Carahueca. Intruders, la novela

Tema de Hoy, 2011 | Hollowface


«A cleverly constructed chiller from Spanish screenwriters Nicolas Casariego y Jaime Marques that succeeds in creating a polished psychological drama that should sustain the appeal of Spanish scary movies in the global market.» Allan Hunter, Screendaily

«Cleverly built (…) goes beyond the simplicity of terror tales.» Ricardo Senabre, El Cultural

«More, much more than the book of the film ‘Intruders’, Carahueca is an unheard-of and stimulating experience in Spanish literature: it’s possible to write good genre fiction, too.» Tino Pertierra, Qué Leer

«A powerful novel, which moved me despite knowing the denouement. The humanity of its characters transcends their fears and our own.» Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, director of Intruders


(Hollowface) Seven-year-old Juan lives in Madrid. In his nightmares he is attacked by a faceless intruder, and his mother Luisa can do nothing to stop it. Meanwhile Mia, a twelve-year-old girl from London, reads to her classmates the mysterious story of a monster named Hollowface. Separated by thousands of miles but closely linked through fear, both families will have to face that the intruders are already inside their homes and won’t leave till they get what they want from their children. A horror fast-paced, dark, claustrophobic plot that reflects on the destructive power of guilt and fear.

This novel is the book version of his last screenplay, written together with Jaime Marques. The film was directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and starred Clive Owen.