The horror world is inundated with stories about demons and exorcisms and most of these films are not typically very scary. However, throw a clever sci-fi angle into the mix and you have me intrigued (some people just know that good sci-fi is my Achilles’ heel). Incarnate is a new film trying to do this and stars Aaron Eckhart as an exorcist who uses cutting-edge tech to enter the mind of the possessed to cast out demons. But he meets his match in a young boy played by Gotham‘s David Mazouz (love the Batman connection here), who is possessed by an ultra-powerful demon.
The film has an Inception type context with demons thrown in and will probably blur the lines between what is real and what is part of the boys minds. It certainly looks interesting and stands out from the host of horror films we are used to seeing – let’s hope it is good to boot as well.
Incarnate is produced by Jason Blum and directed by Brad Peyton (San Andreas), from a script by Ronnie Christensen (Passengers).
Here’s the official synopsis:
Confined to a wheelchair after a horrific accident, Dr. Seth Ember (Aaron Eckhart) is an “Incarnate” — gifted with the rare ability to delve into the minds of possessed people in order to exorcise their demons from the inside out. When the Vatican enlists him to exorcise a particularly troubled young boy, Ember is shocked to discover inside him the same evil spirit responsible for the death of his wife and child years before. Now, with the young boy’s life in his hands and his own personal redemption at stake, Ember desperately searches for a way to destroy the demon before it kills him and unleashes its terror upon the world…
The film is due out in the US on Sept 30th. No word on a local release date as of yet.
Last Updated: May 18, 2016