Movie Review: Inkubus (2011)

MV5BNDg0NzY3NjUzM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjIzMTA3Nw@@._V1_SY317_CR3,0,214,317_I seen Inkubus on the shelf at Walmart about a year ago and picked it up solely because it was a Robert Englund film.  Before I watched this film, I looked it up and I gave it a watch.

Inkubus stars Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street) as Inkubus, Joey Fatone (Jersey Shore Shark Attack) as Detective Tom Caretti, and William Forsythe (The Devil’s Rejects, Rob Zombie’s Halloween) as Retired Detective Gil Diamante.


Inkubus tells the story of a skeleton crew working the final shift at a soon to be demolished police station. The night takes a gruesome turn when the demon, Inkubus, 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 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. They ultimately realize it’s his world, they only die in it.

Inkubus was written by Glenn Ciano (story) and Carl V. Dupre (screenplay) and directed by Glenn Ciano.  The original release date for this film was on October 28, 2011.

I was a bit apprehensive to watch Inkubus at first because of the low ratings given to it by the “critics”, but I am glad that I did not listen to what they had to say.  This film was not a Hollywood masterpiece, which is partly why I enjoyed it so much. The fact that Inkubus was a B-movie makes it that much more entertaining.

Robert Englund was incredible as Inkubus, the demon.  Inkubus was a demon that messed with the minds of his victims which we have Robert-Englund-in-Inkubusseen Robert perform so well before as Freddy Krueger.  In fact one of his favorite victims in the film was Detective Diamante’s (Forsythe) wife Nancy which we all know was his favorite in A Nightmare on Elm Street.

tumblr_ls93zgdNJ71r3lfclo1_500Joey Fatone really surprised me.  I seen his name on the back of the DVD and literally said WTF.  I couldn’t fathom how he could go from 90’s boy bander to horror actor, but he really pulled it off.  He was intense and played a very convincing crazy person.

William Forsythe was amazing of course.  His character’s story is one of real tragedy. 1163414009 He and Joey made the perfect pairing for this film.

The story line for Inkubus was unique and very entertaining.  Inkubus had its gory moments, but I would not label it a gorfest.   This film is more of an attack on the mind, a real suspenseful, psychological thriller.

inkubus2If you like movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street or a fan of Robert Englund, you should pick this one up to add to your collection.  Keep in mind, Inkubus is a B-movie, so do not expect Hollywood gold.  Watch it with an open mind.

I give Inkubus a 7 out of 10.



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