Intruders (Movie Review)

Intruders (Movie Review)

With a title like Intruders, audiences have a pretty good idea of where a movie will go. Some bad guys are going to break into a house; maybe they are there to hurt people, or perhaps they merely want money or other priceless artifacts. Generally, the story plays out with the homeowners trying to survive against the intruders, discovering a way to fight back and regain control of their home. However, sometimes a story surprises the viewer and gives them more than they expected with plenty of twists and turns along the way.

Still from Intruders
Still from Intruders

Director Adam Schindler (Kill Bill: Volume 2 2004, The Chumscrubber 2005) brings audiences an exciting Horror Thriller in his new film, Intruders (2016). His desire to create an original plotline with mind-scrambling twists is one all Horror connoisseurs share. Lati Grobman (Righteous Kill 2008, The Iceman 2012), Erik Olsen (House of Wax 2005, Orphan 2009), Jeff Rice (End of Watch 2012, Lone Survivor 2013), and Steven Schneider (Insidious 2010, The Visit 2015) produced this heart-thumping Thriller based off of a screenplay written by T.J. Cimfel (No Tell Motel 2012, V/H/S Viral 2014) and David White (V/H/S Viral 2014), bringing audiences a unique story that will surprise even the most jaded movie watcher. The score, composed by Frederik Wiedmann (Turning Point 2011, Hostel: Part 3 2011), helps to intensify the scenes throughout the film. However, what makes Intruders something special are the interesting, well-thought-out characters. The movie stars Beth Riesgraf (Leverage 2008, Complications 2015), Rory Culkin (Signs 2002, Scream 4 2011), Leticia Jimenez (The Loft 2014, Pitch Perfect 2 2015), Jack Kesy (8:46 2011, The Strain TV series), Joshua Mikel (We’re the Millers 2013, Last Shift 2014), Timothy T. Mckinney (It Got Out 2013, Kill or Be Killed 2015), and Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks TV series, This is the End 2013).

A uniquely fantastic Horror film, Intruders begins inside a beautiful house that hides way more than meets the eye. Anna (Riesgraf) has been taking care of her brother for the past year as he slowly dies from cancer. When the day finally comes when he is no longer with her, the pain is almost too much to bear. She seeks compassion in the arms of her local grocery delivery boy, Dan (Culkin), who has brought meals to her door for the past twelve months and has seen her through all the pain. He questions whether or not she will move after the funeral, but she ensures him that this is her home and she will never leave.

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Still from Intruders

On the day her brother is laid to rest, Anna stays home rather than go to the funeral as the situation is too much for her. It is then that intruders break in, expecting the house to be empty, but soon discover they are not alone and that Anna has been there the whole time. They question her on why she did not leave the house as soon as she heard them breaking in, or even call the police for help. Things only gets weirder from there. The intruders found more than they bargained for in this house. Will they get what they came for? Will the soon-to-be-discovered secrets of the house have them scared for their life?

Still from Intruders
Still from Intruders

As of March 1st Intruders is now available on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as On Demand. Die hard Horror fans should not hesitate to watch it! Invasions stories have been done time and time again, however, this one is sure to stand out among the rest. The story is original, full of twists and turns and loveable characters. Just when audiences think they have an idea of what is going on, another situation will be thrown at them. CrypticRock gives Intruders 5 out of 5 stars.

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