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The Entity (1982)

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Supposedly based partially on a true story, 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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Dr. Weber
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Jacqueline Brookes ...
Dr. Cooley
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Gene Kraft
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George Nash
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Joe Mehan
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Dr. Walcott
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Melanie Gaffin ...
Kim
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Jerry Anderson
Sully Boyar ...
Mr. Reisz
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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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A Story So Shocking, So Threatening, It Will Frighten You Beyond All Imagination See more »


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4 February 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ente  »

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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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This film was made and released about four years after its source novel of the same name by Frank De Felitta was first published in 1978. A frequent dust-jacket blurb for the book read, "Beyond physical reality, beyond ecstasy and pain, to a dark netherworld of psycho-sexual truth." 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 »

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The Entity: Welcome home, cunt.
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Spoofed in Scary Movie 2 (2001) See more »

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Tou Can't Have Me
Performed by Risky Shift
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Disturbing recreation of apparently true events
1 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

'The Entity' is a disturbing account of what are supposed to be true events, obviously they are the usual dramatisation's and alterations to the plot to heighten the viewing experience, but it's still a damn good film.

Barbara Hershey gives the performance of her life as the frightened character of Carla, who grows and evolves as the film moves forward. She is adequately supported by the rest of the cast who all play likable characters, except for the doctor; he just becomes annoying and ultimately ends up looking very stupid.

Unfortunately the special effects have not withstood the test of time very well, they aren't laughably bad by any stretch of the imagination, but they really do look pretty tired now.

Overall 'The Entity' is an under-rated film that is actually one of the best horror movies of the 80's. It has great tension that starts right from the word 'action', it successfully grabs your attention and doesn't let you go and it's very graphic and disturbing in the way a horror movie should be.

8/10 brilliant supernatural Horror


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