Sunday, August 19, 2012
I can't conclude this review without mentioning the Incubus curse. I must precede the following information with the disclaimer that I don't believe in curses. Life is hard and often terrible and if you live long enough, many shitty things will happen to you, and then you will die. That is a big part of what life is, for everyone. I also need to point out that many people involved with Incubus experienced long, successful lives, including Shatner, Conrad Hall, and Leslie Stevens. However, so many colossal misfortunes befell so many people involved with Incubus and the actual film itself that it makes the so-called Poltergeist curse look like a cool glass of skimmed milk on a pleasant spring day in an idyllic meadow near a gentle stream.
Here's a link. Frontiere's luck got worse, though it was his own damn fault, in the 1970s. He was convicted and spent some time in prison for scalping thousands of Super Bowl tickets. At the time, his wife was co-owner of the St. Louis Rams. So far, so unlucky, but things are about to get tragic. A few weeks after filming completed, Ann Atmar, the woman who portrayed Arndis, committed suicide. A few months later, Milos Milos, the titular incubus, murdered his girlfriend, Carolyn Mitchell Rooney, estranged then-wife of Mickey Rooney, and then killed himself. A few years later, the 17-year-old daughter of Eloise Hardt (Amael), was kidnapped from the driveway of her home and murdered. The killer was never caught. Now that I've depressed you all, I bid you farewell until the next post.