Rear Window has had a clear and direct influence in the development of the film Intruders. Rear Window‘s pace and timing were key in adapting the comic Jacov into a live-action short film.
Signs is personally one of my favorite films. The film creates powerful tension throughout and proceeds to keep you at unease. This film was a great guide on how to great mood and tone – a fundamental aspect to the film Intruders.
Ju-on is a terrifying film. The original Japanese horror film is mysterious and haunting. It served as a great reference in creating tension in the more quiet chapters of the film.
Toshio Saeki, the small boy in the Ju-on film, was adapted into the film Intruders. Certainly a version of this character was. The notion of a ghost like presence in a abandoned home was key in the formation of the last chapter (Inspector).