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Intruders (I) (2011)

R  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Thriller  |  7 October 2011 (Spain)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Father Antonio
Dr. Rachel
Héctor Alterio ...
Old Priest
Police Inspector
Mary Woodvine ...
ER Doctor
Alarm Installer


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


During Mia's birthday, when everybody sings 'Happy Birthday To You', Susanna (Carice van Houten) yells "Hieperdepiep! Hurray", which means "hip hip" in her native language, Dutch. See more »


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 »


[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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User Reviews

This Boogeyman is totally lost in translation....
24 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

A child is being visited by a boogeyman. But is it real or is it imaginary? Who knows? Who cares! Whilst there are some good scenes and decent acting especially from the child stars,the movie is ruined by a ludicrously convoluted story line and plot.

Even after watching the film and doing some research I am at a loss to understand what was going on and I believe many others are likewise scratching their heads too.

At the end of a film when all the strands of the story should fall into place and make sense, the opposite happens and many viewers will be left confused and let down.


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