In 1975, actor-director-producer Chris (STANLEY, TWELVE O’ CLOCK HIGH) Robinson accepted an offer from his brother to make a film for $25,000 dollars – but he had to script, cast and begin shooting the film in a matter of weeks! Robinson gathered together a cast of veteran professionals on both sides of the camera with whom he had worked with on previous projects, and the result was THE INTRUDER, a bloody Agatha Christie-style mystery horror thriller starring Mickey Rooney, Yvonne De Carlo, Ted Cassidy and Chris Robinson (who also wrote, produced and directed). Never distributed theatrically in the 70s due to disagreements among the distributors, the only 35mm print of the film disappeared before it could debut on the home video market. Since the film’s elements were later found to be destroyed, it seemed this modest little chiller would never be seen or heard of. The film was never listed on any of its star’s filmographies, nor did it have an entry on imdb.com. The film was buried in the past until 2012, when film collector and Garagehouse Pictures owner, Harry Guerro, discovered the film among piles of rotting 35mm film prints in a desert storage facility. Chris Robinson, who had long since given up hope the film would ever be found, was stunned upon learning of its recovery and the film’s long-overdue release was planned.
Mickey (THE MANIPULATOR) Rooney, Yvonne (THE MUNSTERS) De Carlo, Ted (THE ADDAMS FAMILY) Cassidy and Chris (STANLEY) Robinson (who also wrote, produced and directed) star in a story of greed, murder and irrational madness. The lust for gold brings eleven visitors to a remote island retreat, but an unseen, seemingly unstoppable evil follows to stalk them one by one. The bodies don’t stop dropping until the final shattering conclusion. Who – or what – is the intruder? One thing is for certain: it will not stop until it kills them all.
Pre-dating the slasher movie craze that would become popular several years later, THE INTRUDER is a bloody Agatha Christie-style horror thriller with a body count that rivals FRIDAY THE 13TH and BAY OF BLOOD, with creepy photography by Jack (DERANGED, DEATHDREAM) McGowan.
Garagehouse Pictures is pleased to introduce Chris Robinson's never-before-released 1975 proto-slasher on Blu-ray, in a painstakingly restored High Definition transfer from the only 35mm film print in existence.
FEATURE SPECIFICATIONS AND EXTRAS
Transferred in 4K from the only 35mm film print
Sound digitally remastered from the original optical tracks
Presented in its original aspect ratio
Audio commentary with Chris Robinson
Archival interview with Chris Roinson
Garagehouse Pictures trailers
All new artwork by Stephen Romano
1975 / 87 mins. / Color / Mono / 1.85:1 / Not Rated
Blu-ray street date: 8/1/2017
Now available for pre-order through www.DiabolikDVD.com
ABOUT GARAGEHOUSE PICTURES
Since December 2015, Garagehouse Pictures has been dedicated to seeking out, restoring and preserving rare and lost horror and cult movies for release on Blu-ray. The more obscure and unknown the film is the better. Their first release was Paul Kyriazi’s missing 1984 martial arts comedy NINJA BUSTERS, followed by THE SATANIST, the lost Satanic sexploitation film from Zoltan G. Spencer. THE DISMEMBERED, a forgotten regional Philadelphia-shot horror comedy, was also recently uncovered and released for the first time ever. In addition to the endangered features, Garagehouse Pictures is also responsible for TRAILER TRAUMA, a popular series of three spectacular volumes (and counting!) of HD trailer compilations.