The Incubus (film)
The Incubus is a 1982 American-Canadian horror film directed by John Hough, starring John Cassavetes, Kerrie Keane, John Ireland. The plot focuses on a small New England town where a mysterious figure is raping and murdering young women; the film was written by George Franklin, based on the 1976 novel of the same name by Ray Russell. The film features the British hard rock band Samson at the time when Bruce Dickinson was the singer, in the form of show clips taken from the film Biceps of Steel. In a lake at a rock quarry, a young woman, Mandy Pullman, her boyfriend, are swimming; the two are attacked by an unseen figure. Mandy is taken to the hospital with serious trauma; as the attack occurs, teenager Tim Galen experiences a recurring nightmare he has in which a woman is tortured by a monstrous figure. At the hospital, Mandy is treated by Dr. Sam Cordell, a surgeon and physician in the small community of Galen. Sam's teenage daughter, Jenny, is dating Tim. At the hospital, Sheriff Hank Walden questions Sam about Mandy's injuries, a nosy local reporter, Laura Kincaid, arrives to question Walden, who forces her to leave.
That night at the local library and museum, a librarian, Carolyn Davies, is brutally raped and murdered while closing the building. During her autopsy, Sam finds she suffered similar wounds as Mandy, finds an inexplicable amount of semen in her vagina. Attempts to question the comatose Mandy about her attacker are futile. Sam shows Laura pictures of his deceased second wife and notes their amazing resemblance to each other; the following day, local farmer Ernie Barnes and his two daughters are brutally slain at their farmhouse. Tim again is tormented by his vision, runs into a local movie theater in an attempt to distract himself. While there, a young woman is raped and murdered in the downstairs bathroom of the theater, the metal stall door is found nearly bent in half. Sheriff Walden and Sam arrive at the crime scene shortly before Laura, who insists she may be able to help the investigation, she confides in Sam that she discovered historical records detailing Satanism and similar crimes occurring throughout the town's history.
Tim confronts Jenny at her home and says he believes his dreams are responsible for the crimes. Sam gets a sample of Tim's semen to compare against that, found inside the victims, but they do not match. Tim and Agatha meet with Sam, Jenny and Sheriff Walden at the library that night, where Laura reads a passage from a book detailing the shapeshifter known as the incubus, which manifests through dreams and can appear in human form. Agatha reveals that Tim's mother had died before his birth and had been accused of witchcraft due to psychic powers she possessed. Laura and Tim return with Jenny to their home; as Laura takes Jenny upstairs to go to bed, Sam attempts to induce Tim's dream to prove its connection to the murders. Tim goes into a seizure-like state and runs upstairs into Jenny's room where he tries to attack Laura with a dagger given to him by Agatha, but Sam intervenes and stabs him to death. Laura approaches Sam, her face shifts into that of the monstrous incubus; as Laura embraces Sam, he looks over her shoulder to see Jenny's dead body lying on her bed, blood pouring out from between her legs.
The Incubus was shot near Ontario over a period of ten weeks. The film was released theatrically in the United States beginning August 27, 1982. Vincent Canby of The New York Times wrote the film: "is a supernatural horror film about rape, a subject that the R-rated movie takes a firm stand against as it's smacking its lips. Most of the time the incubus looks like an ordinary human being but, at the end, when it's seen for the first time as its true self, it looks like a large, shaggy mean E. T. with bad teeth."Ed Blank of the Pittsburgh Press criticized the film's plot and direction, but conceded the musical score as "chilling." Rick Kogan of The Journal News deemed the film "mindlessly bloody, crudely made and distasteful," concluding that it was "vile and mean-spirited." The Atlanta Constitution's Eleanor Ringel noted the film's overt violence, deeming it "disturbingly nasty, not so poorly done that you can shrug it off." She was critical of the screenplay, concluding that the film "tries to resolve itself in the last three minutes."In his 1983 book The Best and Most Unusual: Horror Films, Darrell Moore notes: "The film never decided whether it wanted to be a satanic movie or a slasher movie or a mystery, none of the many subplots, including one about Cassavetes accidentally killing his first wife, go anywhere."
