When Andrew and his disturbed girlfriend, Lila, travel to a secluded estate for a weekend getaway, they fall into the clutches of a predatory murderer who stalks the dark forest near the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(screenwriter)
Reviews

WAYS TO
WATCH:

See all

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Intruder (1989)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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

Director: Scott Spiegel
Stars: Elizabeth Cox, Renée Estevez, Dan Hicks
Scarce (2008)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

SCARCE depicts the gruesome fate of three lost snowboarders trapped at an isolated forest cabin owned by two menacing locals who harvest human flesh. As the day of the slaughter nears, they... See full summary »

Directors: Jesse Thomas Cook, John Geddes
Stars: Steve Warren, Gary Fischer, Chris Warrilow
The Intruder (1999)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Catherine meets Nick by accident and, after a whirlwind romance, the two get married and Catherine moves into Nick's apartment only that's the start of problems when an unseen intruder ... See full summary »

Director: David Bailey
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Charles Edwin Powell, Nastassja Kinski
Aferim! (2015)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Set in early 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife.

Director: Radu Jude
Stars: Teodor Corban, Mihai Comanoiu, Toma Cuzin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christena Doggrell ...
Lila Red
...
Dr. Olga Carey
Jack Reiling ...
Andrew Carpenter
Arda Itez ...
Dr. Helen Price
Rob Ryan ...
Harry
Gary Ferrar ...
Benjamin
Michelle Van Schyndel ...
Lila's Friend
Ryan Merrigan ...
The Intruder
...
Sheriff Matthew Cordell (as Anthony Gallo)
...
Ginger
Gillian Wiggin ...
Susan White
Lauren Rosenberg ...
Susan's Daughter
Vera Chow ...
Prologue Victim
...
Prologue Victim
...
Prologue Victim
Edit

Storyline

When Andrew and his disturbed girlfriend, Lila, travel to a secluded estate for a weekend getaway, they fall into the clutches of a predatory murderer who stalks the dark forest near the house. On Halloween night, the town of Hobb's Ferry finds itself at the mercy of the Intruder, a bloodthirsty clown, whose depraved tricks push Lila to the brink of madness. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The things that frighten Lila Red, aren't only in her head.

Genres:

Horror

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 October 2008 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Quirky...
31 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I saw the preview on vod I expected a standard low-budget, high-cheese distraction. Like most people, I enjoy the occasional bad movie. Surprisingly, what I got was possibly the oddest slasher film I've ever seen.

The film begins with a mentally ill young woman (a smoldering performance by newcomer Christena Doggrell) and her boyfriend (Jack Reiling) going to a secluded estate for a little r & r. There is an inciting incident that is the quirkiest gear shifter you'll see in a horror film all year (not to mention possibly the most brutal "cat scare" in horror movie history).

We then have some nicely acted and tense scenes, lush exterior photography that beautifully captures the autumn vistas, and a trip to the cemetery that yields a fairly severe sex/ murder scene in the form of a flashback. There's also a bit of self- destructive behavior by the troubled protagonist that had the girl I was watching it with squirming on her lazy-boy.

The second and third acts are remarkably low-key and tense. The movie often veers off into territory you wouldn't expect from a flick about a killer in a clown mask and trench coat.

On the downside, the film isn't nearly graphic enough for the modern slasher fan, and the otherwise solid photography suffers from excess grain that makes the image a tad soft (I'm pretty sure this was shot on 16mm, an anomaly in the digital age). The meager budget often reveals itself, particularly in the effects, which are presented mostly in quick edits, indicating that not a lot of money went to the make-up department.

Still, Intruder stands out as a cut above the direct to cable/DVD stuff you typically come across. It has a powerful undercurrent and a sure - handedness about itself that impressed me. And the shock ending is the kind that doesn't hit you until after the credits start to roll.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Intruder (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?