Carice van Houten

'Incarnate,' the latest Blumhouse shocker, takes a little too long to get to its chills

'Incarnate,' the latest Blumhouse shocker, takes a little too long to get to its chills

The latest mid-budget Blumhouse thriller “Incarnate” is a demonic possession picture for folks who’ve seen too many devil movies, and are hankering for anything new. Dense with plot and mythology, the film is refreshingly unpredictable — if only because guessing what comes next would require understanding what the hell is going on.

Aaron Eckhart plays Dr. Seth Ember, a kind of psychic scientist, who performs “evictions,” in which he enters the subconscious of the possessed and guides their souls out of the darkness. Haunted by a car accident that cost him his family and the use of his legs, Dr. Ember takes jobs in large part to hunt down his...

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