(aka The Misleading Title)
Release Date: In Theaters now (limited)
Written by: Nicolas Casariego and Jaime Marques.
Directed by: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.
Starring: Clive Owen, Carice van Houten, Ella Purnell and Kerry Fox.
Being that this is Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's first trip behind a camera since his 2007 movie 28 Weeks Later, we expected him to have a little bit of ring rust.
He did, and it shows, but that's not to say that Intruders is a bad movie... it's just far more average of a flick than we'd hoped it would be.
|He's in for it.|
Mia's tough guy Dad fights Hollowface off one night while he's trying to steal her face. No one believes either of them, because faceless creepers aren't something that most people find living in the closet. Everyone thinks Juan is crazy too. So yeah, it's one of those movies.
|"Oh hey, I uh, just want to borrow a cup of sugar... or your daughter's face!"|
Together, Mia and her Dad have to figure out a way to fight of Hollowface, and convince everyone else int he world that neither of them are delusional. Then there's little Juan over in Spain, how does he fit into this, and what exactly is the connection between he and Mia? Are there multiple creepers messing with different kids all around the world, or is Hollowface just one creeper with magical teleportation powers?
|That's just a coat. Maybe they are crazy.|
Pretty little Ella Purnell stole the show in this one She's only 15, but she's already a hell of a little actress. We're also big fans of Clive Owen around here. Sure, sometimes he just shows up in a movie and does nothing but be Clive Owen, but at least he's engaging. Finally, we have to give some love to Carice van Houten; she was good in this, but she's playing a hell of a role over on HBO's Game of Thrones, and it really shouldn't be missed.
|Clive Owen is doing his best Clive Owen face in this scene.|
Also, Hollowface was a creepy and visually impressive villain, it's just a shame that he wasn't allowed to do some more damage in the movie. It felt as if he, as a great concept, was basically wasted. Being that the film focused on a small group of characters and had limited parameters to operate within, Hollowface really couldn't do as much as we would have liked him to.
|That's fairly disturbing.|
|She is no prude.|