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 Tom Stern ... Woody Browne
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Storyline

As if struggling to make ends meet and trying to get her life back on track wasn't enough, the hard-working single mother of three, Carla Moran, finds herself with the back to the wall when she comes face-to-face with an inexplicable supernatural incident. Sexually assaulted in her locked-up home, Carla is having a hard time telling the difference between fact and fantasy; however, both the unseen assailant and the painful bruises in hard-to-reach parts of her body are very real. Now--as 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. But, is there an escape from abstract evil? Can Carla beat the Entity? Written by Nick Riganas

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Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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: Your halo is burning.
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Tou Can't Have Me
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Scary in an interesting way
25 October 2000 | by jhaggardjrSee all my reviews

"The Entity" is a well made horror film about a supernatural phenomenon tormenting a woman by sexually attacking her repeatedly. The thing that strikes me interesting about this movie is that it's supposedly based on fact! Barbara Hershey gives a very strong performance as Carla Moran, the woman who one night has her life turned upside down when she's raped by an unseen mass. And this invisible visitor has no intentions of leaving her alone! She seeks help first from a psychiatrist (played by Ron Silver) who she feels ain't helping her. Then she runs into a group of parapsychologists who think have a solution to get rid of this entity. "The Entity" is quite scary in certain spots helped occasionally by an eerie and overbearing music score. There are some scenes that are kind of laughable, but for me "The Entity" provided more scares than laughs. Hershey gives a terrific performance in an early film role that could have been demeaning but isn't. The nude scenes are either the use of a body double or a make-up puppet. And when you watch this scenes, you can see it can't be Hershey's body your looking at. "The Entity" has a few silly moments, but all-in-all it's an effective horror film.

*** (out of four)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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