Well, I finally finished this book and it was as good as everyone said it was. And even though everyone said how terrible the movie was, I rented it tonight and will watch it sometime this weekend.
I thought this book was well crafted and liked the way it was written. I'm surprised at the number of people who didn't guess the ending, though. I didn't know the specific person before the end (I actually thought it was Aunt Agatha!), but I knew it wasn't a male because that one passage from the book stood out.
Has anyone who read this also read Taltos by Anne Rice? I seem to remember that her Taltos went on a sexual rampage that wound up killing the women it had sex with, but it's been a long while since I've read that book and my memory's probably fuzzy. Anyway, I just brought that up because I wondered if she might have lifted the idea from Russell or if this is something that is generally done by an incubus. I mean, I realize that incubuses are known for stealing sexual energy, but hadn't seen it done before where the male organ was super-big.
Anyway, I thought the book was good and just wanted to share my thoughts.
I like the movie of THE INCUBUS. I haven't read the book so I can't compare but the film is effective on its own. I don't know why it's held in such contempt. The script was intelligently written. I liked the eerie mood and the Gothic locale. John Cassavetes was very good (if slumming) and in fact was the whole show. John Ireland also stood out as the policeman. The film was well-directed by horror specialist John Hough (THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, TWINS OF EVIL, THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS, ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN) and was stylishly photographed. Maybe the film doesn't play well to readers of the book.
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