Tara Reid gets Downloaded in Incubus

Tara Reid has the ability to enter your dreams! Hell, I already knew that. Oh, you mean she plays a character in a movie with a badguy who does that? Uh.. I knew that.

So the idea got you interested and now you want to see it? Cinematical tells us where!

So apparently Ms. Tara Reid has a new horror flick called Incubus, and you won’t find it in theaters, on TV, or scattered amongst the DVD stacks. Nope, the only way to enjoy the flick, …. is by downloading it from AOL Red, which I’m told is AOL’s teen-centric department

Directed by first-timer Anya Camilleri and written by also-newcomer Gary Humphreys, Incubus is about a group of teens (one of whom is played by Reid, giggle) who run afoul of a psychopath who has the power to control their dreams.

Not that the idea of someone terrorizing teenagers through their dreams is an original idea, but this movie has a LOT of reasons why it makes a prime candidate for the brand new “direct to download” category.

So the director has never actually directed anything before? Only TV stuff? So what, everyone needs their first movie. Good luck to the lass. This will give him some of that much needed exposure to move on to bigger and better things.

And its written by a first timer too? Cool. Great to see new blood in the mix.

So honestly this is not something the studio sees as the biggest and best movie to ever come out, so why not use it to test the waters of AOL’s Direct to Download service instead of putting it on some shelf and never releasing it. It seems everyone lately has been working strategies for the booming downloadable content wars.

So now we get another avenue for inexperienced directors and writers to get their works out, save a TON on distribution costs, and still reach their target audience? It could catch on.

Maybe HALO should have been direct to download?

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