“Inkubus” is a horror story about revenge. One night a small portion of a police crew is working the final shift at a soon-to-be-demolished police station.
A suspect, young poor Jesse Eisenberg look-alike is sitting inside the police station, cuffed, and babbles about his innocence, and now a “mysterious dark person” all of a sudden came to his room and chopped his girlfriend’s head off.
The next moment, this very person, a mysterious Inkubus (Robert Englund) calmly walks into the station holding the severed head of a murdered girl.
Inkubus toys with the police, allows himself to be restrained, and begins to proudly confess to his litany of crimes, some dating back to the Middle Ages.
Real magic bends reality – Inkubus (R. Englund)
As his behavior and stories continue to puzzle the police, Inkubus in fact has come on purpose – to settle an old score with retired police captain Gil Diamante (William Forsythe), who’s son he killed some 13 years ago.
When Diamante arrives in the station, he along with the remaining cops quickly become a part of Inkubus’ deadly game, full of gore and mayhem. Ultimately, choices will have to be made, and the people will have to unite, to defeat the Inkubus.
The story of the film is based on the “Incubus” – a demon in male form who, according to a number of mythological and legendary traditions, lies upon sleepers, especially women, in order to have intercourse with them. An incubus may pursue sexual relations with a woman in order to father a child.
In the film, Inkubus follows the same path, as the demon at the end of his 100-year life cycle, has to find a host, and plan a seed, in order to re-generate.
Since Robert Englund has played pretty much every imaginable horror character (from Freddy Kruger to zombies, aliens, demons, mutants and God knows what else) he is exciting to watch as Inkubus. Same sadly cannot be said about the rest of the actors.
So how did you get into Jenny’s room? Did you just abra-kadabra yourself into it? – Det. Caretti (J. Fatone)
William Forsythe has limited screen time, and really has nothing to work with – his Gil Diamante character has “sorrow” and “seriousness” written all over him, and he’s just boring throughout the whole movie.
Joey Fatone – the same guy, whom I am sure you’ve seen in the NSYNC music band – is not much of an actor, although he is one of the leads in the film.
Jonathan Silverman, who is a solid actor in my opinion, here has a limited number of scenes, and I wouldn’t recommend it to his fans for sure.
“Inkubus” is a low-budget horror film, that I can only recommend to die-hard Robert Englund fans.
There’s not much of gore, there’s no nudity (meaning you won’t see Robert Englund actually planting his demon seed), and the script is far from being smooth. Check out the trailer for the movie below.
BZFILM SCALE: 2/10
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