An intense and deftly made psychological thriller, Netflix’s Intrusion follows a seemingly perfect and wholesome couple who move into a modern house in Corrales — located amidst the vast desert of New Mexico. The husband, Henry, is an architect and also the one who built the house himself. The wife Meera is a counselor and a cancer survivor, with cancer having rendered her infertile as well. Henry has been through thick and thin with Meera, supporting her even when she was at her debilitating worst. Now the couple seems to be in a much better place, with their fears about Meera’s cancer coming back nagging them every now and then. However, their happiness and peace are perturbed soon when one night after returning from a dinner date, they find signs of a break-in and ransacking at their home.
The burglars return a second time and the couples’ lives are put in imminent danger. However, they manage to survive thanks to Henry who uses a gun he had hidden inside a pot to shoot all the burglars down. However, the gun’s not the only secret Henry has been keeping from Meera. Increasingly suspicious of her husband, Meera begins investigating the supposed burglars and discovers that the true story entails much more than what she initially thought it does, with the mysterious disappearance of a girl that connects to the burglars. As the movie creeps into its denouement, we witness a nail-biting sequence with tension, thrills, and blood aplenty.
Throughout this competently made thriller, we see the gorgeous and sometimes beautifully haunting landscapes that the movie takes place in. If you found the locations used in the film appealed to you and made you wonder just where “Intrusion” was filmed, we breakdown all filming locations for this Netflix thriller.
Where is Intrusion Filmed — All Filming Locations
“Intrusion” is filmed in New Mexico, USA, where the story of the movie is also set. Utilizing indoors as well as outdoors, all the filming locations used for the movie are located within the state. New Mexico provides for some stunning landscapes and settings the likes of which have served as the backdrop for massive Hollywood films like Marvel’s Avengers (2012), Transformers, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. Popular TV series like Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul have prominently featured New Mexico’s deserts and locales as their chief backdrops. The scorching sun and sparsely populated stretches of dry land make for some of the best filming locations for films and television.
However, the striking landscapes are not the only contributing factor for New Mexico being the favorite place for filming for so many big studios. The state has also put in place several advantageous tax credits to encourage and flourish filming productions. It has produced massively profitable for the local economy as well. In the 2020-21 fiscal year alone, the direct economic output of the film projects that accessed the state’s tax credit was a staggering $854 million. “Intrusion” was filmed in New Mexico during the Covid-19 pandemic which also helped the local economy, including the sectors severely impacted by the pandemic. Let’s now delve into the specific locations where “Intrusion” was filmed.
Where is the House in Intrusion Located — All About the Modern House in Corrales, New Mexico
The married couple of Henry and Meera have moved from Boston to a new and huge house in a remote town in New Mexico called Corrales. Henry is an architect and has built the ultra-modern house himself. The real house where Intrusion is filmed is located in Corrales, near the Sandia Resort and Casino. The house was modified with some tweaks and touch-ups by the production design team, turning it into the modern house portrayed in the film.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Albuquerque served as one of the prime locations for the filming of “Intrusion”. The film takes place in New Mexico, in the middle of the desert with the house of Henry and Meera facing the picturesque mountain ranges. The remote and isolated place provides for the best possible setting for what the movie tries to convey. The couple’s house is massive and alone in a far-off remote place, which goes well with the themes of the seemingly perfect but actually lonely life of Meera. Henry’s support for her is kind of a facade to put up for the world, while he goes about his psychotic kidnappings and killings behind her back, keeping her in the dark regarding this huge and horrible secret.