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Intruders -- Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate.
Intruders -- Two children living in different countries are visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them.


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Nicolás Casariego (screenplay) &
Jaime Marques (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 October 2011 (Spain) See more »
The Nightmare is Real.
Two children living in different countries are visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Spanish/British horror story about a desperate father who attempts to free his daughter from his deathly grip . See more (72 total) »


  (in credits order)

Clive Owen ... John Farrow

Carice van Houten ... Susanna

Daniel Brühl ... Father Antonio

Pilar López de Ayala ... Luisa

Ella Purnell ... Mia

Izán Corchero ... Juan

Kerry Fox ... Dr. Rachel
Héctor Alterio ... Old Priest

Adrian Rawlins ... Police Inspector

Michael Nardone ... Frank

Mark Wingett ... Dave

Peter O'Connor ... Frank (as Peter McNeil O'Connor)
Mary Woodvine ... Teacher

Lolita Chakrabarti ... ER Doctor

Ralph Ineson ... Alarm Installer

Adam Leese ... Policeman
Raymond Waring ... Policeman (as Raymond Wearing)

Ella Hunt ... Ella Foster

Imogen Gray ... Lilly
Natalia Rodríguez ... Babysitter
Natasha Dosanjh ... Aisha
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hannah Cooper-Dean ... Kissing Couple (uncredited)
Matthew Hodgkin ... Bad Boy - On Bike (uncredited)
Christian Meinhardt ... Skycraper Construction Worker (uncredited)

Craig Stevenson ... Credited (voice) (uncredited)
Chris Wilson ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo 
Writing credits
Nicolás Casariego (screenplay) &
Jaime Marques (screenplay)

