Supposedly based partially on a true story, a woman is tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon.

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Carla Moran awakens one night to find herself being beaten and raped by an unseen presence. Terrified of what's happening to her, and shunned by friends and family who think she's lost her mind, she seeks help from parapsychologists. The researchers soon discover that evil spiritual force has been drawn to Carla and is responsible for the violent attacks. The question now, however, is how do they stop it? Based on a supposedly true story. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Something evil is after Carla Moran, and it will stop at nothing to get her. See more »


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4 February 1983 (USA)  »

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This movie was originally planned to be released in 1981 but did not debut in theaters until late 1982, with some territories including Australian and its American release in the U.S. not launching until early 1983. Generally, the film was released a short time after 1982's other poltergeist movie, Poltergeist (1982). See more »

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When Carla is first attacked by the demon, she is slapped rather hard in the face and her lip is bloodied. But in the subsequent scenes and the days following, there is no mark on her lip. See more »

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Carla Moran: All right. All right, bastard. I've finished running. So do what you want. Take your time - buddy. Take your time. Really, I'm thankful for the, uh... rest. I'm so... tired of being scared. So it's all right, it really is, it's all right. You can, uh, do anything you want to me, you can, uh, torture me, kill me, anything. But you can't have me. You cannot touch me.
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Carla Moran: That's mine.
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Tou Can't Have Me
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Unusual and startingly daring horror film
23 May 2004 | by (Mississippi,United States) – See all my reviews

As I viewed this film, I felt appalled yet effected by it. Anytime a woman is sexually taken advantage of, the reaction isn't forthcoming. Couple that with the fact that the woman is taken advantage of by a paranormal entity and you have a whole different experience on your hands. The film shook me to the very core for the unusual "invisible" rape scenes that occur are chilling and hard to forget. The film is a horror film at the very core, but daring to dive headfirst into the subject matter. It is unflinching and haunting. It is badly uneven and at times has some cooky dialogue. The makers claim this film is based on fact which only adds to the film's underlying theme. The ending is quite bad and ruins the film from being totally mind thumping. Plus it is hard to swallow. But Barbara Hershey is outstanding and never comes off hammy or over-the-top. I really must offer restraint to those who are easily disturbed or squeamish. ****/*****


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