Starring: Clive Owen, Carice van Houten
Supernatural chillers from Spain are becoming nearly as unavoidable as procedural thrillers from Scandinavia.
The puzzle of Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's film is how its dual stories will link up. The first, in Madrid, concerns the nightmares of a young boy (Izá* Corchero), who fears being snatched away by a hooded intruder he calls Hollowface. The second, in London, concerns a young girl (Ella Purnell) who appears to be plagued by exactly the same visions, much to the dismay of her father (Clive Owen). Intruders taps into primal fears of both parents (how do I protect my child?) and children (what horror lurks under the bed?), but its impact is somewhat muffled by the wavering between these two poles. The scares just aren't that scary, and Owen merely reprises his impersonation of a man in the throes of a catastrophic breakdown.
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
- 2 Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'
- 3 Daily Show's Jon Stewart destroys Fox News for its Ferguson coverage
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 Botched ice bucket challenge leaves man critically injured after plane drops hundreds of gallons of water
Great British Bake Off 2014: Diana Beard quits after falling ill
Nicki Minaj suffers wardrobe malfunction during MTV VMAs performance with Ariana Grande and Jessie J
Homer Simpson takes the ALS ice bucket challenge because of course he does
Friends reunion: Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox perform mini sketch on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Great British Bake Off embroiled in Baked Alaska 'sabotage' scandal
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
- < Previous
- Next >