Tara Reid stars in a gruesome tale about a group of attractive young college students forced to seek shelter in an ominous abandoned factory after a car accident leaves them stranded. Lurking within is a vicious serial kil... more »ler bringing new meaning to the term "deranged." Soon, though, the group ? what's left of them ? makes another shocking discovery. Inside a triple-locked, shatterproof glass cage is a mysterious coma patient who holds the key to their escape and, ultimately, their survival.« less
"This movie started out like many other movies in this genre do; a group of students go to a big, creepy haunted place for some type of experiment or partying, or whatever, and wind up crossing paths with a deranged psychopath who resides there. However, there are some plot twists and surprises thrown in as the film developes, and it dosen't drag out because there is plenty of action and suspense. Tara Reid fits the role well (however she appears about five or ten years late for her last college class), but all age jokes aside, the film works because the cast is balanced, attractive, and believe it or not, convincing enough that this film kept me guessing throughout. Without a doubt, Reid's finest performance. If you like films that are not big-budget Hollywood predictable fare, than you will enjoy this gem of a horror flick. If you are a Reid fan, you will like it as well. If you don't like movies like "Saw" and "The Haunting" than this may not be for you. Entertaining, scary fun with a twist at the end - can't beat that."
Someone please rip my eyes out...
MattW | Seattle, WA USA | 02/10/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"What if I had made a horror movie in high school? It would have gone something like this..
My best friend Tara, an aspiring thespian who can fake cry really well, would be my star. Before filming, we'd make sure to touch up Tara's delicious golden locks. Oooops, A little bit too much bleach!
My story would revolve around a group of teenagers trapped in a strange house where they'd stumble upon an eerie, comatatose man wearing a bathing suit (Tom from the swim team would be a perfect fit...of course we'd have to shave his head...I wonder if he'd be willing?). The strange house will be dark and water will be dripping from everywhere, maybe in slow motion. Tara and my other friends/actors will be extremely dim witted, and mostly deaf so that they can't hear each other very well. My characters will then die one by one in entirely standard an unoriginal death sequences. I'll think of some totally absurd story to tie everything together later, but it is sure to be absolutely terrifying. I'll save money by using a lot of stock footage, staging the car accident just "after" the accident occurs, and scoring the music myself on my Casio at home. Genius. I'm going to be the most popular guy in school!"
So much potential, all of it unrealized.
Robert P. Beveridge | Cleveland, OH | 07/18/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Incubus (Anya Camilleri, 2005)
Oh, why do I keep torturing myself with Tara Reid movies? (Actually, I can answer that; I'm waiting for another Cruel Intentions.) I should know by now that as soon as I see Tara Reid's name on a flick, especially headlining, I'm in for a disappointment. That said, I'm going to register in the (very, very small) minority on this one; with a couple more rewrites and some better editing, this could have been a slick, intelligent horror movie with a great deal going for it. The fact that it turned out to be derivative schlock with one of the biggest plot holes I've ever seen in a movie ends up being kind of irrelevant, because I was dazzled (yes, dazzled!) by how good this movie could have been.
The setup is basic: a bunch of kids get into a car wreck, look for shelter, find shelter somewhere they shouldn't, and get killed. End of story. (Well, not end of story, 'cause there's always the final girl. The cast is Tara Reid and five other kids who had made two films between them. Who gets to be final girl? You tell me.) But within every cliched setup, there are thousands of ways to make it your own. The underrated Turistas has exactly the same setup, but Stockwell did good things with it. Camilleri had the chance to here, and she and freshman screenwriter Gary Humphreys gave it a go with Orin Kiefer (Mihai Stanescu, who looks like a rabid cross between KMFDM lead singer En Esch and Roberto Benigni in Life Is Beautiful), a psychopath who can... hrm. That would be a spoiler. Which is too bad, because I want to talk about this movie-- it has gotten so much bad press from so many sources that I have little doubt anyone who's read much of anything about this flick has to think it's one of the worst movies ever made. It isn't. It's not even the worst movie I've seen this month. I'm not sure I'd put it in the bottom ten, even. Yeah, the acting is standard at best, and usually sub-. And there's the whole huge-plot-hole thing (you'll know it when you see-- erm, hear-- it). But, man, this is a pretty movie. It's dark and brooding and all sorts of creepy, even when Tara Reid is trying to make like she's a medical student. (The plot outline says she's actually playing one in the movie, though I don't recall that being mentioned; I just assumed her character had watched a whole lot of ER.) And not all of the acting is awful; Christian Brassington, one of the two non-Taras from the young-and-beautifuls to continue on on the big screen after this flopped, made his debut here, then came back in his next role to play Tony Blair. I mean, come on, to go from serial-killer fodder to the Prime Minister of Great Britain? That's some good stuff, right there!
Anyway, to make an already-too-long story short, it's not as good as it could have been. But look at it the other way-- it's not nearly as bad as it could have been, either. ** ½ "
PERFECTLY HORRIBLE HORROR
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 02/15/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"According to the IMDB this movie is the first one specifically made for PC downloading...it shows. Without any creative vision at all; horrible lighting, acting and editing and a confusing, muddled storyline, INCUBUS is everthing a bad horror movie should be. Tedious. Stupid. And just not worth it, folks."
Uh, it was alright
B. E Jackson | Pennsylvania | 06/20/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is definitely under the category of "extremely cheesy" but I guess it was pretty good. Actually, there were a couple parts of Incubus that built up enough suspense that left you feeling uneasy as you sat there and wondered when that maniac with a knife was going to come out of nowhere and go crazy stabbing the teens to death. It does happen eventually, but not as soon as I thought it would. That's a GOOD thing, because the suspense built-up was definitely there.
Other times, the acting skills by the teens and their choice of words really made this feel like one of the more laughable horror flicks out there. The way the movie started was rather predictable too, and I was wondering after the first five minutes of the film if it was even going to be worth my time. Luckily, the quality of the writing and the storytelling did improve.
Just a little thing, but one of the girls had a dash of paint across her face indicating blood, but to me, it was one of those small things I couldn't help but notice that indicated to me that the writers of the film didn't intend to go out of their way to separate the movie from all the other similar ones out there. A little more creativity would have been nice. On the flipside, the emotions of the teens when their friends were being killed was REALLY good and believable.
Still, not a bad movie, and the ending was pretty good. I liked the maniac who was going around slashing peoples brains out. The reason he was acting that way was given a lot of attention, and I liked that. Good movie."