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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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Lawrence Bender (story)
Scott Spiegel (screenplay)
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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
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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83 min | 88 min (director's cut)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2010) | New Zealand:R16 (2009) | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18 (heavily cut)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, and Ted Raimi were all heavily promoted by Paramount as the stars of the film, and their names feature prominently on video and DVD artwork. None of them are actually the stars of the picture.See more »
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 »
Bill Roberts:There's gonna be one more killing here tonight.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Black Christmas (1974)See more »


What are the differences between the R-Rated and Unrated Version?
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10 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Is This The Second Greatest Low-Budget Horror Film Ever?, 4 October 2006
Author: gavin6942 from United States

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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