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The ultimate story of supernatural terror!
Barbara Hershey stars as Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother until the night she is raped in her bedroom by someone - or something - that she cannot see. Despite skeptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked in her car, in the bath, and in front of her children. Could this be a case of hysteria, a manifestation of childhood sexual trauma, or something even more horrific?
Took me a second to realise that this is the film from which Tscherkassky made Outer Space and I can easily see why he de-constructed this. Furie dispels any sense of safety after the first five minutes framing literally ever shot during the more intense moments in a way so as to turn everything within it into an abstraction - making us feel as though we're glancing through at Hershey from the other side. I think it's pretty much pointless to even try and judge this as simply a horror film, a label which, no doubt, brings to mind the thought that this is a piece of sensationalism that rides off a concept which sounds very much like just…
De verdad os digo que no os fiéis de ninguna crítica de 'El ente' que no destaque lo increíblemente certera que está Barbara Hershey y la absoluta excelencia de una puesta en escena que consiste en enlazar un plano perfecto detrás de otro, para crear algo que es mucho más que una película de terror con fantasmas; es un destilado perfecto de ambiguedad, histeria y tema sexual chungo. Y ojo, ya sabéis que no me importaría en absoluto que fuera SOLO una película de fantasmas, pero es que en este caso no lo es. Es mucho más.
Equal parts Posession and Poltergeist, The Entity is a disturbing horror movie that features an amazing performance by Barbara Hershey.
The Entity throws its audience into the deep end right off the bat, and from there on, pretty much anything could happen. Barbara Hershey gives all that she has to the role, and then some. Her performance makes already disturbing material all that more disturbing and hard to watch.
The Entity is not an easy watch, but it is a very interesting one.
After a lot of complaining from my part, finally my city is hosting a Horror festival! Anamoty of Fear is showing for free classic horror movies from the 80s and I decided to start with The Entity, one of the very few from their setlist I hadn't seen yet.
The Entity is absolutely fascinating! It's such a breath-taking and unconfortable experience, and what impressed me the most is how everything works perfectly, it hasn't aged a single bit. Barbara Hershey's performance is an instant favorite! There are lots of memorable moments and it is the biggest influence for one of my favorite contemporary movies, Insidious, which was quite a surprise for me. The soundtrack and the twisted camera angles stood…
So... every beat of this thing, until the huge recreation of her house in the gymnasium ending, is based on a true story...
You're lucky, movie. Real lucky.
Because, without that stone cold fact knocking you back into your chair, this film is kind of a 125-minute torture fest that ends metaphorically the same way A Serbian Film ends. (Which is to say, it won't.) Deciding to make a horror film that is non-subtextually about rape could be viewed as not-the-wisest of choices. Especially when there is never once any explanation about how or why it's happening, which always threatens to render it a gratuitous and sadistic device, and it opens a freaking huge can of worms like Ghosts Have…
dont fuck with ghosts.....
or do ?
love this film , grea special FX for 1983 and Barbara Hershey always makes me feel a little scared.. .
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
What's interesting is everyone assumes it is a ghost, or whatever. However, I stick with the notion that her mind is generating these experiences, like how hysterical pregnancies can happen in women and men.
I don't look at this as a defeated woman. Her childhood was repressive and messed her up psychologically on sex. Having this demon who rapes her is the only way she has control.
Sometimes being a "strong person" means clever ways of dealing with what is and the things we can't change.
The reason why sexual abuse is so horrible is it will never change throughout a person's life. The demon is there. Taking advantage of someone, especially at an early age, is cruel and unusual because the perpetrator is having an overwhelming influence on the trajectory of that person's whole rest of their life.
Because the ghost rape market segment was underrepresented.
Don't you just love discovering a decent horror flick from decades past?I know that i do. This was one of those. It helps that the demonic/poltergeist phenomena sub-genre is one of my favorites. Hershey gives a compelling performance. Great pacing, cinematography and score. Fairly certain the Entity motif score has been lifted and utilized in other recent films.
Recuerdo haber visto el final por TV hace mucho tiempo, fuera de contexto, y la impresión fue muy tenue, como engullida por los lugares comunes del subgénero, habidos y por haber. Ahora, muchos años después, y tras la revalorización que supuso que Peter Tscherkassky concibiera Outer Space en 1999, parecía el momento adecuado para echar un vistazo y dejarse noquear. !Y de qué forma!: Sabía por palabra de Martin Scorsese (poco más había leído acerca) que The Entity era una película sobre el abuso sexual, aunque de entrada no esperaba que lo fuese de forma tan directa, esperaba algún tipo de subtexto, pero ya desde los primeros minutos tiene lugar una violación...sobrenatural y lejos de caer en el ridículo o…
Trigger warning for r*pe
Like a combination of The Exorcist and Demon Seed. The Entity is about a woman who finds herself sexually assaulted in her bedroom. When her children clearly cannot see any evidence of the culprit making his escape, the best explanation seems to be some kind of 'entity'.
It's actually a pretty compelling idea. Albeit utterly horrible. Sexual assault is particularly horrifying because of the sense of powerlessness of the victim. But at least you can see your assailant coming. But here, the assailant can appear at any time and can never actually be seen.
The film also establishes early on that this entity is not confined to the house. This is important because, moreso than ever,…
It feels incredible that this film ever got made - a film presented as a 'true story' about the real or imagined supernatural rape of a single mother, that opens itself up to huge criticism over treating such a grisly exploitation as a shlock horror. In some ways it's guilty as charged, yet Hershey's central performance is incredible I think, and actually manages to be thoughtful and nuanced in a film that maybe is neither at heart. What is fascinating in retrospect is that the film is based around two false beliefs, that of a supernatural force, and of the now-discredited Freudian analysis of the 'doctors' who treat the victim. And it's a film that thoroughly presents the supernatural angle…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
That's the rapist ghost movie, which has the famous scene of Barbara Hershey rubber breasts. Good story - they say it's true - that should've been very scary at the time, mainly for the chicks. Nowadays it looks kind of dated, but it's a good movie.
"The Entity" is a film that has never really gotten a lot of respect from me over the years, but all of that changed with my most recent viewing. I saw it with a fresh set of eyes and appreciated it for the first time ever.
It's gotten a bad rap for the demoralizing and graphic rape scenes, and they are indeed hard to watch, but the rest of the film is simply riveting. Barbara Hershey gives such a strong central performance, pretty much carrying the entire film on her own, that it's hard to view her character as a victim. She's smart and strong-willed, and because of that, I was rooting for her the whole way.
The film is…
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