Featured In Issue 216, April/May 2017

WSR Score4
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Intense sequins of horror violence, terror, disturbing images, brief strong language, sensuality and thematic elements.
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In Incarnate, a young 11-year-old boy (Mazouz) shows terrifying signs of demonic possession. An unconventional exorcist is called upon to face the evil that lives within. Dr, Seth Ember (Eckhart), who uses science instead of religion to tap into the mind of the possessed to remove the demon from their subconscious, is called upon by the Vatican to expel the malevolent spirit. When Ember enters the mind of the boy, to attack the vengeful demon, he finds himself facing the battle of his life and the horrors of his own past. (Gary Reber)

Special features include a making-of featurette (HD 07:11), upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy. Both the theatrical version (01:26:36) and the unrated version (01:27:03) are available.

The 2.40:1 1080p AVC picture is rendered with a natural color palette that exhibits a dark, drab mysterious appearance. The interiors, where the “extraction” is performed, are darkened for effect and mood. Hues are strongly saturated, such as blood and particular objects, and as well during a carnival sequence. Fleshtones are naturally rendered. Contrast is good, with deep blacks and decent shadow delineation. Resolution is excellent throughout. This is a picture that delivers a sense of haunting and horrific imagery visualized in darkened environments, highlighted with effective lighting effects for stylization. The result is effectively stimulating. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic sounding, with a continuous low-frequency foundation delivered through the orchestral score and sound effects, with intensified deep .1 LFE. Both the music and sound effects project a strong enveloping soundfield. Atmospherics are quite realistic, such as the sounds of the city. Surround envelopment projects both discrete and diffused effects. Dialogue is consistently intelligible with generally good spatial delineation. This is an intensely emotional holosonic® soundtrack experience that effectively projects demonic horror. (Gary Reber)