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"We Must All Face Our Demons" - Robert Englund's "Inkubus" (Review)

The other day, I saw our very own 'Bnizzle' post an article about how a film starring Robert Englund entitled Inkubus was coming to DVD and that got me pretty pumped to check it out.

Back in October,I attended a horror convention called Rock and Shock where they were premiering this movie. Robert Englund was there along with William Forsythe, Joey Fatone and pretty much all cast and crew involved with this picture. Unfortunately I wasn't able to stick around to see the movie itself, but thanks to the internet, today I finally got to see this picture.

Official Plot:Inkubus tells the story of a skeleton crew working the final shift at a soon-to-be demolished police station in Wood Haven, 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. Why? Inkubus has a score to settle with the one detective (William Forsythe) that almost put him away some thirteen years ago. To their dismay, the cops quickly become pawns in Inkubus’ brutal crowning achievement of murder, gore, and mayhem.

This film is the first from the Woodhaven Production Company, a new independent company, and is directed by Glenn Ciano who makes his directorial debut. As previously mentioned, the film stars talents such as the legendary Robert Englund, Joey Fatone, William Forsythe and Jonathan lverman. Now onto the film itself!

First off, I'll give a ton of credit to the Woodhaven Production Company to book a name like Robert Englund for there debut picture and let me say that I feel that he definitely stole the show. Of course some of you die hard NOES fans would expect this but I was really impressed with Englunds performance as the demon Inkubus. He really brought a dark and freaky tone to the screen. I'll also say that The Devils Rejects's William Forsythe gave a pretty solid performance. Those two definitely made the movie what it is,unfortunately all I can say about the rest of the acting is that it was "alright". I'm not trashing them for there performances,some were just making their debuts but against Robert Englund they just don't compete.

Another kind of negative thing about the film is that it is an independent film coming from a brand new company, so the production values aren't the best (watch the demon birth). I give them a ton of credit for the special effects they brought to the screen but you can tell the cameras and sound equipment aren't as high tech as some of us would hope.

However I'd say the best thing about the film and the reason I enjoyed it,was its creativity.I found the plot to be pretty different and really interesting and in horror that's a REALLY good thing. Today there are so many cliches and stereotypes but I really had trouble naming any in this film.I mean the killer walks right into the freakin police station (did happen in the movie Seven but whatever he wasn't a demon) with a bloody head!Now that takes some balls to do...even though he is a 100 year old demon...still!

I'm rooting for Woodhaven Productions though, I think they could do well for themselves. They're supposed to have another feature entitled Infected coming out next but I'll let you know if I hear anything about that. So for all of you Freddy fans, I'd without a doubt reccomend this movie. Robert gives a very solid and creepy performance. Then for all of you other horror fans, I'd definitely say to watch this one and give it a chance because it is very original and has its share of scares. So if you have Video On Demand go check it out or if not its out on DVD now!

zombie10 Thursday 2/23/2012 at 09:57 PM | 90778
i pretty much loathed the film. The script is so loaded with errors that its borderline baffling. Terrible continuity, complete disregard for plauble setups and scenarios and some of the worst acting Ive seen in recent memory (sans englund and forsythe). When I reviewed it I gave it a 1/5.

Terrible waste of time, sadly.
Matt_Molgaard Sunday 2/26/2012 at 01:41 AM | 90815
Damn Matt. Good thing I'm not a cinema snob like you. I quite enjoyed the film despite it's flaws. I'd say everyone needs to give this a watch at least once.
Kiki_Freddy's_girl Monday 2/27/2012 at 05:22 PM | 90846