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Ray Russell (novel)
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Release Date:
27 August 1982 (USA) See more »
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In a small town, Roy Seeley and his girlfriend Mandy Pullman are camping by the lake. Out of the blue... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

John Cassavetes ... Sam Cordell

John Ireland ... Hank Walden

Kerrie Keane ... Laura Kincaid
Helen Hughes ... Agatha Galen

Erin Noble ... Jenny Cordell (as Erin Flannery)
Duncan McIntosh ... Tim Galen

Harvey Atkin ... Joe Prescott
Harry Ditson ... Lt. Drivas
Mitch Martin ... Mandy Pullman

Matt Birman ... 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
Jennifer Leak ... Deena Ferrin
Denise Fergusson ... Carolyn Davies
Jack Van Evera ... Matt Davies

Helene Udy ... Sally Harper (as Helen Udy)
Lisa Bunting ... Anita Barnes
Michelle Davros ... Jane Barnes (as Michele Davros)
Jefferson Mappin ... Clem
James Bearden ... Lacey
Alan Bridle ... Interrogator

Jude Beny ... Witch
Jeremy Hole ... Torturer #1
Brian Montague ... Swimmer
Dirk McLean ... The Incubus
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Aylmer ... Samson bass player (uncredited)

Bruce Dickinson ... Samson lead singer (uncredited)
Mary Pirie ... Marge (uncredited)
Paul Samson ... Samson guitarist (uncredited)

Directed by
John Hough 
Writing credits
Ray Russell (novel)

George Franklin (screenplay)

Produced by
Marc Boyman .... producer
John M. Eckert .... producer
Stephen J. Friedman .... executive producer (as Stephen Friedman)
Original Music by
Stanley Myers 
Cinematography by
Albert J. Dunk (director of photography)
Film Editing by
George Appleby 
Casting by
Deirdre Bowen (uncredited)
Clare Walker (uncredited)
Production Design by
Edwin Watkins  (as Ted Watkins)
Art Direction by
Elinor Fairless Hawksley 
Susan Longmire 
Set Decoration by
Hilton Rosemarin 
Makeup Department
James Kielev .... hair stylist
Katherine Southern .... makeup supervisor
Maureen Sweeney .... creator: incubus
Maureen Sweeney .... special effects makeup
Production Management
Mary Kahn .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louise Casselman .... assistant director
David Hood .... first assistant director
Robert Wertheimer .... assistant director
Art Department
Gord Casselman .... standby carpenter (as Gordon Casselman)
Dan Conley .... property master
Jaro Dick .... assistant set dresser
Tom Doherty .... assistant art director
Peter Grundy .... trainee art director
Willie Horst .... head painter
Robert James .... assistant set dresser
Joyce Liggett .... assistant set dresser
Jeff Meirovici .... trainee art director
Doug Shambrook .... assistant props
Paul Theodore .... head carpenter
Sound Department
David Appleby .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian French .... sound editor
David Lee .... sound recordist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Tim Roberts .... sound editor (as Timothy Roberts)
Shelley Smith .... assistant sound editor
Steve Switzer .... boom operator
Don White .... sound re-recording mixer (as Donald White)
Special Effects by
Colin Chilvers .... special effects director
Martin Malivoire .... special effects
Bob Wiggens .... special effects assistant
Hans Metz .... special effects (uncredited)
David Neil Trifunovich .... special effects on-set technician (uncredited)
Dwayne McLean .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Bolton .... rigging gaffer
Horst Ehricht .... still photographer
Howard Galbraith .... gaffer
Ron Gillham .... rigging grip
Jonathan Hackett .... key grip
Roy Irvine .... dolly grip
Jim Krauter .... assistant grip
Brian Montague .... best boy
Harald Ortenburger .... camera operator
Neil Seale .... first assistant camera
Kerry Smart .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erla Lank .... wardrobe supervisor
Mary E. McLeod .... wardrobe coordinator (as Mary McLeod)
Editorial Department
Micheal Furoy .... assistant editor (as Michael Furoy)
John Schofield .... assistant editor
Music Department
Geoffrey Foot .... music editor
Stanley Myers .... conductor
John Richards .... music recording engineer
Transportation Department
Stuart Hughes .... driver captain
Bill Jackson .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Anne Boyman .... special adviser
Simon Clery .... assistant locations
David Coatsworth .... location manager
Les Edwards .... designer: incubus
Jeremy Hole .... script consultant
Philippa King .... assistant: Mr. Eckert
Rosemary McCarty .... production accountant
Jean McDougall .... accounting assistant
Susan Murdoch .... production secretary
Heather Waese .... assistant: Mr. Boyman
Pat Whittingham .... unit publicist
Lisa Wilder .... script supervisor
Marion Gamble .... the producers wish to thank (as Mrs. Marion Gamble)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Incubus" - Canada (original title)
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93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Disturbing view of repulsive heterosexuality., 21 November 1998
Author: grift from Adelaide, Australia

John Hough's horror films are a mixed bunch, but this one is far more interesting than its horrendous critical reception would suggest. It is ostensibly a detective story of a small town policeman (John Cassavetes) investigating a series of unusually vicious rape homicides. Hough uses the structure to raise some provocative questions about penetration as violation. Sex and violence as one, forged and bonded in repression, resentment, sadism and envy.

The film is riddled with hints of the incestuous desire the protagonist has for his daughter. Hough thus plays with audience identification, seeking to implicate the viewer in a repulsive sexuality which, in a graphic morgue-table scene of a naked female cadaver, extends to incorporate necrophilia. The otherwise conventional plot is spiced up by a contemplation of p.o.v. as moderating aberrant sexuality. No wonder that critics and audiences found the film overly offensive and distasteful. Undeterred, Hough would treat similar themes in his equally maligned "American Gothic".

Graphic, contemplative and unrelenting in its bleakly oppressive visual style, this is a disturbing film experience: one of the more confrontational of taboo-breakers dealing with the always problematic theme of sexual homicide.

Intriguingly enough, the film has some elements in common with Wes Craven's "Deadly Blessing" released around the same time, and dealing with sex crime, isolated communities, deceptive innocence, female independence and role expectations, and the other-worldly demon, the Incubus.

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