Intruders tells the parallel tale of two families whose lives are thrown off track by menacing apparitions: in Spain, a mother protects her son from a faceless stranger; meanwhile, in the UK, a young girl has terrifying dreams of Hollowface, a demon who becomes a real danger to the girl and her family. According to Fresnadillo, the film “reflects my love of the darkest visual universe, of the demons buried in our unconscious”. But more than a simple tale of supernatural horror, Intruders is an intense psychological drama taking the family as its central theme. –San Sebastián International Film Festival
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (born 5 December 1967) is a Spanish film director, script writer, and producer. He directed Intacto and 28 Weeks Later, the sequel to Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later. His film Esposados was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 1996. Fresnadillo was born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands. In 1985, Fresnadillo moved to Madrid.
He started out in photography and cinema studies and then began his career in short films. In 1987, he set up a production company, which produced several short films and commercials. Fresnadillo went on to become a production assistant for Gustavo Fuertes’ short film El juicio final (1991) (US title The Final Judgement 1991).
In 1996, he had his debut with the black-and-white short film Esposados (US title: Linked), for which he was also the executive producer. The black comedy tells the story of a couple who are constantly fighting over money; when they find themselves winning the Christmas lottery… read more
Reminded me in some ways of The Tall Man, a too-clever for its own good experiment by someone who was clearly a fan of the genre, with a few individual scenes that were particularly effective, but a whole that doesn't quite coalesce on the screen in the way it must have in its writer-director's head.