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The Incubus (1982)

Incubus (original title)
In a small town, Roy Seeley and his girlfriend Mandy Pullman are camping by the lake. Out of the blue, they are attacked and Roy is murdered while Mandy is violently raped. Dr. Sam Cordell ... See full summary »

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Hank Walden
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Laura Kincaid
Helen Hughes ...
Agatha Galen
Erin Noble ...
Jenny Cordell (as Erin Flannery)
Duncan McIntosh ...
Tim Galen
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Joe Prescott
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Lt. Drivas
Mitch Martin ...
Mandy Pullman
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Roy Seeley
Beverly Cooper ...
Pru Keaton (as Beverley Cooper)
Brian Young ...
Charlie Prescott
Barbara Franklin ...
Mrs. Pullman
Wes Lee ...
Mr. Pullman
Neil Dainard ...
Ernie Barnes
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In a small town, Roy Seeley and his girlfriend Mandy Pullman are camping by the lake. Out of the blue, they are attacked and Roy is murdered while Mandy is violently raped. Dr. Sam Cordell is impressed with the violence and realizes that Mandy has had the uterus ruptured. Then the librarian Carolyn Davies is also violently raped and murdered. Lieutenant Drivas believes that the women have been raped by a gang while Sam and Sheriff Hank Walden believe that only one man did. The snoopy reporter Laura Kincaid is always interfering with the investigation and Sam has a love affair with her. Meanwhile the young Tim Galen, who dates Sam's daughter Jenny Cordell, discloses that he has premonitory visions of the deaths, but his grandmother Agatha Galen tries to convince him that he has nothing to do with the murders. But when Jenny learns about his dreams, she summons her father, Laura and they discover a supernatural secret about the Galen's family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The dreams. The nightmares. The desires. The fears. The mystery. The revelation. The warning: He is the destroyer. See more »

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27 August 1982 (USA)  »

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CAD 5,100,000 (estimated)
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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 »

Goofs

The man attacked in the barn accidently shoots his foot off, leaving a bloody stump. In the next scene where he is thrown through the window, he is wearing both boots. See more »

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References The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Surface to Air
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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moody disturbing horror, very underrated!
8 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

Shocking, well-made chiller is an undervalued tale of atrocious murder and evil forces.

Small town doctor tries to discover who, or what, is committing a series of violent sexual murders.

Incubus is a tight mystery, with some horrific murder sequences, that builds to an off-beat and eerie climatic twist. The murder scenes are intense and gory, so this isn't a film for the squeamish! The direction of John Hough, along with a bizarre music score, combine to create a dark atmosphere of dread that runs through out the film. It also carries a kind of Gothic vibe as well. Nice filming locations and some stylish camera work also highlight.

The cast isn't bad either. The great John Cassavetes does a solid performance as the new doctor in town. Also good are the performances of Kerrie Keane as the local reporter, Helen Hughes as the town historian, and Duncan McIntosh as a tormented psychic teen.

All around Incubus is a forgotten horror film that needs to be re-discovered and re-evaluated.

*** out of ****


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