Written By: FZ
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Producer: Harold Schneider
Screenwriter: Frank De Felitta
Date Released: September 30, 1982
Barbara Hershey as Carla Moran
Ron Silver as Dr. Phil Sneiderman
David Labiosa as Billy Moran
George Coe as Dr. Weber
Rating = 3/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
The Entity (1982) is a story about a struggling woman, Carla Moran, a single mother of three, trying to get her life back. As if that is not enough, she came face to face with an inexplicable supernatural assailant in her house. What appeared to first be a poltergeist event turned into a supernatural entity elevated to sexually assaulting her. This left her confused that she has gotten to the point where she cannot tell the fact and fantasy. However, both the unseen assailant and the painful bruises in hard-to-reach parts of her body are very real. After all attempts with psychotherapy failed, and the late-night paranormal attacks become increasingly violent, Carla has no other choice but to turn to a team of parapsychologists who offer, at least, hope for a resolution.
The film is quite disturbing and frightening in the light of an invisible intruder raping a woman six times. The rape scenes are brutal which shows graphic nudity. The most graphic scene was the third rape where she is fully nude and being raped while lying spread eagle on the bed. Not a lot of blood and gore but the rape scenes are very difficult to watch.
The Grave Review
The Entity (1982) tells the story of a single mother of three who has had a pretty rough life. Through her therapy sessions with a psychotherapist, it was revealed that she was possibly molested by her father; she was married and knocked up at 16 to an alcoholic punk (who died pretty much right after they got married); she was abandoned by the dad of her other two kids, on top of all of that, she now finds herself being abused and raped by a vengeful spirit, repeatedly. To say she’s had a rough life is putting it mildly.
The Entity (1982) is roughly based on a true story, and whether you choose to believe that it was “real” or not, this movie is seriously creepy. It is more than a disturbing premise that an angry spirit violently rapes a woman. This is one of the creepiest movies I’ve ever seen not only because of the theme but also the whole atmosphere of helplessness and desperation of the main character. From the beginning, everything about this movie is scary; the music, the lighting, and even some of the dialogue is just damn creepy.
The Entity (1982) is one of those forgotten gems of the 1980s. It is well-acted and entertaining in a disturbing way. There are some intense scenes of ghostly rape that you won’t soon forget, and images that will stay with you long after the movie’s end.
Because of the above reasons, Grave Reviews gives The Entity (1982) three graves out of five graves.
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