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27 August 1982 (USA) See more »
The Incubus. He is the Destroyer. See more »
In the small New England town of Galen, a young teenage boy claims he has dreams of young women being brutally raped and murdered... See more » | Add synopsis »
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If I had a uterus, it would really ache right now! See more (27 total) »


  (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)
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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Also Known As:
"Incubus" - Canada (original title)
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93 min
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The feature film debut for actress Kerrie Keane.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (V)See more »
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
If I had a uterus, it would really ache right now!, 13 December 2007
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Seriously, I can easily stomach a lot of on screen blood, gore and repulsiveness, but what really makes this film disturbing & uncomfortable to watch is how the doctor character keeps on rambling about the physical damage done to raped women. He, John Cassavetes of "Rosemary's Baby", talks about ruptured uterus, dry intercourse and massive loads of reddish (?) sperm like they are the most common little ailments in the world of medicine. That being said, "Incubus" is an ultimately STRANGE horror effort. It isn't necessarily awful – although it isn't very good, neither – but just plain weird. The muddled & incoherent script initially revolves on the hunt for a rapist-killer of flesh and blood (even though the title clearly suggests the involvement of a supernatural creature) and it never seems to stop introducing new characters. None of these characters, especially not the main ones, come across as sympathetic and for some never-explained reason they all seem to keep dark secrets. The aforementioned doctor has an odd interpretation of daughter-love and continuously behaves like he's a suspect himself, the town's sheriff (John Ireland) appears to be in a constant state of drunkenness and doesn't even seem to care about who keeps raping & killing the women in his district, the female reporter is even too weird for words and the Galens (an old witch and her grandson) are just plain spooky. All together they desperately try to solve the mystery of whom or what exactly is destroying the towns' women reproducing organs. The sequences building up towards the rapes & murders are admirably atmospheric and the vile acts themselves are bloody and unsettling. Basically these are very positive factors in a horror film, but the narrative structure is too incoherent and the characters are too unsympathetic for "Incubus" to be a really good film. Also, there are quite a few tedious parts to struggle yourself through (like footage of a Bruce Dickinson concert!) and the usually very reliable John Hough's direction is nearly unnoticeable. The final shot is effectively nightmarish, though. For me personally, "Incubus" was a bit of a disappointment, but there are still several enough reasons to recommend this odd piece of early 80's horror to open-minded genre fanatics.

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