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Intruder (1989)

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

Director:

Scott Spiegel

Writers:

Lawrence Bender (story), Scott Spiegel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Cox ... Jennifer Ross
Renée Estevez ... Linda (as Renee Estevez)
Dan Hicks ... Bill Roberts (as Danny Hicks)
David Byrnes ... Craig Peterson
Sam Raimi ... Randy
Eugene Robert Glazer ... Danny (as Eugene Glazer)
Billy Marti Billy Marti ... Dave
Burr Steers ... Bub
Craig Stark ... Tim
Ted Raimi ... Produce Joe
Alvy Moore ... Officer Dalton
Tom Lester ... Officer Mathews
Emil Sitka ... Mr. Abernathy
Bruce Campbell ... Officer Howard
Lawrence Bender ... Officer Adams
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Storyline

The ex-boyfriend of a check-out girl at a supermarket returns at closing time to make trouble. They quarrel and the boyfriend is ejected from the store. After they lock the building up to take inventory, the employees start dying off, and the survivors must eventually find a way to escape with their lives! Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If this one does not scare you, you're already dead! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Full Movie on Hulu

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nerve Endings See more »

Filming Locations:

Bell, California, USA

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Budget:

$130,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At one point in pre-production, Tobe Hooper was originally set to direct. See more »

Goofs

The DVD box design lists Renee Estevez as Jennifer, when in fact Jennifer is played by Elizabeth Cox, and Renee Estevez plays Jennifer's co-worker, Linda. See more »

Quotes

Bill Roberts: I'm just crazy about this store.
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Referenced in Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) See more »

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9 October 2005 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Right at the end of the 80's, a horror decade ruled by violent slashers, comes one of the coolest independent productions ever unleashed upon us, gorehounds: Scott Spiegel's "Intruder". It looks like the most basic and primitive slasher ever made (the story can be summarized in one phrase, namely, a group of supermarket employees are all brutally murdered by an unidentified maniac) but if you observe "Intruder" more closely, you'll find plenty of peculiar aspects that proves that this film definitely outshines the majority of late 80's horror films. First and foremost, the names involved in the production. Sam Raimi (by then very famous already for his "Evil Dead" films) and Lawrence Bender helped realizing "Intruder" and, even though the budget possibilities were still very limited, their presence is an added value. Secondly, there's the truly ingenious camera-work! The film takes entirely place in a familiar setting – a local supermarket like every town has one – but all the different and innovating camera angles add an unexpected amount creativity and playfulness. But the obvious element to love is, of course, the very high level of nasty and unhinged gore. One by one, all the cast members are killed in the most repulsive ways imaginable, using typical supermarket-attributes like meat hooks and garbage chutes. The murders are graphically shown, so this film isn't for the faint-hearted, but there's also a large amount of pitch-black humor to enjoy, as well as shockingly unhappy ending! "Intruder" is a must-see for all you sick puppies out there, just make sure you purchase an uncut version!!


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