Film scholar John Kenneth Muir called the film a "mildly effective horror film" despite its "incomprehensible plot," resulting in a film "more dull than exciting in long stretches." In the 2005 TLA Video & DVD Guide, the film was awarded one out of five stars, deemed "boring and not exciting." The Incubus was released on DVD in 2002 by Elite Entertainment. It was subsequently released on DVD by Scorpion Releasing under their Katarina's Nightmare Theater label in 2013. On October 30, 2018, Vinegar Syndrome released a region-free special edition Blu-ray of the film. Bleiler, David, ed.. TLA Video & DVD Guide 2005: The Discerning Film Lover's Guide. New York: St. Martin's
An incubus is a demon in male form who, according to mythological and legendary traditions, lies upon sleeping women and or men in order to engage in sexual activity with them. Its female counterpart is a succubus. Salacious tales of incubi and succubi have been told for many centuries in traditional societies; some traditions hold that repeated sexual activity with an incubus or succubus may result in the deterioration of health, mental state, or death. The word incubus is derived from Late Latin incubo "a nightmare induced by such a demon" from incubare "to lie upon." One of the earliest mentions of an incubus comes from Mesopotamia on the Sumerian King List, ca. 2400 BC, where the hero Gilgamesh's father is listed as Lilu. It is said that Lilu disturbs and seduces women in their sleep, while Lilitu, a female demon, appears to men in their erotic dreams. Two other corresponding demons appear as well: Ardat lili, who visits men by night and begets ghostly children from them, Irdu lili, known as a male counterpart to Ardat lili and visits women by night and begets from them.
These demons were storm demons, but they became regarded as night demons because of mistaken etymology. Incubi were thought to be demons who had sexual relations with women, sometimes producing a child by the woman. Succubi, by contrast, were demons thought to have intercourse with men. Debate about these demons began early in the Christian tradition. St. Augustine touched on the topic in De Civitate Dei, he stated "There is a general rumor. Many have verified it by their own experience and trustworthy persons have corroborated the experience others told, that sylvans and fauns called incubi, have made wicked assaults upon women." Questions about the reproductive capabilities of the demons continued. Eight hundred years Thomas Aquinas argued against the possibility of children being conceived by intercourse with demons: "Still, if some are begotten from demons, it is not from the seed of such demons, nor from their assumed bodies, but from the seed of men, taken for the purpose. If a demon could extract the semen the transportation of the substance could not be transported to a female host, causing it to go cold.
This explains his view that Succubae and Incubi were the same demonic entity only to be described differently based on the sexes being conversed with. Being abused in such a way caused women at nunneries to be burned if they were found pregnant.. The second method was the idea that a dead body could be possessed by a devil, causing it to rise and have sexual relations with others; this is similar to depictions of revenants or vampires and a spirit taking deceased corpse to cause some mischief. It became accepted that incubi and succubi were the same demon, able to switch between male and female forms. A succubus would be able to sleep with a man and collect his sperm, transform into an incubus and use that seed on women. Though sperm and egg came from humans the spirits' offspring were thought of as supernatural; some sources indicate that it may be identified by its unnaturally cold penis. Though many tales claim that the incubus is bisexual, others indicate that it is heterosexual and finds attacking a male victim either unpleasant or detrimental.
Incubi are sometimes said to be able to conceive children. The half-human offspring of such a union is sometimes referred to as a cambion. An incubus may pursue sexual relations with a woman in order to father a child, as in the legend of Merlin. According to the Malleus Maleficarum, exorcism is one of the five ways to overcome the attacks of incubi, the others being Sacramental Confession, the Sign of the Cross, moving the afflicted to another location, by excommunication of the attacking entity, "which is the same as exorcism." On the other hand, the Franciscan friar Ludovico Maria Sinistrari stated that incubi "do not obey exorcists, have no dread of exorcisms, show no reverence for holy things, at the approach of which they are not in the least overawed." There are a number of variations on the incubus theme around the world. The alp of Teutonic or German folklore is one of the better known. In Zanzibar, Popo Bawa attacks men and behind closed doors. "The Trauco", according to the traditional mythology of the Chiloé Province of Chile, is a hideous deformed dwarf who lulls nubile young women and seduces them.
