Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Horror Review: Intruder (1989)

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

Don't let the poster fool you, Bruce Campbell only makes a cameo in this, as does Sam Raimi. BUT don't let that put you off, remember this film is made by the crew behind "Evil Dead". Also, yes Lawrence Bender of Reservoir Dogs/Pulp Fiction/From Dusk Till Dawn fame produced this, but remember this is before any of them films.

This is a one location film, set in a supermarket, it's closing time and an ex boyfriend of one of the staff turns up and causes trouble, After they lock the building up to take inventory, the employees start dying off and the staff soon realise what's happening and that's where all the magic happens.

By no account is this a blockbuster movie, it's your typically low budget 80's slasher movie, but is that a bad thing? no it isn't, you know within the first few minutes what you're in for and it is very enjoyable.

It's gore filled, with a fantastic script, great practical effects and the brilliant Ted Raimi in another of his kooky performances. I really enjoy this film and I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of 80's slashers.

To see the trailer for "Intruder" click here

Miscellaneous Facts About The Film:

  • The film was originally entitled "Night Crew: The Final Checkout", but distributors felt that the film would be more marketable if it was given a more generic slasher movie title. It was released as "Intruder".
  • The town where this film is set; Walnut Lake, Michigan, actually exists. Director Scott Spiegel, the Raimi brothers, and Bruce Campbell grew up in the Walnut Lake area.

  • Director Scott Spiegel cameos as the ill-fated bread man.
  • The film was shot in an actual grocery store in Bell, California during the evenings when the store was closed.

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