Produced by
Belén Atienza .... producer
María Cabello .... line producer
Jesús de la Vega .... executive producer
Mercedes Gamero .... producer
Ricardo García Arrojo .... executive producer
Enrique López Lavigne .... producer
Original Music by
Roque Baños 
Cinematography by
Enrique Chediak 
Film Editing by
Nacho Ruiz Capillas 
Casting by
Shaheen Baig 
Production Design by
Alain Bainée 
Art Direction by
Iñigo Navarro 
Set Decoration by
Andrea Calvé 
Costume Design by
Tatiana Hernández 
Makeup Department
Isabel Auernheimer .... makeup artist
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Cecilia Escot .... makeup department head
Eduardo Torres .... hair stylist
Production Management
Mercedes Barbod .... production manager
Kevin Jenkins .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laura Alted .... trainee assistant director
Richard Diment .... second assistant director
Juan Jiménez .... first assistant director
Óscar Manero .... second assistant director
Esther Rojas .... third assistant director
Samuel Andrew Smith .... third assistant director (as Sam Smith)
Bruno Velasco .... crowd assistant director
Art Department
Iñaki Bruña .... property master
Rodrigo M. de Miguel .... artist
Juan Alfonso Gil del Pozo .... assistant property master (as Juan A. Gil del Pozo)
Raúl Monge .... concept designer
George Morris .... action vehicles coordinator
Rosa Pariente .... assistant property master
Maite Perez-Nievas .... art department production assistant
Paul Sacks .... assistant action vehicles coordinator
Carlos Salgado .... concept designer
Alejandro Serna .... concept designer
Antonio Sánchez-Romo .... props
Ana Viana .... set decorator: UK
Alex Ward .... set dresser
Pablo Buratti .... art department illustrator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Aitor Berenguer .... sound mixer
Manuel Carrión .... foley artist
Coque F. Lahera .... boom operator (as José Luis Fernández)
Jaime Fernández Salcedo .... dialogue editor
James Muñoz .... sound designer
James Muñoz .... supervising sound editor
Emmet O'Donnell .... adr recordist
Marc Orts .... sound re-recording mixer
Filippo Restelli .... boom operator
Javier Valdés .... dubbing manager: spanish castilian version
Javier Valdés .... facility production manager
Special Effects by
David Campos .... special effects coordinator
Jordi Morera .... special effects makeup: DDT SFX Crew
Raquel Munuera .... special effects makeup: DDT SFX Crew
Simon Rowling .... physical effects
Simon Rowling .... special effects crew
Visual Effects by
Juan Alonso .... lead compositor
Manuel Barrero .... digital compositor
Warwick Boole .... models and special effects
Miguel Castrillo .... visual effects artist
Fernando Falero .... character animator
Elisa Mar Ferre .... digital compositor
Iñaki Gegúndez Vicente .... cgi artist
Joaquín Gutiérrez .... digital compositor
David Heras .... visual effects supervisor
Pablo Heras .... character animator
Alfonso Hernández .... digital compositor
Javier Martínez Pacín .... visual effects artist
Daniel Moreno .... digital compositor
Alejandro Núñez .... digital compositor
Francisco Palomares Pozas .... digital compositor
Óscar Perea Marcos .... lead compositor
David Portales .... visual effects artist
Jose David Portales .... visual effects artist
Carlos Puchol .... visual effects producer
Isabel Revenga .... digital compositor
Javier Roca .... lead compositor
Sergio Rozas .... visual effects artist
Jorge Oliva Ruiz .... digital compositor
Javier Sanz .... visual effects artist
Gabriel Sitjas .... digital compositor
Javier Urrutia .... digital compositor
Rubén Villoria .... visual effects artist
José Miguel Zapata .... visual effects artist
Caren Calderón .... stunt double: Pilar López de Ayala
Ignacio Carreño .... stunt coordinator
Diego Herberg .... stunt double: Clive Owen
Álvaro Hernández Arriero .... stunt rigger
Eduardo Moratilla .... stunt rigger
Juan José Rodríguez .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jorge Alvariño .... poster photographer
Jorge Alvariño .... still photographer
Adam Dale .... aerial director of photography
Jesús Fernández Santa .... key grip (as Jesús Fernández)
Fernando Flores .... grip: scorpio head technician
Felix Forrest .... MK-V AR operator
Álvaro García .... key second assistant camera
Olaf Guembe .... camera loader
Luis Lattanzi .... first assistant b camera
Juan Leiva .... first assistant camera
Thamar Pueyo .... video assist
Luis Santos .... rigging gaffer
Miguel Angel Viñas .... second assistant camera (as Miguel Ángel Viñas)
Animation Department
Fernando Falero .... character animator
Casting Department
Jorge Guardado .... extras casting assistant
Yaël Moreno .... extras casting
Paul Stein .... casting coordinator
Aisha Walters .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Suzanne Barnes .... costume buyer
Mónica G. Lancha .... assistant costume designer
Ana Martínez Fesser .... costume runner
Editorial Department
María José Almela .... assistant editor
Miguel P. Gilaberte .... digital intermediate colorist
Location Management
Bruno Cassoni .... assistant location manager
Chris Moore .... location manager: UK
Kevin Otero Speight .... location manager (as Kevin Otero)
Music Department
Ginés Carrión .... assistant orchestrator
Ginés Carrión .... music copyist
Lewis Jones .... pro tools recordist
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring mixer
Aled Jenkins .... assistant score engineer (uncredited)
Dom Kelly .... musician: oboe/cor anglais (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Alexis Arderius .... driver
Bobby Finn .... driver: cast
Rob Hempenstall .... transportation captain
Other crew
Angus Arias .... second assistant production
Giles Barron .... production runner/driver
Nathan Bartholomew .... runner
Lucía Chacón .... assistant to executive producer
Annie Clapton .... production runner/driver
Laurence Coriat .... script consultant
Robin Davies .... production assistant
David Fantham .... facilities
Elton Farla .... unit medic: UK
Karim Ferrero .... production assistant
Lucia Foster Found .... aerial operations coordinator
Sofía Fábregas .... development executive
Anuska Galán Ricoy .... production staff
Jan García .... production accountant
Ana Gil .... production assistant
Silvia González Rangil .... health & safety advisor: spain (as Silvia Gonzalez Rangil)
Janine Gray .... assistant: Clive Owen, London
Tom Ludlam .... production runner/driver
David López Arias .... assistant to production manager (as David Lopez Arias)
Carlos López-Martín de Blas .... legal advisor (as Carlos López Martín de Blas)
Guillermo Martel .... documentalist
Inés Mas .... production secretary
Beatriz Mayo .... financial manager
Kira Moreno .... production assistant
Isabelle Neron .... assistant to production coordinator
Raúl Orejón .... production assistant
Ana Palacios .... production coordinator
Benjamin Perkins .... chaperone
Sergio Rozas .... titles designed by
Will Samuelson .... helicopter pilot: aerial unit
Carmen Soriano .... script supervisor
Paul Stein .... crowd coordinator
Andy Stephens .... aerial operations manager
Tessy Díez .... additional thanks

