Depending on your personal tastes, the teaming of Blumhouse Tilt and WWE is either the coolest possible thing or the worst possible thing. Personally, I think it’s pretty cool but I do have my reservations — all of which basically boil down to the fact that horror is so dependent on cinematic execution. I mean, we’ve all seen plenty of horror films about demonic possession and exorcisms that a film like Incarnate is going to rely entirely on the ability of director Brad Peyton to mine the film’s premise for horror.
Peyton is taking a massive step down in terms of scale considering that his last film was the special effects-laden blockbuster San Andreas, and all of the director’s previous work hasn’t been in the horror genre, so it’s not like there can be expectations of what Peyton might bring to Incarnate. I’m certainly curious.
Headlining Incarnate is Aaron Eckhart, probably best known for his portrayal of Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight. The veteran actor will be playing a scientist with the ability to enter the subconscious of those possessed by the demons, and we’re all hoping Eckhart can return to form after a rough couple of recent outings, including the bewildering I, Frankenstein. Costarring with Eckhart are Carice Van Houten, Catalina Sandino Moreno, David Mazouz, Keir O’Donnell, Matt Nable, and John Pirruccello.
Incarnate possesses theaters nationwide on September 30th, 2016.
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The official synopsis for Incarnate:
A scientist with the ability to enter the subconscious minds of the possessed must save a young boy from the grips of a demon with powers never seen before, while facing the horrors of his past.