BySarah O'Connell, writer at

The home invasion sub-genre has been manifesting itself as a horror fan's wet dream over the last decade with features like Inside (2007), Strangers (2008) and You're Next (2013).

Adam Schindler's feature debut, Intruders (originally titled Shut In), is set to join that list and may be the final straw in compelling us to spend our life savings on a state-of-the-art home security system.

Intruders is about a woman named Anna who suffers from agoraphobia (the extreme or irrational fear of open or public places) so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don't realize is that agoraphobia is not her only issue.

Check out the new poster below; a neat tribute to Joss Whedon's Cabin in the Woods.

Adding the agoraphobia element to the plot makes confinement to the house a little more plausible and a hell of a lot more scary in a genre of movies that has us yelling at the screen for everyone to jump out a window.

Daily Dead critic said that the movie:

"...does a nice job of mixing things up a bit by taking a few familiar genre tropes and giving them a brutal twist."

While I'm happy that I have a few months left to feel safe in my own home, I'm also disappointed that I have to wait so long to see this movie... Intruders will be in theaters January 15, 2016 for our viewing pleasure.


What's your favorite home invasion horror?

Sources:, The Hollywood News, Rama's Screen, Daily Dead.


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