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The Incubus (1982)
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In the small New England town of Galen, a young teenage boy claims he has dreams of young women being brutally raped and murdered. A doctor and the local sheriff discover that the boy's ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Sam Cordell
Hank Walden
Laura Kincaid
Helen Hughes ...
Agatha Galen
Erin Noble ...
Jenny Cordell (as Erin Flannery)
Duncan McIntosh ...
Tim Galen
Joe Prescott
Harry Ditson ...
Lt. Drivas
Mitch Martin ...
Mandy Pullman
Roy Seeley
Beverly Cooper ...
Pru Keaton
Brian Young ...
Charlie Prescott
Barbara Franklin ...
Mrs. Pullman
Wes Lee ...
Mr. Pullman
Neil Dainard ...
Ernie Barnes


In the small New England town of Galen, a young teenage boy claims he has dreams of young women being brutally raped and murdered. A doctor and the local sheriff discover that the boy's dreams are real and that a sinister occult might be behind the brutal murders. Written by

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27 August 1982 (USA)  »

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CAD 5,100,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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In the recital scene, the song "Vice Versa' is performed by a British band Samson, featuring future Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson (I)'. See more »


Features The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »


Lost and Found
Music by Cameron Hawkins, Martin Deller & Ben Mink
Lyrics by Cameron Hawkins
Performed by FM
from the FM album "City of Fear", courtesy of Passport Records, Inc.
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Surprisingly routine
25 November 2001 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie about three years ago on a defective rental tape, and I must say that I was shocked. I was shocked at how a film dealing with supernatural rape and mutilation can be so...conventional! Yes, you read it right. When the screen isn't gushing blood at regular intervals, the movie is actually a run-of-the-mill slasher-mystery, with stilted dialogue and unimaginative presentation (though the movie-theater sequence shows some flair). And talk about your surprise endings!

The acting is bland; even John Cassavetes (who I guess had some bills to pay that month) seems preoccupied. In fact, despite the aforementioned brutality, the production seems altogether too restrained. It's as if, despite the lurid subject matter, the filmmakers didn't want to make an exploitation picture--even though they can't make the material work on any other level. As a result, the more sensationalistic elements are balanced out by indifferent "human drama" involving a bunch of not-very-interesting characters. The occasional stabs at depth ("I don't WANT tenderness!") range from just plain ineffective to full-out laughable. But the final product (which cost more than you might think) isn't laughable, but merely mediocre. It did have potential, but instead it just sort

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