Directed by: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Starring: Clive Owen, Ella Purnell
MPAA Rating: R
Distributed by: Millennium Entertainment
Release Date: July 17, 2012
Running Time: 100 minutes
Film: 3 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2 out of 5 stars
“Intruders” has a lot of positive backing it, like its stars Clive Oven, a kick-ass cover and is directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“28 Weeks Later”), but it falls through on the overall delivery. Intruders” starts off really really good and sets up some fantastic suspense and even a few great spooks. Unfortunately, the closing of the film is rushed and ends up disappointing. I need to commend Fresnadillo, since he is a fine director and I can’t wait to see how he handles the upcoming “Highlander” reboot. If you are looking for a decent but not perfect horror film, you can check this out. I could though see the character Hollow Face becoming a horror icon.
This chilling story follows two different stories with children living in different countries, who are each visited nightly by a faceless monster known as Hollow Face. While lurking in the corner, Hollow Face wait to take them from their parents. John Farrow (Clive Owen) seeks a way to protect his daughter Mia (Ella Purnell), of course nobody else can see Hollow Face and the line between the real and the imaginary begin to blurs as the two stories intertwine.
Even though the film is a big of let down, “Intruders” features really sharp 1080p transfer but the star of the film is the audio track. The film includes an amazing Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless track, which works really well with the score and the typical horror shrieks and jumps. Now back to disappointments, since the special features are lacking. There is a short featurette, running just over seven minutes, which features cast and crew interviews. Lastly there is a Behind-the-Scenes look at the production with a lot of on-set footage, which was the best part.