Monday, November 17, 2014

Intruder (1989)

Director: Scott Spiegel

Writers: Lawrence Bender, Scott Spiegel

Composer: Basil Poledouris

Starring: Elizabeth Cox, Renee Estevez, Dan Hicks, David Byrnes, Sam Raimi, Eugene Robert Glazer, Billy Marti, Burr Steers, Craig Stark, Ted Raimi, Alvy Moore, Tom Lester, Emil Sitka, Bruce Campbell, Lawrence Bender, Scott Spiegel

More info: IMDb

Tagline: A new dimension in terror.

Plot: The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.

Will I watch it again? Yeah.

For a low budget horror flick this is pretty damn good and for a first time feature director, it's pretty damn good.  It's pretty fun even if it's a little overlong.  The thing that gets old, and fast, is the director's constant use of unusual angles and shots.  Every single one is cool and I really dug them but there are so many that it starts to get in the way early on.  Spiegel is a long time friend of Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell going all the way back to their start in the business so you can see where the influence came from.  The kills are great and there's lots of blood but sadly there's no nudity, not that it hurts this picture.  One thing I really dug were the cameos by the Sam & Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell and especially Alvy Moore and Tom Lester who I loved in the 60s TV show GREEN ACRES.  Fans of 80s slasher films need to add this one to the top of the list.  It's creative, good and fun.  I can't think of a movie that has ever gotten more use out of the solitary location of a grocery store.  Oh, and the ending?  FUCKING AWESOME!!!  You don't see endings like this hardly ever.

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