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Intruders (I) (2011)

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Two children living in different countries are visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them.

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Father Antonio
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Mia
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Dr. Rachel
Héctor Alterio ...
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Alarm Installer
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In Madrid, the boy Juan is terrified by the monster Hollowface and his mother is unable to protect him so summons Father Antonio to exorcise the monster from their lives. In London, the construction worker John Farrow is very close to his teenage daughter Mia. One day, Mia is spending the day at her grandparents' house in the countryside with her mother Susanna and she finds a box with the story of Hollowface hidden in a tree. Soon Mia sees the monster Hollowface in the closet of her bedroom and John defends her. When they are attacked for the second time, the security camera that John has installed does not show any intruder. Are Mia and John delusional? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Nightmare is Real.

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Rated R for terror, horror violence, some sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 October 2011 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Intrusos  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$40,746 (USA) (30 March 2012)

Gross:

$64,727 (USA) (6 April 2012)
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2.35 : 1
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'Daniel Bruhl' was very keen to work with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo after having seen his work on Intact (2001) and 28 Weeks Later (2007). Clive Owen, on the other hand, hadn't seen either but quickly rectified that when he signed on. See more »

Goofs

No smoke is visible when Susanna extinguishes the fire from the "nightmare doll" her husband and her daughter were burning. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Juan: The shadow monster woke up. It saw the boy in the pot and said:
Juan: [making his voice gruff] "Mmmm. I'm starving. I'm going to eat you up."
Juan: So the monster opened his mouth wide and swallowed the little tailor whole. The boy fell and fell into a dark cave filed with slime...
Luisa: Is that it?
Juan: That's all I could come up with.
Luisa: Well, you'll think of something tomorrow. Let's go to bed.
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Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: Capitán Trueno (2011) See more »

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Painted Up Doll
Written and performed by Ella Hunt
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Tries so hard to be original but it is not.
11 April 2012 | by (San Luis, Argentina) – See all my reviews

Well, OK, let me first start by saying the movie is not "bad".

If you want to go watch an OK to somewhat decent movie, this one is for you, but if your aspirations are any higher you should look for elsewhere.

The movie starts slow but surely it states it's points pretty quickly. An invisible invader haunts 2 different kids from different places, a little kid and a not so little girl. The movie flow nice with the script but the actual "fright" scenes are not very much so, in fact, I didn't experience any scare whatsoever through the movie, and this comes from a guy who after watching The Mothman Prophecies had to sleep with the lights on and had goosebumps for the whole duration.

Sadly, this one, for a scare-suspense movie, does the complete opposite, it's plain and quite hollow. We never really find the motive of the attacks, and the motives are vague to say the least.

The main problem with this one is that the "bad guy" is not scary and the scary scenes don't work, that's it and it's enough for a movie of this genre to fail.

If we take out this one little problem, the rest of the movie is OK, good acting and some good twists at the end, but, the main flaws are too big. Number one, lack of good scares, lack of sense of danger, bad timing and for the most important part, a lack of purpose for the attacks.

To add insult to injury, there are scenes so clichéd that bend on ridicule, I can't, for the life of me picture a scary movie where the parents LEAVE the children in the same bed where a monster just attacked them. The first time this happens, well, it's OK, it's movies you know, common sense don't apply, the fifth time it's ridiculous, I would sleep with my kids the first time this happens, does anyone there takes notices of this huge mistakes in common sense?

Recommended only for a casual viewing if you don't have anything more worth watching, if you want real suspense go watch Mothman Prophecies.


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