Intruder

Intruder

Director: Scott Spiegel

Cast: Renée Estevez, Elizabeth Cox, Dan Hicks

     
 

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Gory slasher mayhem from Evil Dead co-writer Scott Spiegel, 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 the film's resident maniac, who busily butchers the night crew using the tools of the trade (hooks, axes, knives, power tools and so on). The victimsSee more details below

Overview

Gory slasher mayhem from Evil Dead co-writer Scott Spiegel, 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 the film's resident maniac, who busily butchers the night crew using the tools of the trade (hooks, axes, knives, power tools and so on). The victims include Spiegel's pal and Evil Dead director Sam Raimi as the butcher-shop buffoon who meets a nasty end on a meathook; even Raimi's favorite lantern-jawed star Bruce Campbell puts in an eyeblink cameo as a brutish cop. Though the film sports some clever, audacious gore effects from KNB FX Group, most of this footage is absent from Paramount's home video print.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Gnarly and bloody hilarious, Scott Spiegel's low-budget slasher opus Intruder is just what the demented doctor ordered for gore fans and dedicated followers of the Evil Dead troupe of filmmakers. Shot for a measly 100,000 dollars, the film is considered a cult classic in most horror circles due to the infamous uncut print that made its rounds on the bootleg circuits for over a decade. Known mainly for the supporting roles of both Ted and Sam Raimi (along with a tidbit from Bruce Campbell at the end), Intruder explodes with their patented quirky humor but isn't afraid to get down and dirty with the nasty and inventive kills from future K.N.B. makeup effects head Greg Nicotero. Spiegel's directorial debut also displays a strong visceral style that's very much in the same vein as Raimi's early features and packed with crazy p.o.v. shots that spice up the action throughout the film. Additionally, the ensemble cast goes a long way with their quirky characters, and the grocery-store setting is an interesting touch that easily sets it apart from the rest of its slasher kin. Fans need not worry about hunting down the uncut version in various grey-market settings anymore, thanks to plenty of available copies overseas and finally an official U.S. DVD release from Wizard Entertainment in 2005.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/13/2011
UPC:
0654930313596
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
NR
Source:
Synapse Films
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
1:28:00
Sales rank:
25,249

Special Features

Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Scott Spiegel and Producer Lawrence Bender; Slashed Prices: The Making of Intruder - An All-New Featurette/Retrospective; Extended "Murder" Sequences from the Original Workprint; Outtakes from the Now-Lost Short Film, Night Crew; Original Cast Audition Footage; Behind-The-Scenes Still Gallery; Original Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Renée Estevez Linda
Elizabeth Cox Jennifer
Dan Hicks Bill
David Byrnes Craig
Sam Raimi Randy
Burr Steers Bub
Theodore Raimi Produce Joe
Alvy Moore Officer Dalton
Tom Lester Officer Mathews
Emil Sitka Mr. Abernathy
Bruce Campbell Officer Howard
Lawrence Bender Officer Adams
Scott Spiegel Bread Man
Gregory Nicotero Townie In Car
Steve Patino Customer #7
Mara Massey Love Bird #1
Eugene Robert Glazer Danny

Technical Credits
Scott Spiegel Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Fernando Arguelles Cinematographer
Debby Armand Screenwriter
Lawrence Bender Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Howard Berger Makeup
Charles Band Executive Producer
GSD'Arto Score Composer
Wendy Guidery Production Designer
Douglas Hessler Co-producer
K.N.B. EFX Group Makeup,Special Effects
Robert Kurtzman Makeup
Mara Massey Art Director
Gregory Nicotero Makeup
Dhamoo Punjabi Producer
Raam Punjabi Producer
Sodikin Cinematographer
King Wilder Editor
Eddie Ziv Asst. Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Intruder
1. Going Shopping [4:13]
2. Unwanted Customer [5:16]
3. Searching The Store [7:54]
4. Making Calls [11:58]
5. The Cops Arrive [9:05]
6. The Boss [6:34]
7. Close Call [6:44]
8. First Aid [6:16]
9. Hiding [7:58]
10. On The Run [8:59]
11. Final Stand [8:51]
12. Credits [3:37]

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