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Rated R for terror, horror violence, some sexuality/nudity and language
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

'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 »
Continuity: No smoke is visible when Susanna extinguishes the fire from the "nightmare doll" her husband and her daughter were burning.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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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Spanish/British horror story about a desperate father who attempts to free his daughter from his deathly grip ., 10 October 2012
Author: ma-cortes

Intruders is a horror tale of possession in which two children in two different countries are visited by the Hollow Face man who spreads fear across the globe . There's a spooky faceless monster that has been haunting the daughter of John Farrow (Clive Owen). This figure wants to steal her face as she feels he has no identity of his own . John's tried helping his daughter remedy the situation, but each night she still gets a visit from this unwelcomed friend. Things get even spookier once John sees this faceless creature. He's not sure if he's going completely crazy or not, so he installs a security camera . Though no one can see him , Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. He creeps into the life of John Farrow after Farrow's beloved 13-year-old daughter Mia (Ella Purnell) is assaulted in their home . The line between the real and the imaginary blurs as fissures start to open within the family unit . It seems that no security measure can keep Hollow Face out . Furthermore we're initially introduced to Juan (Izán Corchero) a young Spanish boy who, on one rainy night, is attacked by a strange spectre , known as Hollow face , being helped by his mother (Pilar Gomez Ayala) .

The picture displays mystery, suspense, shocks, grisly terror and eerie scenes when the horrific creature appears . From start to finish the terror and spooky scenes are continuous until a striking ending . The film contains horrifying and hair rising images and a sinister, mysterious atmosphere . It has a couple of twists piled on top of one central twist concerning two children in different countries who are visited nightly by a faceless being and menaced by what seems to be a supernatural presence . Good performance by Clive Owen who stars as John Farrow, a father trying to protect his 13-year-old daughter from the evil entity known as Hollow Face . The acting from Clive Owen , Carice van Houten as his wife , Daniel Bruhl as a priest , Kerry Fox as a Doctor , Hector Alterio as an old priest is much better than the script . Nicolás Casariego and Jaime Marques' screenplay does something strange by the end : it actually removes the stakes of everything that came before with its trio of revelations that at first test and then demolish any credulity the movie had built up by that point. Both of whom manage to create some interest with their dual storytelling style . However , the picture is hampered by a partially fleshed out story that is mostly lacking in horror. Director Fresnadillo throws all of that away in exchange for a terror film without scares, originality or a pulse . Colorful cinematography plenty of lights and shades by excellent cameraman Enrique Chediak . Creepy and thrilling music adjusted to the horror film by Roque Baños .

Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Intacto , 28 Weeks Later) isn't exactly a visionary director like the film bills him as, but he is good at approaching films with style and consistent moods . The director made an editing the film was a big challenge , it was a long, complex process because of the story's dual structure. The film will appeal to terror buffs but gets some decent scares with the apparition of the frightening faceless being who wants to take possession of the children.

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