New demon, new nightmare
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. Written by Anonymous (www.imdb.com)
Robert Englund lackadaisically earns a paycheck and Joey Fatone attempts to act while a confused director unsuccessfully tries to get scares out of an incomprehensible and poorly written script.
Robert Englund was actually pretty good in this, but Joey Fatone? Cmon....
The wispy whiteness of Robert Englund’s latter-life beard might suggest a wizened veteran of the horror genre, but it’s films the like of Inkubus that make one wonder whether the ludicrous trajectory of the Nightmare series hasn’t blinded him to what true horror really is. Taking the titular role of an ancient demon who arrives in a Rhode Island police station in the dead of night to confess his crimes, Englund is the best thing in a very bad film indeed, bestowing a menacing presence on a story unworthy of an actor of his stature. Director Glenn Ciano never manages to make it all seem anything other than silly, his scares limp and lifeless, his gore abundant and asinine, his plotting scattered and soporific. William Forsythe is uncharacteristically awful as the detective with prior experience of the demon’s mind games, doing very little to make his underwritten character any little bit more interesting.
If you're planning on watching this for Englund, don't.
He looks like a gay hamster with a goatee here. And acts like one as well.
The great Robert Englund is wonderfully hammy in this, but the movie ultimately feels like they ran out of money before shooting a proper ending. A disappointment.