Intruder (1988)

83m, 7482 feet
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
Dolby, English

An American horror film directed Scott Spiegel.

Plot Summary

The staff of a supermarket are facing the fact that they will soon all be out of work as the shop is due to be closed. The ex-boyfriend of check-out girl Jennifer turns up looking for trouble, but the remaining staff are soon being slaughtered by a mystery intruder as they worj through the night on a stock take.


Directed by: Scott Spiegel
© MCMLXXXVIII [1988] Phantom Productions
Phantom Productions presents
Produced by: Lawrence Bender
Co-producer: Douglas Hessler
Screenplay by: Scott Spiegel
Story by: Scott Spiegel, Lawrence Bender
Director of Photography: Fernando Argüelles
Edited by: King Wilder
[Production Sound] Mixer: Sara Oldfield
Costume Designer: Rena Eliashiv
Make-up/Hair: Beth Kaminsky
Special Make-up Effects: Greg Nicotero, Robert Kurtzman, Howard Berger
Special Effects Weapons & Special Effects Props: Steve Pantino, Sho-GLas Effects
Production Designer: Wendy Guidery

Elizabeth Cox (Jennifer [Ross])
Renee Estevez (Linda)
Danny Hicks (Bill [Roberts])
David Byrnes (Craig [Peterson])
Sam Raimi (Randy)
Eugene Glazer (Danny)
Billy Marti (Dave)
Burr Steers (Bub)
Craig Stark (Tim)
Ted Raimi (Produce Joe)
Alvy Moore (Officer Dalton)
Tom Lester (Officer Mathews)
Emil Sitka (Mr Abernathy)
Bruce Campbell (Officer Howard)
Lawrence Bender (Officer Adams)
Scott Spiegel (bread man)
Douglas Hessler (townie at door)
Greg Nicotero (townie in car)
Mike Jonascu [real name: Mike Ionascu] (customer #1)
James Hanson (customer #2)

Alternative Titles

Bloodnight – West Germany
El intruso – Argentina (video)
Intruso en la noche – Spain
Intruz – Poland
Nametljivac – Serbia
Narusitel – Czechoslovakia
Nerve Endings – working title
Night Crew – working title
Night Crew: The Final Checkout – USA (video)
Night of the Intruder – Germany (DVD)
Sto katofli tou tromou – Greece (video)
Szaleniec – Poland (video)
Terror Fora de Horas – Portugal
Terrore senza volto – Italy
Venganza sangrienta – Mexico
Violência e Terror – Brazil
Στο Κατώφλι του Τρόμου – Greece
Незваный гость – Russia

Extracts included in
Slashed Prices: The Making of Intruder (2011)
Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012)



  • Fangoria no.249 (January 2006) p.70 – DVD review (DVD dungeon by Michael Gingold)
  • Screen International no.651 (7 May 1988) p.33 – advertisement
  • Variety 12 April 1989 p.24 – credits, review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.434 – credits, review
  • The Films of the Eighties by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan p.285
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.255 – credits
  • Horror Films of the 1980s by John Kenneth Muir pp.744-745 – credits, synopsis, review
  • The Mammoth Book of Slasher Movies: An A-Z Guide to Over Sixty Years of Blood and Guts by Peter Normanton pp.276-278
  • The Pocket Essential Slasher Movies by Mark Whitehead pp.81-82