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Intruder (1989)

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

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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:

Unnerving. Unrelenting. Diabolical. 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Paramount VHS video cover (along with various other video and DVD releases) and the film's trailers all reveal the identity of the killer, thus spoiling the film's dramatic tension. See more »

Goofs

When Joe's body is seen on the conveyor belt and then goes in reverse, the head falls off and rolls to the side. But in the long shot of him going back up, the head is still near the shoulders. See more »

Quotes

Bill Roberts: I couldn't let ANYONE get in the way... and... I guess I got a little carried away!
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References Transformations (1988) See more »

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"Cereal" Killer Supermarket
14 September 2006 | by ElijahCSkuggsSee all my reviews

From the makers of The Evil Dead we got a slasher flick that for some reason is kind of a hidden gem. Not many people have seen this movie. I personally bought an Uncut version off a grey market site for 5 bucks. I should add that it was worth it.

Story takes place in a supermarket which seems to only sell cereal...not really, but they like to shoot scenes down that isle. The workers are closing for the night and they just want to finish up and head home. Well that's a shame since there's a killer in the store and the workers start dropping like flies. That's pretty much how the story goes.

But the movie itself was done pretty damn well. You have a cast that was definitely into this movie. They tried to seriously pull it off. There's some dark humor, some great lighting effects and some really good gore effects. I unfortunately was a little disappointed in the amount of gore. I kept on hearing there was tons of it....there's really not that much. But there is enough to keep an average gore fan happy. The movie unfortunately was not scary, but don't dismay, the movie has a special charm, that will most likely keep you (horror fan) happy.

Bruce Campbell is in the movie for a total of about 2 minutes, so even though it says his name on the cover...don't buy/rent it because of him. Intruder is a pretty fun flick to watch. It definitely has more positives than negatives and is better than most slashers. If you're into slasher films, this is definitely one you should add to your collection.


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