Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s Intruders


I cannot and will not stop beating the 28 Weeks Later drum. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo follow up to Danny Boyle’s gritty outbreak/zombie film is one of the more visceral and adrenaline pumping nightmares to come along in ages. We do not often drop casting news stories around here (we prefer to wait for the more immediate look, such as a One Sheet or Trailer), but I will make an exception for Mr. Fresnadillo. Clive Owen and the underrated Daniel Brühl (Goodbye Lenin, Inglourious Basterds) head up the cast for the English language genre-film that is being produced in Spain (which should be noted is one of the current meccas for quality genre cinema).

The film involves a young girl who has to confront her childhood demons. I do not know how literal this will be, but you can likely expect stylish and visceral filmmaking, a specialty from this director, whose debut feature, Intacto, may be short on making sense, but is incredible on a scene-to-scene basis.

Kurt Halfyard
Resident culture snob.