Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Incubus (1981)

An evil spirit takes human form and goes on a raping spree throughout the city, with the cops hot on its tail. And by hot, I mean not hot at all, disastrously slow movingly not hot. Spell check came back with a mushroom cloud when I tried to correct the grammar on that one. The biggest problem with the film is that the plot is repeatedly inter-cut between three main threads: some teen that has nightmares of medieval spirit rape, the off-screen spirit going on his rape-a-thon, and the cops and doctors investigating the women whose uteri are being exploded with semen. This time, Im not joking. There are also several awkward scenes thanks to the strange editing of the film, cutting back and forth between a laughing crowd in a concert and a girl being brutally raped in a bathroom at one point. The acting isnt terrible, there is some unexpected gore, and the 'evil spirit going around trying to bone everyone' plot is vastly underused in cinema, so the film does have a few perks, but for the most part it is uneventful and unengaging. The one thing that is absolutely awesome is the final monster reveal at the end. Might be worth checking out?

Rating: 6/10.
Gore: 5/10.

A quote taken from the review on IMDB:

"The script's reluctance to explore the dramatic repercussions of a fertile premise exemplifies the major problems with this vapid Big-Schlong-On-The-Loose exercise."

I concur.



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1 comment:

  1. GREAT WRITE UP, NOT THAT GREAT OF A MOVIE ALTHOUGH I CAN THINK OF A WORSE WAY TO SPEND TIME.

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