Inkubus – USA, 2011 – reviews

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‘We must all face our demons’

Inkubus is a 2011 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Glenn Ciano from a screenplay co-written with Carl Dupré (Hellraiser: Hellseeker), based on the latter’s story. It was produced by Chad A. Verdi for the Woodhaven Production Company.

The movie stars Robert Englund, William Forsythe (Dear Mr. Gacy; Halloween; The Devil’s Rejects), Joey Fatone (Army of the Damned; Jersey Shore Shark Attack), Jonathan Silverman, Mike Cerrone, Tom Denucci, and Michelle Ray Smith.

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Plot:

A skeleton crew working the final shift at a soon-to-be demolished police station in Woodhaven, Rhode Island. The night takes a gruesome turn when the demon, Inkubus (Robert Englund), calmly walks into the station holding the severed head of a murdered girl.

Inkubus toys with the crew, allowing himself to be restrained, and begins to proudly confess to his litany of crimes, some dating back to the Middle Ages. Inkubus has a score to settle with the one detective (William Forsythe) that almost put him away some thirteen years ago...

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Reviews [click links to read more]:

” … the film easily could have played out as a typical slasher, but it diverts from the stalk-and-slash formula. Instead, Inkubus takes a more interesting approach, in which the killer plays mind games with his victims, psychologically toying with them before they meet their demise. The digital effects are cheesy as expected, but there are some good practical effects by Rob Fitz to make up for it.” HNN

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“Is Inkubus a perfect horror film? No, but it is certainly entertaining. The combination of Englund and Forsythe with the excellently utilized supporting cast make for a complete ensemble. Although the story is a bit muddy in parts, it comes together well by the film’s completion and has created a great anti-hero with the demon Inkubus.” Dread Central

“With all of the hocus-pocus and special effects, the key point of the story – the idea that Inkubus has been around since the beginning of time – and is responsible for the downfall of man – is lost. Despite the structural downfalls, the films’ effects (be them abused) and overall quality are actually very nice.” Bloody Disgusting

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“All involved try to keep a straight face, but that just makes it seem worse, although there are some genuinely good ideas behind the shoddy execution. The kill sequences and gore gags are fun if predictable and the pace quick enough that it’s never a chore to watch.” Horror Talk

Cast and characters:

  • Robert Englund as Inkubus
  • William Forsythe as Detective Diamante
  • Jonathan Silverman as Tech
  • Joey Fatone as Detective Caretti
  • Michelle Ray Smith as Cole
  • Tom DeNucci as Pax
  • Kevin DeCristofano as Miles “The Headless Horseman” Coogan
  • Dyan Kane as Doctor Emily Winstrom
  • Tom Paolino as Meat

Filming locations: 

Cranston, Rhode Island

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