For today’s Horror on the Lens, we present Incubus, an odd little film from 1966. William Shatner plays a soldier who, along with his sister, visits a mysterious village that has magical, healing water. (Shatner has been wounded in battle and wants to be healed.) However, the village is also home to a succubus who wants to seduce Shatner and lead him to Hell.
Incubus is memorable for three reasons. First off, you’ve got William Shatner giving a very Shatnerish performance. Secondly, legendary cinematographer Conrad Hall gave this film a very dream-like feel. And third, this is one of the four movies to have been filmed in Esperanto, a so-called international language that has never really caught on.
That’s right! This movie has subtitles! But, so what? Who hasn’t wanted to see William Shatner act in Esperanto?