Avola .... post-production
Chris Weber .... negative cutter
Gary Weber .... negative cutter
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Paula F. Major .... production coordinator
Joyce 'Doc' Pepper .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Night Crew: The Final Checkout" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
83 min | 88 min (director's cut)
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Certification:
Australia:R | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2010) | New Zealand:R16 (2009) | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18 (heavily cut)
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Trivia:
The entire movie was shot using short ends.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When the butcher gets his face stuck on the hook and hangs from it you can see a wire next to the hook holding him up.See more »
Quotes:
Bub:Brain hemorrhage!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Macabre (1980)See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Clean up on ... well, on every aisle., 31 December 2007
Author: hypostylin from SoHo, NYC

To my knowledge, there were no slasher films set within a supermarket before this devilish debut for Scott Spiegel and later Tarantino collaborator Lawrence Bender came along. It's such a great setting for the subgenre, and the store used in Intruder is especially effective on account of its omnipresent dark corners and looming industrial machinery.

As far as the plot goes, you've seen it all before, and not even the "twist" is surprising. However, the film is so well-made that it doesn't matter. It makes up for its lack of originality with some good performances and a helluva lot of style, including unconventional camera-work (which Spiegel is clearly in love with) and brutal gore.

Intruder is especially good considering its late entry into the slasher pantheon, and actually manages to recapture a lot of the stylistic and structural panache of its early '80s predecessors. It graciously avoids the klieg-drenched, hackneyed, and tongue-in-cheek approach of its contemporaries and instead uses murky tints and plays it straight and without airs. This is easily one of the better slasher outings of the entire decade.

Also, the Final Girl wears some killer straight-outta-1989 pleated khakis.

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