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Incarnate (2016)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 2 December 2016 (USA)
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A scientist with the ability to enter the subconscious minds of the possessed must save a young boy from the grips of a demon with powers never seen before, while facing the horrors of his past.


Brad Peyton





Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Eckhart ... Dr. Ember
Carice van Houten ... Lindsey
Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Camilla
David Mazouz ... Cameron
Keir O'Donnell ... Oliver
Matt Nable ... Dan
Emily Jackson ... Riley
Paul Vincent O'Connor ... Priest
Natalija Nogulich ... Maggie (in the Car)
John Pirruccello ... Henry
Petra Sprecher ... Homeless Woman
Breanne Hill ... Ilsa
Emjay Anthony ... Jake
Vanya Asher ... Jogger
Karolina Wydra ... Anna


In New York, the boy Cameron lives with his Dutch mother Lindsey that is divorced from his alcoholic father Dan. One night, Cameron overhears a noise in the kitchen and is attacked by a homeless woman: however he kills the woman, breaking her neck. The Vatican representative Camilla summons the scientist Dr. Ember to help the boy that is possessed and the exorcism is not effective. Dr. Ember has the ability to enter in the mind of people possessed by demons and bring them back to reality in a dangerous procedure with the support of his team composed by Oliver and Riley. When Dr. Ember visits Cameron, he realizes that the boy is possessed by the insidious demon Maggie, who killed his wife and son in a car accident. Will Dr. Ember succeed in destroying Maggie and saving Cameron? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Faith has failed us.


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of horror violence, terror, disturbing images, brief strong language, sensuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]





Release Date:

2 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Incarnate See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,534,884, 2 December 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,790,573, 23 December 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,341,855, 29 December 2016
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Did You Know?


Aaron Eckhart and David Mazouz and Matt Nable all have been involved with Batman/ DC . Eckhart playing Harvey Dent/Two-Face in The Dark Knight and Mazouz portraying young Bruce Wayne in Gotham. Nable playing Ra's al Ghul in Arrow. See more »


After the daemon/boy kills the father, all that happen was that two paramedics came and collected the body, no questions asked. In real, the place would have been swarming by police since his death hardly was by natural cause. See more »

Alternate Versions

Unrated DVD version contains much extra blood and some swearing that was edited out to earn a "PG-13" rating for theatrical release. See more »


Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Incarnate/Rules Don't Apply (2016) See more »


Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Capella Istropolitana
Conducted by Barry Wordsworth
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A for effort but weak plot
11 January 2017 | by nickijjohnsonSee all my reviews

Too many reviews feel the need to offer a summary but I like to go on the assumption you know that by now. This movie was not as good as I thought it would be to be honest. I was excited by the trailer because it looked like an interesting new take on possession films but it was just not executed that great to me. Normally I see films these days and think it really didn't have to be 2 or 2 and a half hours long but Incarnate is the opposite. This movie craved more time. There's a reason why Constantine was 2 hours. The concept was also similar to The Cell as far as entering the subject's mind which can only have so much science in it as it's impossible. However unlike Constantine there's not enough supernatural background information to support the story. It was basically just I have a gift to go into possessed people's minds. Why can he only enter the minds of possessed? How long has he known he could? Are there others like him? What caused this gift? Inate? Or near death experience? Also this Maggie demon (which isn't typical as all angels including the fallen are historically male though I know why they call the demon this name it just sounds inaccurate) so obsessed with torturing him? No reason mentioned. So its not a bad movie at all but it starts out strong and ends weak like a mixed drink. It needed to be longer. It felt so rushed like it thought it was an episode of X-files and had to be done in 45 min. Pretty sure if it had been an X-files episode it would've been a 2 or 3 parter. Also great cast with the exception of the mother. She almost looked bored the whole movie as if her child wasn't possessed. She really needed to take notes from Ellen Burstyn. To sum up its similar to movies that were executed better. Constantine and The Cell to me. Others say Insidious but since I think those movies were crap I rather prefer Incarnate. Two thumbs up for trying to be different but honestly surprised this wasn't a straight to DVD.

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