The Incubus (Katarina's Nightmare Theater) (1982)
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As previously stated, the plot is rediculously simple (not to mention just plain rediculous). A rapist/murderer whom may or may not be of supernatural descent is running around raping and murdering women. None of this is shown on-screen of course otherwise we all would have heard of this bizarre lil' film. In fact, don't expect anything in the way of action or gore. The focus of this film is the hunt for the killer so there is dialogue-a-plenty. Mix in some corny occult references and the occasional flashback of some kind of ritualistic sacrifice, and you have yourself a daisy of a confusing film here. Katarina herself does her usual silly open and closing segments, but that is the only extras you will find here.
But really, does any of that matter? If you have been following Scorpion Releasing's genre offerings from the last year or so, you are well aware that their current focus is to dig up the most grimy, sleazy lost films they can. In that respect, they are doing just fine and I've been happy to see these crazy films which, while non of them winners or classics in their own right, are perfect for making your girlfriend question your taste in films.
The Incubus is another great late-night film and the ending was pretty clever, if not a bit abrupt. If you are a hardcore horror film aficionado and feel you have it all, this is a great title that will undoubtedly stand out in your collection. Just be forewarned, this is not really a horror film, no more than American Nightmare was. Thriller seems to fit the overall subject matter here.
I'm looking forward to their next release, Human Experiments. Keep it up Scorpion Releasing!
UPDATE: You know I must also add that many viewers will probably be turned off by the powerlessness of the female rape victims. In the movie they are just totally scared victims who can't, and don't, fight back in any way. In that sense this movie is out of step with more modern sensibilities that wish to see women as capable of defending themselves totally, or at least to a high degree. So in that manner the movie seems sort of "1950's-ish". I didn't 100% like that aspect myself, but it doesn't have to interfere with the production qualities of the movie.
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