At the risk of restarting the favourite debate around here on what film is better, 28 Days Later or 28 Weeks Later – regulars around here will be well aware that I am in the Weeks camp – almost entirely due to the direction and intensity of Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. (see also: Intacto) While i’m less interested in him taking the helm at rebooting The Crow franchise, I have a treat today in the form of this latest film which has the stacked cast of Clive Owen, Daniel Bruehl, Kerry Fox and Carice van Houten. All exceptionally talented character actors who occasionally get star turns. The film is a supernatural thriller involving parents passing their own personal fears (demons if you will) down to their young children. Knowing Fresnadillo’s talent for atmosphere and visual flair, seeing him do an Exorcist type movie has me chomping at the bit. Intruders is now one of the most anticipated genre films of the year!
In Madrid, a young boy’s nightmares have led his mother to seek guidance from a priest. In London, a young girl’s nightmares have led her parents to consult a psychologist. Both are linked by visions of a sinister intruder in their homes with designs on the children.
The trailer is tucked under the seat.