Incarnate (2016) gives an interesting twist on Exorcism that had me thinking of the Insidious franchise much of the time. And for some reason, I convinced myself that the boys were the same actors from Insidious and Sinister, which isn’t true at all; I think it’s because of the likeness among them.
Aaron Eckhart plays Dr. Seth Ember, who had figured out that when he dreams, he could connect with the realm where the parasitic entities reside; see similar to Insidious. The one called Maggie caused a head-on collision, killing his wife and son, and now he’s on the hunt for “her” to destroy her.
The thing with Incarnate that I wanted and didn’t get and that was more. There were so many missed opportunities to make this a fantastic horror film, but they saved everything for the end as they do so much these days; someone mention on a Facebook group that the individual was desensitized, maybe, that’s what’s happened with me. But anyway, if the Incarnate creators would’ve given more throughout, I would have liked it better. The way it ended was very appealing, and that’s why I don’t understand why they didn’t add more throughout.
In the end, Incarnate wasn’t a bad film. It just lacked the punch that it needed to send it over the top. For that reason, I give it the middle of the ground rating of 3 out of 5 Stars.