Now Playing Synopsis: A mysterious beast stalks innocent children in this thriller from Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. In the 1980s, Juan (Izan Corchero) is a young boy with an active imagination and a talent for writing stories. However, he is being terrorized by a strange creature that lurks in his room late at night and doesn't seem to have a face. Juan's mother Luisa (Pilar Lopez de Ayala) is skeptical at first, but comes to believe demonic forces are at work and asks a local priest (Daniel Bruehl) to chase the spirits out. However, it soon becomes obvious Satan is not the one to blame for the horrible visits. Three decades later, John (Clive Owen) and Susanna (Carice van Houten) are the parents of Mia (Ella Purnell), a 13-year-old girl. John is fiercely protective of his daughter, and when she's attacked in her room late one night, he's determined to find whoever or whatever is responsible. As it happens, Mia is being visited by Hollowface, a monster similar to the one who was stalking Juan, and he's just as difficult to frighten away. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's first directorial project after his commercial breakthrough with 28 Weeks Later, Intruders was an official selection at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Cast: Clive Owen, Carice van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Pilar López de Ayala, Ella Purnell Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: An agoraphobic father faces his greatest fear in order to protect his infant daughter from the same gang that brutally murdered his wife in this urban psychological thriller from first-time feature writer/director Ciaran Foy. When a gang of hooded thugs lay siege to Tommy Cowley's apartment, his pregnant wife suffers an agonizing death. In the aftermath of that trauma, Tommy (Aneurin Barnard) struggles to raise his infant daughter alone while suffering a crippling fear of the outside world. But as Tommy's therapist attempts to help him move past his debilitating agoraphobia, the hooded hooligans return, seemingly intent on taking his daughter as well. Desperate, Tommy reaches out to a local priest, who reveals that the ubiquitous assailants may not be human. Now, the fate of his newborn daughter hanging in the balance, Tommy, the Priest, and a mysterious blind child prepare prepares to brave the inner depths of a derelict apartment block known as the Citadel and confront the murderous devils who torment him every waking hour. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Aneurin Barnard, Amy Shiels, Wunmi Mosaku, James Cosmo, Jake Wilson, Arlowe Saunders, Matthew Workman Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
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