The Trauco is said to be responsible for unwanted pregnancies in unmarried women. Another variation of this conception is the "Tintín" in Ecuador, a dwarf, fond of abundant haired women and seduces them at night by playing the guitar outside their windows — a myth that researchers believe was created during the Colonial period of time to explain pregnancies in women who never left their houses without a chaperone likely covering incest or sexual abuse by one of the family's friends. In Hungary, a lidérc can be a Satanic lover that flies at night and appears as a fiery light or, in its more benign form as a featherless chicken. In Brazil and
Incubus (2006 film)
Incubus is a 2006 horror thriller film by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, directed by Anya Camilleri and stars actress Tara Reid. The film was released on May 3, 2006 and had an internet premiere on AOL during Halloween 2006. An unrated version was released to DVD on February 6, 2007; the film has billed itself as the first Download To Own video. Seeking refuge from a torrential storm, her brother, three friends break into what they think is an abandoned recycling plant, they find two dead people, who appear to have killed each other, a Sleeper – a coma patient hooked up to life support in a triple-locked, shatterproof observation room. Closer examination reveals a disturbing truth: the Sleeper is Orin Kiefer, a murderer executed by lethal injection six years earlier. Jay, her brother and friends search for a way out of the factory. A psychopathic man roaming the building kills her brother; when Peter falls asleep, his dreams are invaded and his mind is controlled by the comatose madman. The madman turns Peter into a deranged killer like himself, he tries to attack Jay and the remaining friends, but they make it safely to the observation room and try to sort the situation out.
They discover that the Sleeper in the locked room possesses the power of an Incubus demon, can invade and control another human's mind through their dreams. To test this theory, they tell Holly to go to sleep, she is the weakest of the three, if she is infected like Peter she can at least be tied up and kept under control without being hurt. She agrees and falls asleep. Jay and Bug wait. After a few minutes, Holly tries to attack Bug and Jay, they try to get her to snap out of the spell of the Incubus, but when they fail they realize that the only way to stop her is to kill her, which they do. Angry and scared, Bug turns and attacks the comatose madman, still peacefully sleeping and dreaming, he rips off the machinery. Bug and Jay run to get out of the factory. Peter is still waiting for them, Bug attacks him with a hammer; as he dies, Peter reveals. As it turns out, the reason he is no longer psychotic is; because the machinery keeping him comatose was destroyed, he was able to free himself, wake up, kill.
He kills Bug by snapping his neck, goes after Jay. Jay tricks the Incubus by making it look as though she has managed to escape onto the factory's roof. After she kills him she makes the mistake of falling dreams of the Incubus. In the dream he manages to get inside of her and when she wakes up she is delirious; as sheriffs arrive on the scene, they discover the bloody Jay. They wrongly assume, she is led into a police car, in handcuffs, past Karen, in another police car. The movie ends with a brief shot of Jay's eyes, which exhibit an alarming expression revealing that she has become a psychopathic killer, possessed by the Incubus. Tara Reid as Jay Akemnji Ndifornyen as Bug Alice O'Connell as Holly Russell Carter as Josh Christian Brassington as Peter Mihai Stanescu as Sleeper Monica Dean as Karen Mihai Gruia Sandu as Dr. Gregg Luana Stoica as Dr. Yousov Ioan Brancu as Crazy Man Dan Mason as The Sheriff Silviu Olteanu as The Deputy Martin Sherman as Orin Kiefer Critical reception was predominantly negative and review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes hosts three reviews for Incubus, all negative.
Dread Central, Entertainment Weekly, DVD Talk all gave negative reviews for Incubus, all of whom criticized Reid's acting in the film. Incubus on IMDb Incubus at AllMovie
Fugazi is the second studio album by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion, released in 1984. Produced by Nick Tauber, it was recorded between November 1983 and February 1984 at various studios and was the first to feature drummer Ian Mosley, following the dismissal of the band's original drummer Mick Pointer. According to AllMusic, the album "streamlined the intricacies of the group's prog rock leanings in favour of a more straight-ahead hard rock identity". Built upon the success of its predecessor, Script for a Jester's Tear, Fugazi reached the UK Top 5 and went Gold. Following their first album and its support tour, Marillion found themselves behind schedule, under pressure from EMI Records to deliver a second album. Producer Nick Tauber worked the band hard, having them stop into various rehearsal and recording studios to write songs, to find a replacement drummer for Mick Pointer, fired. American drummer Jonathan Mover auditioned in London in September 1983, two days was performing with Marillion in Germany.
