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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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Mia
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Dr. Rachel
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Old Priest
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Storyline

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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7 October 2011 (Spain)  »

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Intrusos  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$64,727 (USA) (6 April 2012)
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Trivia

'Daniel Bruhl' was very keen to work with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo after having seen his work on Intacto (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

When the doctor is discussing the treatment of anaphalaxis in Mia with the mother, she tells her to give adrenaline intravenously. This is never done in emergency medicine, it is always injected into a muscle in such cases. 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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Very decent supernatural and psychological thriller
30 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film seems to have a very low key marketing and I haven't even seen many critics reviews for it despite it already opening.

I found this to be a pretty decent supernatural bogeyman type thriller with some intriguing psychological twists and turns. The scares are sparsely spread but are effective when they do come. The storyline is quite compelling and is told in two completely separate strands whose only apparent connection is the bogeyman. It had me very engaged and a very creepy atmosphere is maintained.

The performance from all the actors including the children were good, nothing outstanding, just played to realistic levels. There isn't a lot of emotional weight to the characters but I cared about the child protagonists, who are victimised by the "Freddie Nightmare" style dream monster.

The last act is a good one but unfortunately, it was sloppily executed. The finale should have been more dynamic with a bigger impact on its revelations. Given the storyline, its a missed opportunity for the director. Also, there is a big chance you might see some twists coming due to the film's narrative giving too many clues, again a bit sloppy. I did see the revelations coming to an extent but there was still a twist that I didn't expect. I do like the story, its a satisfying one but the execution could have been much better which is a pity. Still the journey was an intriguing one, at times scary and definitely worth a watch.


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