Intruders is a new mystery/suspense film that revolves around the story of two families who seems to have a connection when strange apparitions start happening in their lives. Intruders is directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and will be released in theaters on March 30th 2012. Let’s take a look at some early news on this new suspense film entitled: Intruders.
Early News On The Movie Intruders
“This unusual, beguiling ghost story is almost as hard to see as its titular spook, getting a very limited cinema release. It’s a story of parallel hauntings in England and Spain, and the Spanish scenes are (horror of horrors!) subtitled. Perhaps the distributors feared that the “foreign” bits would deter the stereotyped multiplex crowd.
A little Spanish boy and a 12 year-old English girl, both with vivid imaginations, are similarly menaced by a lurker in their bedroom shadows: a no-faced figure in a hood, dubbed Hollowface. Harry Potter fans will quickly think of the Dementors. Intruders has many such familiar elements (this is basically a “monster in the closet” story). However, it’s not a problem; the film uses its archetypes wisely, and never glibly.
Clive Owen plays the English girl’s dad; nonplussed about his girl growing out of teddy bears, he’s reassured that she still has childish terrors. (The film would make a strong double-bill with last year’s non-supernatural drama Trust, where Owen played a father whose daughter fell victim to a molester.)Intruders’ storybook trappings and parent/child threads link the film to Spanish offerings like Pan’s Labyrinth and The Orphanage.
There’s a twist which may throw out some viewers – not least because of the actor involved – but it doesn’t diminish the film’s achievements, which include a “dark and stormy night” prologue which could have been a great short film by itself, and a lyrical final image.”
The original article can be viewed at SFX
The London Evening Standard also gave an early review on the movie, Intruders:
Intruders: A Mystery Parallel Tale Starring Clive Owen
“The bogeyman in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s nightmarish horror film is called Hollowface. He terrifies two children at night. One is a small boy in Spain, the other an 11-year-old girl in a London suburb. They don’t know each other but they each insist Hollowface is coming to get them even though their parents tell them he’s just a dream.
The film is partly in Spanish and partly in English, with Clive Owen as the girl’s anxious father. “You know Hollowface doesn’t exist,” he says. “Yes,” says his daughter, “but he thinks he does!” There’s no effective answer to that.
Izán Corchero and Ella Purnell play the children naturally, and in telling his parallel tales Fresnadillo creates and sustains a vaguely threatening atmosphere. His story, however, doubles back on itself too often and it’s only at the end that it develops its real kick.
Owen’s anxious father is a sturdy performance and there are good cameos from Kerry Fox and the great Spanish veteran Héctor Alterio. But the film, though well made and acted, hasn’t the power of something like The Others.”
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