Retro Trailer: "Intruder" (1989)
Over the weekend, I stumbled across the 80's slasher flick "Intruder" in my Netflix Instant Queue, and I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised. The film, which was written and directed by Scott Spiegel, co-writer of "Evil Dead 2", is set entirely in a local supermarket. In the opening sequence, the ex-boyfriend of one of the checkout girls, Jennifer (Elizabeth Cox), shows up at closing, starts a fight and is kicked out. One by one, members of the crew are stalked and brutally murdered. Even though it's pretty much a textbook slasher flick with all of the usual cliched characters, it makes up for it with fun camera shots, interesting kills (death by buzz saw, anyone?), and a sense of humor. We are also treated to both Sam and Ted Raimi on screen as well as a cameo by Bruce Campbell as a cop. If you are a fan of 80's slasher flicks, it's definitely worth a look.