The Intruders (2015)

Director: Adam Massey
Writer: Jason Juravic
Stars: Miranda Cosgrove, Donal Logue, Austin Butler

This will probably be a fairly short review when compared to some others of mine. There really isn’t much to say about this one unfortunately other than that this is a very formulaic by the numbers been-done-a-thousand-times thriller. All terribly predictable.

We start off in typical fashion of late seeing some poor soul being tied up and murdered in a basement. We then see father and daughter (Logue & Cosgrove) moving into said house (did I say it was predictable already?) after a family tragedy. Dad is trying his best to juggle work, daughter and the house renovation while Rose (Cosgrove) is suffering from issues regarding the tragedy. Naturally this also causes tension between father and daughter.

Cue hunky local tradesman Noah (Butler) to help her out of her blues, who has been employed to help with the renovations to the mystery house. But strange things are afoot with the creepy neighbour opposite them. He was a suspect in a missing girl case and Rose notices that things may not be what they seem with his daughter. Then things start moving around the house without explanation, further sending Roses mental state spiraling. Is it all in her head or is there something more sinister going on? Do we even care anyway?

Production values are reasonable for this kind of rubbish but the sound editing is truly atrocious. This really is college study stuff and is not acceptable in this day and age with any kind of reasonable budget. Acting is reasonable if not stellar while the script is very weak. Overall you’ve seen it all before, and seen it done much better. Predictable lazy rubbish. One to miss and forget.


The Sage’s Rating: 4/10

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