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Despite attempts to keep his family and home safe, Hollow Face's continued pursuit forces Farrow to get more desperate to solve the mystery and save his family. Its not a horrid film as far as one that deals with spirits though Mia writing Hollow Face's story and her narration at times early on in the movie is a nice touch.
It does have some creepy elements to it thanks in part to director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) who directs the U.S. and especially the Spanish speaking parts quite well. Its not really a perfect movie by any means but Owen is especially good as the father and the rest of the cast is at least acceptable. **1/2 out of 4 stars.
"There's this crazy person killing people. Maybe it's because of some wrong done to crazy person in the past, or maybe he's just crazy. We don't really know and we don't think the audience has enough brains to care. All we wanna do is show him killing a lot of people in some bizarre and gruesome way. So that you can tell our killer from all the other psycho killers, we'll have some hook, like he rips out their spines or sews their lips together or eats their eyeballs. Grossing out the audience will distract them from the fact that our movie really has no plot at all. If we give you a reason or make some attempt to tie it all together in the end, it will be really lame or we'll throw in some "twist" because we all want to make the next "Sixth Sense." But either you'll see our twist will coming within the first fifteen minutes, or it will make absolutely no rational sense to anybody who's actually been paying attention. But we don't really care, because we have nothing original to say and we know it."
But "Intruders" is a cut above that formula. It's a restrained and genuinely creepy film.
It follows two families being terrorized by a faceless intruder. The children involved seem to be reading a story about the intruder -- or are they creating it? -- that reads like just another urban legends kids tell each other at sleepovers. But soon the parents are drawn into the terror.Read more ›
The opening scene of this movie casts a less serious mood than one would expect from an R-rated horror. Two children (one 12, one 8) living in different countries (England and Spain) are visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them. Each child has found a convincingly similar story about the faceless fiend. Quickly quelling this immature storytelling notion is the disturbing faceless imagery of "Hollowface," our spectral intruder.
The parents of each child have their own passed-down methods of alleviating their children's fears: nostalgic children's books, burning an effigy (a bit extreme if you ask me), closing your eyes and counting to five--none of them seem to work. Then some strange things start happening with the parents, too: a near death experience for Clive Owen's work buddy and Juan's mom has some issues finding credibility claiming demonic possession.
The children's childish(?) fears worsen toward mania and the parents have difficulty handling their terror. But what happens when the parents start seeing the same thing? Both children's parents adopt increasingly paranoid, but protective, behavior. The British family turns to the police, the Spanish family to the church; both fail to find credibility in the parents' story which, in their mind, is a case of the children's story "infecting" the parents. When efforts to help these families inexplicably fail, they are considered crazy and/or psychological explanations are forced upon them.Read more ›
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Intriguing movie, but not at the same level as the director's "Intacto" although still worth checking out. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Again, like many have stated I've enjoy Clive Owens as an actor, so I sat down on a rainy night and gave this flick a go. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. Bilby
I would write a better review but I cannot remember most of the plot so, being a forgettable movie, I gave it a two.Published 13 months ago by Steve42
Wow!. I just bought this movie on a whim and I'm so glad that I did. There was none of the T&A or lunatics running around wearing masks and beheading teenagers with an axe at... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Gary Gilfoy