Marillion settled into Rockfield Studios in Wales to compose some songs. According to an interview with Mover, the various band members had been working separately on songs when the band's front man, asked whether they agreed with his new idea that it should be a concept album like Pink Floyd's The Wall; the more veteran band members said "maybe," but new drummer Mover said it was a bad idea, that the current crop of songs was not connected by any theme, would have to be scrapped. According to Mover, Fish took this as a challenge to his authority and he was fired from the band. Fish said "Jonathan Mover left me cold, but the musicians loved him because he was super-technical. I felt. All he could talk about was drums, he didn’t fit in to the band's social element." Mover received a writing credit for the single "Punch and Judy". The production schedule ran so late that Marillion had to begin their album support tour before the album was ready; as Marillion used ten different studios to record the album and the line-up had undergone a change, Fugazi proved to be a incoherent follow-up to Script for a Jester's Tear, noticed in the retrospective review by John Franck of AllMusic.
He awarded the album a 4-star rating, singling out such songs as "Assassing", "Incubus", "Fugazi". Writing for Ultimate Classic Rock, Eduardo Rivadavia observed: Fugazi proved just as diverse, ambitious preposterous as Script, they matched epic, complex musicianship with oblique wordplay to perfection on the likes of "Assassing", "Jigsaw", "Incubus", the title track – all of which would become perennial concert favorites for years to come. If anything, the new album was, at once, more polished and a tad less consistent than its predecessor, unquestionably falling short of heightened expectations on the somewhat less-than-stellar "Emerald Lies" and the subpar "She Chameleon". Fugazi reached number 5 in the UK Albums Chart, it was certified Gold by the BPI on 9 July 1985 for sales in excess of 100,000 copies. The album produced two singles which became Top 30 hits, "Punch and Judy" and "Assassing"; the album was released on LP, 12" picture disc and cassette. The first CD issue appeared sometime afterwards.
As part of a series of Marillion's first eight studio albums, EMI Records re-released Fugazi on 23 February 1998 with 24-bit digital remastered sound and a second disc containing bonus tracks. The remastered version was made available without the bonus disc in 2000 and again in 2005 as a Japanese mini-LP replica. A new 180g heavy-weight vinyl pressing identical to the original 1984 edition was released in 2012. In 2012, Gigwise chose the sleeve design by Mark Wilkinson as 29th in its countdown of the "Greatest Album Artwork of All Time". Holly Frith wrote: "Despite the arguable quality of their music, Marillion most gave a shit about their album artwork and this multi-tiered image of a young man suffering an apparent overdose is their most startling and thought-provoking." All tracks written except where noted. All individual writing credits are from the 1998 remastered edition. According to the original 1984 version, all songs were written by the whole band. Album Notes Citations The Official Marillion Website
Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in Calabasas High School and expanded to include bassist Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich, Gavin "DJ Lyfe" Koppell. Incubus has attained commercial success, reaching multi-platinum sales, as well as releasing several successful singles. After their first two albums, Fungus Amongus and S. C. I. E. N. C. E; the band earned mainstream recognition with the release of their 1999 album Make Yourself which spawned several hits, including the band's highest charting song "Drive." Success continued with the albums Morning View and A Crow Left of the Murder.... Their sixth studio album, Light Grenades, debuted at No. 1 in 2006 and was followed by Incubus' first greatest hits album Monuments and Melodies in June 2009 and the band's 2011 album, If Not Now, When?. Incubus released an EP, Trust Fall, in early 2015, two years the band released their eighth studio album, titled 8, on April 21, 2017.
