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Intruder (2008)

Not Rated | | Horror | 22 October 2008 (USA)
When Andrew and his disturbed girlfriend, Lila, travel to a secluded estate for a weekend getaway, they fall into the clutches of a predatory murderer who stalks the dark forest near the ... See full summary »

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Gregory Caiafa

Writer:

Gregory Caiafa (screenwriter)
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Christena Doggrell Christena Doggrell ... Lila Red
Alexandra Grossi ... Dr. Olga Carey
Jack Reiling Jack Reiling ... Andrew Carpenter
Arda Itez Arda Itez ... Dr. Helen Price
Rob Ryan Rob Ryan ... Harry
Gary Ferrar Gary Ferrar ... Benjamin
Michelle Van Schyndel Michelle Van Schyndel ... Lila's Friend
Ryan Merrigan Ryan Merrigan ... The Intruder
Anthony J. Gallo ... Sheriff Matthew Cordell (as Anthony Gallo)
Therese Plaehn ... Ginger
Gillian Wiggin Gillian Wiggin ... Susan White
Lauren Rosenberg Lauren Rosenberg ... Susan's Daughter
Vera Chow Vera Chow ... Prologue Victim
Mariana Cardenas ... Prologue Victim
Danny Wildman Danny Wildman ... Prologue Victim
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When Andrew and his disturbed girlfriend, Lila, travel to a secluded estate for a weekend getaway, they fall into the clutches of a predatory murderer who stalks the dark forest near the house. On Halloween night, the town of Hobb's Ferry finds itself at the mercy of the Intruder, a bloodthirsty clown, whose depraved tricks push Lila to the brink of madness. Written by Anonymous

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The things that frighten Lila Red, aren't only in her head.

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Horror

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Not Rated

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Amateur hour, but -
21 December 2009 | by harperken80See all my reviews

This movie's WAY too smart for its own good. The basic story involves a mentally disturbed young woman and her companion being terrorized by a brutal predator on Halloween Night. Plot-wise it's "been there, done that". Unlike the original – superior – Spiegel film from '89 (which this is not in any way a remake of), the director is clearly trying to put a good deal of depth into this film (next time, let's have a little less character development and more decapitations, ce va?)

To give credit where it's due, there's a solid amount of craft involved here. The director has a good visual style, and the performances are strong (unlike most low-budget slashers). There are some solid suspense scenes, and a decent amount of gore and nudity (more of the former than the latter). There's also a sex-murder scene that is one of the more stylish and effective I've seen in recent memory (and includes a shot you would only expect to see in a gore-porn film).

The film never really transcends its budget. The fx are mostly (reasonably effective) flash cuts, and a few of the shots don't match (particularly in the first act). The sound design stands out as quite strong, but some of the elements are tinny and distractingly under-recorded.

Still, Intruder will hold novelty if you're into atmospheric horror on a budget. The principals are talented people, and I get the impression that novice filmmaker Caiafa probably has a really good film in him (he comes across as intelligent in the informative DVD director's commentary). It moves at a gazelle's pace (the 85 min running time felt like a half hour), and has a few superb scenes. But as far as killer clown exploitation goes, I'll take my blood and guts without the side of drama, thank you very much!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Copake, New York, USA

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$25,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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