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With the pandemic in the second wave, we figured we’d venture inside a location people are frequenting less and less of late: the grocery store. Intruder is a terrific 1989 slasher, and one of two movies we know about with such a setting (the other being, The Mist).
Much like The Burning and Burnt Offerings it’s very very criminally underrated.
We get the Raimi brothers, Ted and Sam, plus the iconic chin himself Bruce Campbell in a small role. But there are no small roles, only large chins.
Intruder takes liberties with the conventional slasher format, and is incredibly fun and silly with loads of great kills. So many, in fact, we could’ve easily included some in the sequel to our book, Death by Umbrella! The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons (pick up a copy and support the show if you like what you are hearing).
So…clean up in aisle six. Let’s do this, shall we?
On this episode, the grocery store as a setting for horror, our experience writing about the grocery space in journalism, working in grocery, the Evil Dead films, red herrings, trick endings, and of course, lots and lots of gore.