Intruders – Out Now on DVD and Blu-ray

From the classy intro of storm clouds, ghost stories, whispered Spanish and a cat called ‘Meow’, it is clear we are in the realm of the continental horror. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s (best known for directing duties on 2007’s fantastic 28 Weeks LaterIntruders has a neat narrative format in that the events take place both in Spain and in London, the action shifting from country to country as required.

As much a psychological thriller as a traditional horror, the film benefits from solid performances from Clive Owen and Carice van Houten, as the concerned parents of Mia (Ella Purnell) a 14 year old who is targeted by vengeful figure Hollowface.

Better than many have suggested, the film, while unlikely to produce nightmares, is a reasonable attempt to capture some of the foreboding power of The Orphanage and the like.

This review also appears in the latest issue of Clash Magazine

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