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The Entity (1982)

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

Director:

Sidney J. Furie

Writers:

Frank De Felitta (novel) (as Frank DeFelitta), Frank De Felitta (screenplay) (as Frank DeFelitta)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Hershey ... Carla Moran
Ron Silver ... Phil Sneiderman
David Labiosa ... Billy
George Coe ... Dr. Weber
Margaret Blye ... Cindy Nash
Jacqueline Brookes ... Dr. Cooley
Richard Brestoff ... Gene Kraft
Michael Alldredge ... George Nash
Raymond Singer ... Joe Mehan
Allan Rich ... Dr. Walcott
Natasha Ryan ... Julie
Melanie Gaffin ... Kim
Alex Rocco ... Jerry Anderson
Sully Boyar ... Mr. Reisz
Tom Stern ... 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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The ultimate story of supernatural terror! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El ente See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,685,654, 6 February 1983

Gross USA:

$13,277,558

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,277,558
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

For the scenes where the entity assaults Carla Moran, the visual effects team designed a prosthetic breastplate and full body that could be "indented" from below... pretending fingers that "touch" her body. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Cindy: Beautiful day outside, isn't it? Nothing like good old southern California for lots of sunshine!
Carla Moran: I was raped.
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Poor, Poor Pitiful Me
Written by Warren Zevon (uncredited)
Performed by Linda Ronstadt
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Disturbing recreation of apparently true events
1 January 2007 | by mjw2305See 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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