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The Incubus (1982)

Incubus (original title)
A small town's doctor takes matters into his own hands after a series of gruesome and bizarre rape crimes perplex the clueless authorities.

Director:

John Hough

Writers:

Ray Russell (from the novel by), George Franklin (screenplay by)
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Cast

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

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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Taglines:

The Incubus. He is the Destroyer. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Incubus See more »

Filming Locations:

Guelph, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD 5,100,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is often miscalled THE Incubus because of the marketing tagline - "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 titled 'Incubus'. 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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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Vice Versa
Written by Paul Samson, Thunderstick, Chris Aylmer and Bruce Dickinson (as Bruce Bruce)
Performed by Samson
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Been There, Done That, don't come too near!
16 January 2007 | by ozthegreatat42330See all my reviews

There are many worse horror movies out there! Thank God most of them don't get saddled with John Cassavettes in the cast. This film suffers from his underwhelming acting. From his expression alone you are never sure if he is appalled by the bizarre violence that continues throughout the film or is just amused by it. The story itself is not a bad one but a better director could not have hurt.

I have to admit I was drawn back to this film after years of searching because the Library/Museum in the story, with it's Gothic look that might have come straight out of Lovecraft has always stuck in my mind. And there is enough true mystery involved to make you keep wondering who the culprit really is up to the final; moment. I wouldn't eat a lot of greasy popcorn while watching this one.


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