Thursday, October 30, 2014

Intruder

 Intruder
(1989)***1/2

Every year I pick up a film I've never heard of at Rock n Shock. Usually it's some no budget Indy that I hope will be surprisingly good but is usually excruciatingly horrible. This year was tough, the prices were higher than usual on almost everything. I mean I don't mind parting with $10 on the off chance I might find some amazing new discovery but asking $15 or $20 is pushing it. So I had my eye on a film called Nosepicker but I wasn't willing to pay more than $10 for it, so no luck. Then I found the $10 booth but nothing was catching my eye until I spotted 2 familiar names, Sam Raimi & Bruce Campbell. A 1989 Campbell/Raimi flick I never heard of, how could this be? Sold!


Jennifer is a cashier and overnight stocker at a local grocery store. One night and ex boyfriend of hers, who has just been released from prison, shows up at closing time and starts trouble. Soon after, the overnight crew is being stalked and picked off one by one in some creative and goretastic manners (see above). 

A very young Sam Raimi
A late 80's slasher in all its glory. Sam Raimi actually stars in it rather than directing and Bruce Campbell had about a 30 second role at the end, but nevertheless it was a fun film. From the bean counter boss to the geeky guy who listened to the same song on his Walkman for over an hour, add some cheesy fx and amateur acting, a couple of big name cameos and by joe we have a film!

8 comments:

JPX said...

That's what I love about Horrorthon, the discovery! How is it no one has heard about this film or seen it up to now? We are ten years into this little contest yet we are still finding things from decades past. This sounds like a nifty little find!

Octopunk said...

What he said!

Is that a bandsaw-to-the-head death? Ewww! I hope the blade's fresh.

AC said...

Such a good, gory discovery! So, no nosepicker this year?

Catfreeek said...

Nope, too expensive.

Landshark said...

Great find. I often find myself bumping up old 80s slashers an extra half star just for existing.

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Let's all pitch in and buy Nosepicker for Catfreeek next year. My imagination is running wild on that one...

Catfreeek said...

Ha! You buy it and I'll watch it.

DCD said...

That gif is really gnarly.