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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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A terrifically fun highlight of 80's slashers! See more (78 total) »


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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?

Despite receiving top billing on the DVD releases of this film, cult hero Bruce Campbell only makes a brief appearance in the film as a policeman at the end.See more »
Continuity: Even though the story takes place during the course of one night, the TV GUIDE Magazines at the checkout stands change periodically. The movie was filming in a real grocery store after hours and TV GUIDE is a weekly publication - this helps chronicle the numerous weeks involved in filming.See more »
Bub:Brain hemorrhage!See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Birds (1963)See more »


What are the differences between the R-Rated and Unrated Version?
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A terrifically fun highlight of 80's slashers!, 14 September 2006
Author: AngryChair from Brentwood, USA

Surprisingly good stalk 'n' slash movie from Scott Speigel (long time associate of director Sam Raimi) was probably the last true slasher flick of the '80's.

Grocery store workers are set to do the night shift when an uninvited guest drops in and the employees begin to be butchered.

An effective dark sense of humor, stylish camera work, and eye-popping gore FX (from the makeup masters at KNB FX no less!) uplifts this movie above the normal slasher fair. Granted, the story of Intruder isn't exactly brilliant, but it serves well as a frame work for some highly energized thrills and blood-letting. Also worth mentioning is the atmospheric sense of dread that runs through out the movie.

The cast isn't half bad, some even make for some quirky characters. Genre fans will notice plenty of familiar faces in the cast. Director Sam Raimi appears as the butcher, younger brother Ted Raimi as a produce worker, Renee Estevez as a cashier, Dan Hicks as the store manager, and even B movie hero Bruce Campbell cameos as a cop.

All around Intruder makes for great fun for the slasher fans, exactly how this gem managed to escape me for so long I don't know! Not for the faint of heart.

*** 1/2 out of ****

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