Intruders (2011) Detail:
Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Writers: Nicolás Casariego (screenplay), Jaime Marques (screenplay)
Stars: Clive Owen, Carice van Houten, Izán Corchero
Genres: Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
Intruders (2011) Overview:
Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate.
In England, Hollow Face creeps into the life of John Farrow, after Farrow’s beloved 12-year-old (birthday party is seen) daughter Mia is assaulted in their home. In Spain, Hollow Face creeps into the life of Luisa and her adolescent son Juan, after Juan is assaulted in their home. The line between the real and the imaginary blurs as fissures start to open within the family unit. It seems that no security measure can keep Hollow Face out.
I’m not normally a fan of scary movies but the inclusion of Clive Owen convinced me to give this film a look and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s cleverly constructed & wastes no time setting up the creepy atmosphere which lasts throughout. To some extent the storyline was predictable however the interesting ending left me more than satisfied. Here’s hoping they never make a sequel as it’s perfect as a one off experience.I love how this film took place in two different countries. I thought that was clever and I really enjoyed seeing what was happening from two different perspectives. I also think you have to be patient with the pacing of the story because it builds up.This is one of those films you watch and think you could have made it better if you did X and Y in place of A and B. If you have friends with whom you can sit around later and talk about how you would have approached the subject, it’s a great film.