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26 October 1966 (USA) See more »
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On a strange island inhabited by demons and spirits, a man battles the forces of evil. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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William Shatner ... Marc
Allyson Ames ... Kia
Eloise Hardt ... Amael
Robert Fortier ... Olin
Ann Atmar ... Arndis
Milos Milos ... Incubus
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Ashworth ... Monk (uncredited)
Forrest T. Butler ... Monk (uncredited)
Paolo Cossa ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Ted Mossman ... Monk (uncredited)

Directed by
Leslie Stevens 
 
Writing credits
Leslie Stevens (written by)

Produced by
Elaine Michea .... associate producer
Anthony M. Taylor .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dominic Frontiere 
 
Cinematography by
Conrad L. Hall  (as Conrad Hall)
William A. Fraker (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Richard K. Brockway 
 
Costume Design by
Forrest T. Butler 
 
Makeup Department
Fred B. Phillips .... makeup artist
Carolyn Brandt .... makeup artist: color footage (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maurice Vaccarino .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ted Mossman .... property master
 
Sound Department
Jay Ashworth .... location sound
Arthur Cornell .... sound editor (as Arthur J. Cornall)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jordan Cronenweth .... assistant camera
Norman C. McClay .... electrician
Charles Rosher Jr. .... camera operator
William A. Fraker .... camera operator (uncredited)
Ray Dennis Steckler .... camera operator (color footage) (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Verna Fields .... editor (color footage) (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Caper Jr. .... music editor
Dominic Frontiere .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Richard Margrave .... transportation
 
Other crew
Mary Chaffee .... continuity
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer: main titles
Mona Skager .... assistant: Mr. Stevens
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"Leslie Stevens' Incubus" - USA (complete title)
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78 min
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Trivia:
William Shatner grew up in Montreal, Canada, and probably because of this he keeps pronouncing certain Esperanto words as if they were like French. Listen for him saying "sen" (without) pronounced as if it were French "sans", or "sento" (feel) as if it were French "sentir" (to feel). For the record, Esperanto has no nasal vowel-sounds like French does.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: During the long fight between Kia and the goat, the shadow of the camera is clearly visible several different times.See more »
Quotes:
Marc:I see the heart of darkness... the universe unfolding... taking my breath, my blood, my life... down below, below, below...See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Blade: Trinity (2004)See more »

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44 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Ingmar Bergman Meets `The Outer Limits', 20 June 2003
Author: Eugene Kim (gene_kim@earthlink.net) from Arlington, Virginia, USA

It's tempting to jokingly call this the best William Shatner movie in Esperanto I've ever seen, but it deserves better than that - it's a delightfully weird low-budget horror film that might best be described as "Ingmar Bergman Meets `The Outer Limits.'" The reference to the 60s TV series is apt, since several of the creative forces from that show were behind this film: writer-director Leslie Stevens; future Oscar-winning cinematographer Conrad L. Hall, and composer Dominic Frontiere (although I suspect they simply borrowed his "Outer Limits" themes to score this film). In fact, "Incubus" looks, sounds and feels so much like an episode of the "The Outer Limits," there were times I half-expected it to fade to commercial; a flash of nudity reminds us this isn't a TV show.

In "Incubus," a seductive female demon - a succubus - named Kia becomes bored with luring morally corrupt men to their eternal doom and sets her sights on a virtuous soldier named Marc, played by a pre-"Star Trek" Shatner (who guest-starred in an "Outer Limits" episode titled "Cold Hands, Warm Heart"). The bucolic out-of-time setting reminds me of the medieval Sweden of Bergman's "The Seventh Seal," and Hall's black & white cinematography is starkly beautiful. The Esperanto dialogue lends an exotic flavor with its vaguely recognizable European word roots. It also dresses up dialogue that might have been too over-the-top in English (in his DVD commentary, Shatner can't help chuckling when Kia declares, "There are no heroes burning in the fires of Hell!"). I'm reminded of the old joke that a movie seems more "artistic" if it's in a foreign language with subtitles - I guess Esperanto, originally intended to be a universal language, effectively makes "Incubus" a "foreign film" to just about everyone.

Shatner, as the young, handsome, dashing hero, is unmistakably Shatner, even in Esperanto. Allyson Ames is frostily beautiful as the evil Kia, while Ann Atmar is sweetly vulnerable as Marc's sister, Arndis.

I don't mean to over-praise "Incubus." It's a very well done little film, comparable to the original "Carnival of Souls" - if you don't expect too much, you may be pleasantly surprised at how much there is. It's definitely worth a look.

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