Well thanks are in order to Jake for pointing out this trailer to me today. He knows full well that I cannot resist a new horror film, let alone a new horror trailer! Have a gander at Intruders below:Vodpod videos no longer available.
Intruders looks kind of like your typical, straight up slasher: disguised man wants you dead, will kill anyone in front of him along the way. This is certainly not a bad thing. Quite the contrary, a good horror film can follow the slasher structure to a “T” and still be successful. Horror fans are a funny breed in that we can watch, what many could call, the same damn movie over and over again. But the familiar is what we often love about the genre! I for one love a good slasher, knowing that a new, annoying group of teens is about to get off’ed. The variety comes in the settings, the twists, the kills, and the killers (often time even the killer is the same, as I have re-watched dozens of Friday the 13ths dozens of times).
Here our twist seems to be in the form of the supernatural. Hard to get a good idea from the trailer, but for the most part, it looks pretty great! (Don’t look for it to get any higher than a 40% on Rotten Tomatoes, mind you) It will undoubtedly get a lot of first-glance comparisons to The Strangers, just from the title alone. I also found myself thinking of the Tooth Fairy for some reason while watching this (not the abomination starring The Rock, but the actual/fictional Tooth Fairy). Anyone else get that vibe? Weird…
Look for Intruders in limited release on March 30, 2012.