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The Entity (1982)

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A woman is tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon.

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(novel) (as Frank DeFelitta), (screenplay) (as Frank DeFelitta)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Carla Moran
... Phil Sneiderman
... Billy
... Dr. Weber
... Cindy Nash
Jacqueline Brookes ... Dr. Cooley
... Gene Kraft
... George Nash
... Joe Mehan
... Dr. Walcott
... Julie
Melanie Gaffin ... Kim
... Jerry Anderson
Sully Boyar ... Mr. Reisz
... Woody Browne
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Storyline

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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There is no escape from something you cannot see See more »


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4 February 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ente  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,685,654, 6 February 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,277,558
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A whole dream sequence where Carla was forced to have incestuous thoughts about her son by the Entity was dropped for the movie by director Sidney J. Furie, because it was too sexually controversial at that time. This was despite the then recently released Bernardo Bertolucci film, Luna (1979), which examined a mother-son relationship and also being from the same 20th Century Fox studio. See more »

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Near end of film the scientist gives exhibition of liquid Helium and states temperature of -473 F. Liquid Helium is actually only -457 F, and "absolute zero" of -459 F has never been attained. See more »

Quotes

Carla Moran: I mean I'd rather be dead than living the way I've been living. Do you understand that?
Phil Sneiderman: Yes, I can understand that. Yes. I also understand that I care very much what happens to you. Very much. And I know that in your heart you know the difference between reality and fantasy. Carla, look at me, Carla - our reason, our intelligence:That's the only thing that distinguishes us between any other species of animal, Carla - I care about you! Carla, don't close yourself off now. It's real important, ...
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Referenced in Somewhere Down the Road with Charles Bernstein (2016) See more »

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Saturday Nite's All Right For Fighting
Performed by Elton John
Courtesy of This Record Co., Ltd.
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This Movie Still Haunts Me 20+ Years Later
4 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

This was the scariest film I have ever seen. And I have seen pretty much, every horror film made in the last 20 years. As a woman, the thought of an unseen entity consistently sexually abusing you is about the most horrifying thing I can think of. The scenes where she was being touched by the unseen being in bed next to her husband or in front of other people still haunt me today. And that first rape scene was horrifying. I still get the chills every time I think of this film. And after 20 years to still remember most of the scenes in detail is pretty incredible. There are not many films I can say that about. I sometimes think I might want to watch this film again, but then again, maybe not.... at least the images have faded a bit now after 20 years.


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