Worldwide, Incubus has sold over 19 million albums. Incubus was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, guitarist Mike Einziger, bassist Alex Katunich and drummer Jose Pasillas, while the members were in high school, they existed as a band for some time before they gave themselves a name, having only chosen the band's name "Incubus" when required to supply a band name for an upcoming show. The band's early shows were at nightclubs on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip, including such well-known venues as the Whisky a Go Go, The Roxy and the Troubadour. Incubus produced many of their early recordings with Jim Wirt and Chillum Records in a Santa Monica studio, only able to work on their music during hours in which they were not in school. In 1995, Incubus added Gavin Koppell to the band and recorded their first two-song EP, Let Me Tell Ya'Bout Root Beer; this was followed by the debut album Fungus Amongus recorded with Wirt and released on Incubus' own label Stopuglynailfungus Music. In the following year, Incubus signed a seven-record deal with Sony's Immortal Records to become Epic Records.
The group was spotted by Epic/Immortal A&R Paul Pontius, responsible for signing Korn to the label. The 1997 six-track EP Enjoy Incubus was the band's first major-label release and was created so the band could present a recording while touring with Korn in Europe. S. C. I. E. N. C. E. Incubus' second studio album, was released on September 9, 1997. After their album release, they started opening for bands such as Korn and 311; this album marked somewhat of a stylistic departure from the band's more funk influenced early material, incorporating many more elements of nu metal. In February 1998, Incubus dismissed Koppell, they decided. A friend recommended Chris Kilmore to fill the position; the band asked him to join the band. Incubus participated in the Ozzfest and Family Values metal festivals and toured with System of a Down and Ultraspank during the fall. Chris Kilmore known as DJ Kilmore, replaced DJ Lyfe. After constant touring throughout 1998, after selling over 100,000 copies of S. C. I. E. N. C. E. Without the support of radio or television exposure, Incubus took a break for two years and released their critically acclaimed third album Make Yourself.
After just 2 weeks in the studio with producer Jim Wirt, the band was unhappy with the recordings and opted to continue recording without a producer. After another 3 weeks of recording, R. E. M./Nirvana producer Scott Litt took an interest in their songs and started taking part in the recording sessions focusing on songs like "Drive" and "Stellar". According to the band, Litt's involvement in the record came during the mixing process. Make Yourself was released on October 26, 1999; the album marked the beginning of a more commercially acceptable pop rock and alternative rock sound for the band, although several songs from the album still included elements of nu/alternative metal, such as downtuned riffs and layers of electronics. Right after their album's release, the band went on tour with Primus and Buckethead, a tour which lasted for the remainder of the year; the first song that kicked off the album, "Privilege", was featured on MTV Sports: Pure Ride for the PlayStation. The band released the single, "Pardon Me", but it was not well received by radio stations.
Brandon and Mike decided to perform a live acoustic version of the song at the few radio stations who were showing interest, this in turn spread the word of the song. Many radio stations began to play the acoustic version, including the influential Los Angeles radio giant KROQ-FM. With sparked interest in the song, radio stations began playing the studio version of "Pardon Me". In response, Incubus made a video for the song and released a six-song EP titled When Incubus Attacks on August 22, 2000; the EP contained the acoustic version of "Pardon Me". In its first week, the EP sold nearly 40,000 copies, peaked at No. 41 on the Billboard 200. To start off 2000, the band headed out on Tour with System of a Down, Mr. Bungle until March, at which point they embarked on a headline tour in clubs until April. Due to the success of "Pardon Me", Make Yourself reached Gold certification in April 2000. Incubus continued to tour overseas, returned home at the end of May to go on a tour of the United States with longtime friends 311.
"Stellar," the next single from the album was soon released, its video received afternoon airplay on MTV and
François Sagat is a French male gay pornographic film actor and director who has appeared in mainstream media. He is best known for his rugged looks and scalp tattoo, he has appeared at times as a fashion model and starting 2009, he appeared in cinematic roles in films for the general public including Saw VI and lead roles in L. A. Zombie and Man at Bath. In 2011, he started producing with the François Sagat's Incubus adult film series; that same year, Sagat was highlighted in the cinema series François Sagat: The New Leading Man presented at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. In addition to screening his pornographic and non-pornographic roles, the series included a master class by Sagat on his approach to performance. In 2013, he announced his retirement from porn. François Sagat was born in the south-west of France to French parents of Slovak ancestry. Sagat moved to Paris at the age of eighteen. Since childhood, Sagat had been passionate about drawing. After studying fashion for two years in Paris and working as an assistant in various fashion houses, Sagat left the profession.
