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Incarnate (2016)

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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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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:

La reencarnación 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 Eckhart's character falls onto the street, only one ambulance arrives to the scene. The people trying to revive him on the street are wearing white uniforms. But when it cuts to the scene inside the ambulance vehicle, the workers are wearing blue uniforms. See more »


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


So Old Fashioned
Written by Phil Leavitt (as Philip Leavitt) and Joie Calio
Performed by 7Horse
Courtesy of 7Horse Music Ltd.
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Truly terrible, mindless, lazy and dumb
26 January 2017 | by imdb2-5See all my reviews

I watched this because Aaron Eckhart stars and it's hard to believe that he would choose a script that is truly terrible... unless someone either has something embarrassing on the man. And that must be the case. While Eckhart tries his best to be the wheelchair bound man who tries to get into people's minds to "evict" demons, this dud cannot be redeemed from its own demons.

So what is so terrible about this film? It's as if the writers just came up with a concept and were too lazy to think about whether it made sense. And the director just allows an amorphous concept - something about demons possessing a body by convincing the mind of the victim that it was getting what it desires in a dream state - it is all lightly explained gobbledygook. The awkwardness in the script plays out among the actors and it feels like a poor man's B-movie. As others have said, it's something akin to Constantine meets Inception and the Exorcist, borrowing concepts and not doing a very convincing job of getting the audience to buy into the mumbo jumbo jargon that they hope you won't too think too deeply about.

Here's the entire movie in a nutshell, clichés excluded. Man whose family was killed by a person who was possessed by a demon agrees to exorcise a boy who is possessed by a demon that he believes is the same. There are no real twists in this movie and even every semi- twist in the ending can be guessed by the audience by a writer who thought he was really clever. We've seen this all before a million times and much better. Poor Aaron. This one is a real career killer.

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