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Intruder (1989)

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Reviews Counted: 1
Fresh: 1
Rotten: 0

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1989 Wide

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 2,559

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Movie Info

This claustrophobic thriller is set entirely in a small supermarket, whose owner is preparing to go out of business. This doesn't sit too well with one of the staff members, who busily butchers the night crew using the tools of the trade (hooks, axes, knives, power tools, and so on).

Rating:
R
Genre:
Horror
Directed By:
Written By:
Debby Armand
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On DVD:
Aug 9, 2005
Runtime:
Goldhil Video


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Critic Reviews for Intruder

All Critics (1) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (0) | DVD (10)

A hidden slasher gem that manages to make use of its single setting story.

Full Review… | June 5, 2012
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Intruder

Scott Spiegel is from the Raimi and Coen gang, obviously not as successful but in many ways he's just as talented behind the camera. Honestly, some of his compositions are amazing - I thought the same thing when I first saw Dusk till Dawn 2. The structure of Intruder is perfect, the story, gore, setting, everything, is just right for the genres. Somebody please give the man a bigger budget and let him do his thing! Classic horror films, this is a must!

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Anthony Lawrie

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½

If you've seen damn near every slasher movie, Intruder is a pleasantly solid entry in the genre. GREAT gore and kills.

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Ken Stachnik

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Scott Spiegel's Intruder is one of the 1980's last great Slasher flick that came out at the end of the decade. While many Slasher franchises were recycling ideas, and many countless ripoffs were filmed, Intruder is one of the better of the bunch. Of all the slashers that in the last years of the 80's, Intruder has got to be the most original, the most grotesque and overall the best of the decades most popular genre of horror. Intruder was directed by Scott Spiegel who previously worked with Sam Raimi on Evil Dead 2. Like I previously stated, Intruder is a great slasher film, and is one of final slasher greats of the 80's. The film boasts some very impressive kills scenes with plenty of blood and gore to appeal to the most die hard Slasher film fan. The key aspect of the film is the special effects, I personally think that these are some of the best special effects I've seen in a slasher film in quite some time. Like I said, the kills are great and will definitely appeal Slasher fans. There's also a good mix of suspense and humor in the films plot, and Scott Spiegel has crafted a solid Slasher film. Intruder is a fine Slasher film that signaled the end of 1980's slashers. The film is great, and if you've seen the countless early 80's Slashers, and want something refreshing, then this is a great film to watch. This is a definite Slasher classic that is a must see for every horror fan, and with great gore effects, and awesome kills; it really makes Intruder a film that separates itself from most Slashers. This film is an awesome experience for horror fans.

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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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½

I was actually quite surprised by how well-made Intruder turned out to be when I finally got around to watching it. In the back of my mind, I pictured a grainy 16mm movie with hardly any real actors, lots of gore and great ethusiasm. That's actually a nearly perfect description for the film (minus the 16mm part), but the difference is that these people know what they're doing. There's some great visual gags and moments, as well as a very nice score that's put to effective us. The gore and special effects are wonderful, courtesy of the KNB guys (before KNB was established). In particular, the band saw scene, which is the strongest effect in the entire film. The acting isn't amazing or anything, but it works in the context of what it is. I think it's rather original to set a horror movie entirely in a grocery store for the length of the film. I can't say whether or not that's a first, but it works well. There are several things about the movie that don't make sense, as there are plot holes abound, but it's effective nonetheless. Definitely a great slasher movie.

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Tim Salmons

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