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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.
Intruder -- It's 10 pm. The night before Walnut Lake's neighborhood supermarket closes its doors forever. The owners and night crew have a long shift ahead of them - longer than they think! Ace check out girl, Jennifer, has a deranged ex-boyfriend who's fresh out of prison. When he appears outside, weird things start happening. The phone lines are cut, and the night crew starts dying one by one, in the most gruesome ways imaginable. An ex-cop is trying to find out who the killer is and what possessed him to start the bloody rampage. But is it the ex-boyfriend or is it someone else?

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Director:
Writers:
Lawrence Bender (story)
Scott Spiegel (screenplay)
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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 » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
"I guess I got a little carried away" - an understatement to be sure! See more (79 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)
 
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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film was partially based around Scott Spiegel's experiences working at the real Walnut Lake Market in Michigan. It was also something of a remake of an earlier Super-8 short film by Spiegel. The short was a slasher story called 'Night Crew' and featured a more Halloween (1978) inspired killer.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In the scene where Alvy Moore and Tom Lester enter as police, a bearded crewmember is reflected in the glass doors.See more »
Quotes:
Mr. Abernathy:Hold hands, you lovebirds!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Gorgon Video Magazine (1989) (V)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
"I guess I got a little carried away" - an understatement to be sure!, 26 January 2015
Author: Bjorn (ODDBear) from Iceland

I thought I'd seen every relevant slasher worth a damn and I'd quite comfortably ruled out years '87 and upwards (mostly) as the genre had it's creative period between 1978-1984. Anyways; most likely I still have a few undiscovered gems to look forward to if "Intruder" is anything to go by.

Plot wise it's as simple as it comes. An especially gruesome maniac is dispatching a few people at work after hours in a grocery store.

Most seasoned genre fans will spot the twist a mile away but no matter; "Intruder" has everything a slasher fan could possibly want and the humor works especially well; really dark humor mind you!

You have to get through a little rough spot in the very beginning as it starts out rather clumsily but it soon finds it's ground and climaxes with some incredibly gory (and quite inventive) murder sequences. Very methodical build-up (first half hour is ho-hum introductions and false scares, the second is gore galore and the third is a final girl showdown) but the flick's sense of humor and outright nastiness ensure it a special place in a slasher lover's heart.

Casting in fun too with the Raimi brothers (Sam in particular) getting ample screen time and a Bruce Campbell cameo is always a good thing.

Highly recommended.

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