Saturday, October 16, 2010

Movie News: Inkubus and Infected

I was lucky enough to attend a panel at the New York Comic Con, featuring up and coming director Glenn Ciano, as he discussed his two upcoming projects, Inkubus and Infected.  I was really unfamiliar with both of these movies, which is crazy considering how many popular horror actors are in them.  It just seems the buzz hasn't really been too heavy around these two flicks, but let's get some started.  First off, Inkubus.

Inkubus stars Robert Englund, and also features William Forsythe, Joey Fatone (seriously) and Tom DeNucci.

Here's the plot summary from IMDB:

"Inkubus tells the story of a skeleton crew, including officers Caretti and Cole, working the final shift of a closing police station. This night takes a gruesome turn when a demon named Inkubus calmly walks in with the severed head of a murdered girl. He allows himself to be restrained and begins to confess his litany of crimes. Why? Inkubus wants his one phone call to contact the single detective who almost caught him some thirteen years ago. They have unfinished business that will reopen a haunting unsolved murder. The cops unlucky enough to be present are fated to participate in, and witness, Inkubus' crowning achievement of murder, gore, and mayhem."

We saw the preview for this (there's a crappy recorded version available here: and this thing looks pretty freakin' badass.  Robert Englund is doing his best to play the super creeper and I'd say he's still got it.  Glenn Ciano said that they're hoping to premiere it at the NYC Horror Film Festival, which is taking place November 10-14. 

Next up, Infected.  Now I would say there's even less information available on this flick, as they only started filming it last Monday.  However, we were able to get an inside scoop at the panel.  This isn't going to be the typical zombie movie.  It's going to be kind of a lyme disease gone wild type of deal, where some crazy strain of the sickness makes people go all kinds of bananas.  There's an awesome cast featuring Michael Madsen, William Forsythe, Christy Carlson Romano, Tom DeNucci, and Joey Fatone.

Looks like Glenn Ciano is fixing to be the next Rob Zombie, using repeat actors in his movies.  Not that I have a problem with that ;o)  However, if you want my honest opinion, the title could use a little work.  There have been three "Infected"s in the last 5 years and I really think this movie can stand out due to it's premise.  Just my two cents.

This is filming in Rhode Island as we speak, and Ciano promises it will be bloody, gory, and exciting.  He also hinted to the fact that this could be part of a trilogy, 28 Days/Weeks/Months-style.  I'm looking forward to it.