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Release Date:
27 August 1982 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Incubus. He is the Destroyer. See more »
Plot:
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) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

John Cassavetes ... Dr. 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
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
Lisa Bunting ... Anita Barnes
Michelle Davros ... Jane Barnes
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
(in alphabetical order)
George Franklin 
Ray Russell  novel

Produced by
Marc Boyman .... producer
John M. Eckert .... producer
Stephen J. Friedman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Stanley Myers 
 
Cinematography by
Albert J. Dunk 
 
Film Editing by
George Appleby 
 
Casting by
Deirdre Bowen 
Clare Walker 
 
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
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louise Casselman .... second assistant director
David Hood .... first assistant director
Robert Wertheimer .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Dan Conley .... property master
 
Sound Department
David Appleby .... sound re-recording mixer
David Lee .... sound recordist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Tim Roberts .... sound editor (as Timothy Roberts)
Don White .... sound re-recording mixer
 
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)
 
Stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Horst Ehricht .... still photographer
Howard Galbraith .... gaffer
Jonathan Hackett .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erla Lank .... wardrobe supervisor
Mary E. McLeod .... wardrobe coordinator
 
Music Department
Geoffrey Foot .... music editor
Stanley Myers .... conductor
John Richards .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Simon Clery .... assistant locations
David Coatsworth .... location manager
Les Edwards .... designer: incubus
Jeremy Hole .... script consultant
Pat Whittingham .... unit publicist
Lisa Wilder .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Incubus" - Canada (original title)
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93 min
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Trivia:
The film is often miscalled THE Incubus because of the marketing tagliner - "The dreams. The nightmares. The desires. The fears. The mystery. The revelation. The warning. The Incubus: He is the destroyer". In actuality the film is simply entitled 'Incubus'.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lost and FoundSee 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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