In an interview, Sagat said that he was about 23 years old at the time and that he knew people like Karl Lagerfeld and Mario Testino. He said that he had little experience in fashion, did not speak English well and was unsure about the work, so he was not given the opportunities he wanted, it cost him money to work in the fashion industry because he was not paid for his work, he did photographic work for several French companies, but he said he was poorly treated and put his career in front of the camera on hold. At the age of twenty-five, Sagat was contacted by a French pornographic studio called Citébeur, he accepted their offer and, a few weeks performed in his first adult film under the screen name Azzedine. It became an instant success, Sagat decided to seek a full-time job in the porn industry. After several films with Citébeur as Azzedine, he was invited to move to the USA and, shot his first scene for the porn film Arabesque by Raging Stallion Studios using his birth name François Sagat.
He stayed with Raging Stallion Studios for 2005–2006 before becoming an exclusive porn star at Titan Media in 2007 doing films for the TitanMen series. After retiring from the adult industry, he staged his comeback in late 2008 and has appeared in the TitanMen video, Full Access, in a scene with fellow porn star Matthew Rush; as a pornographic actor, he was both top and bottom and performed BDSM. Although known for his gay movies, he has appeared in a few bisexual scenes, most notably in the film Gay Arab Club. In November 2011, Titan Media announced that Sagat would return to adult films as a performer, as a director and producer, his film François Sagat's Incubus was released in two parts, with part one released in December 2011 and part two in March 2012. On his blog, Sagat recounted the making of the film in clips. In April 2012, Sagat traveled to Brasilia in Brazil, where he held a series of shows in one event at a nightclub. Sagat recreated a sex scene from his film Incubus with Brazilian model Lucas Fox and other French actors.
In October 2011, Sagat completed production and filming of his two-part porn film series Incubus for TitanMen. The film acts as Sagat's first foray into filmmaking as writer and producer. Production on the films began in 2010. Incubus – Part One was released in December 2011 as TitanMen's holiday film. ParouTudo announced that Incubus – Part Two was expected to be released in March 2012. In support of the film, TitanMen created, in November 2011 released, a 33-minute making-of documentary showing scenes from the film and sharing Sagat's processes as it was being made. Sagat developed an acting career. In 2009, he appeared in the role of a male addict in Saw VI, the sixth installment of the Saw film series directed by Kevin Greutert. Based on this success, in 2010, he appeared in another horror movie directed by Bruce LaBruce in the lead role in L. A. Zombie where he plays role of a homeless schizophrenic man who thinks he's an alien zombie sent to earth, roaming the streets of Los Angeles trying to bring the dead back to life by engaging in homosexual sex.
He appears in the lead role in Homme au bain directed by Christophe Honoré. He plays the role of a gay hustler living with his lover. After a quarrell between the two, Emmanuel is left brokenhearted to fend for himself as Omar makes his way to Manhattan; the film separately follows the two men, discovering how their heartbreak gives way to fresh outlooks and doleful acceptance. Director Christopher Honoré told French gay website Yagg.com that he was interested in Sagat because he "redefines the notion of masculinity". Both L. A. Zombie and Homme au bain premiered at Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland in 2010, making François Sagat the only actor with two lead roles featured in two competition entries during the festival. L. A. Zombie was due to be screened during the Melbourne International Film Festival in Australia but was banned due to a ruling by Australia's Film Classification Board. In their opinion the film would be refused classification. Sagat is known for his distinctive scalp tattoo.
In a recent interview he explained that his hair began to thin out a few years ago and he felt that his head was too long and disproportional. In order to make his cranium appear more symmetrical, he decided to get a tattoo that gave the illusion of a hairy scalp, he added perpendicular lines in appreciation of hip hop style. He has another