A trio of robbers enter a house only to discover that the agoraphobic owner is still home – and has a very interesting security system. Intruders has an excellent setup, surprising amounts of character development, a fun and creative set, and functions almost like a haunted house film. Just what ghosts are hiding under all the clutter – and what’s in the basement? The characters were well cast and gave strong performances all around. Especially notable was Beth Reisgraf as Anna, whose silence spoke volumes.
All that being said, the conclusion fell flat towards the end – it just wasn’t creative enough to match the excellent setup.
Intruders is an intriguing watch almost until the ending, which could have used an additional draft or two. It tries, hits most of the marks, and has some interesting things to say. Give it a watch.