INTRUDERS (2015) Reviews and overview

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Intruders is a 2015 American home invasion horror-thriller feature film directed by Adam Schindler (co-writer and producer of Delivery: The Beast Within) from a screenplay written by T.J. Cimfel (No Tell MotelV/H/S: Viral – “Vicious Circles”) and (V/H/S: Viral – “Vicious Circles”).

The movie stars Beth Riesgraf, Martin Starr (Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead), Rory Culkin, Leticia Jimenez, Jack Kesy, Timothy T. McKinney and Joshua Mikel.


Anna (Beth Riesgraf) suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don’t realise is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis…


” …Intruders works well enough most of the time, and while it isn’t an overly violent home invasion film (though it does have its share of bloodshed), it’s tense in all the right places.” 2,500 Movies Challenge

“Despite an invitation to switch over to slasher mode, Schindler keeps his cool (displaying encouraging creativity with his limited budget), preferring to sneak up on audiences with the unexpected, and most of these surprises genuinely work, securing passable motivations for brutality. “Intruders” doesn’t provide a pounding viewing experience, but it’s sharp where it counts…”

“The story eventually unfolding here is rather more convoluted than necessary, except for the desire to provide Anna’s mayhem with moral justification. It isn’t needed, assuming you agree that if you invade someone’s home, your right to life is immediately severely curtailed. You’re Next was better in this area…” Girls with Guns

“The film sheds at a rapid pace, but also takes the time to let its scary atmosphere fill the negative space around its story. Toronto After Dark is using films like Panic Room and You’re Next to describe Schindler’s Shut In, but this powerful thriller is very much in a league of its own.” Wylie Writes


Cast and characters:

Rory Culkin … Dan Cooper
Leticia Jimenez … Charlotte
Jack Kesy … J.P. Henson
Timothy McKinney … Conrad (as Timothy T. McKinney)
Joshua Mikel … Vance
Beth Riesgraf … Anna Rook
Tommy Sklavos … James Spencer
Martin Starr … Perry Cuttner

Filming locations:

Shreveport, Louisiana




Intruders was released theatrically and on VOD in the US by Momentum Pictures, an E1 company, on January 15, 2016.

Working title:

Shut In.


Not to be confused with the 2015 film The Intruders directed by Adam Massey, or the 2011 film Intruders starring Clive Owen.


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