The Entity

Film

Horror films

 

Time Out says

Perhaps any movie with such a wretched central idea (woman sexually assaulted by an invisible demon), supposedly based on fact or not, deserved the feminist picket-line which attended its West End screening. But for reasons that may be fortuitous, The Entity doesn't emerge quite as one-dimensionally nasty as its synopsis suggests. The film's men are so uniformly creepy, and its heroine so strong and sympathetic, that apart from a couple of unpleasant moments the story often seems less like horror than feminist parable, especially when Hershey (giving a fine performance) is reduced to a laboratory object with her home recreated in the psychology department. None of this may be intended, of course, but it goes to show that commercial movies sometimes hit spots that more intentionally didactic efforts can't reach.
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Release details

UK release:

1981

Duration:

125 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Sidney J Furie

Cast:

Margeret Blye, George Coe, David Labiosa, Ron Silver, Barbara Hershey, Jacqueline Brooks

Music:

Charles Bernstein

Production Designer:

Charles Rosen

Editor:

Frank J Urioste

Cinematography:

Stephen H Burum

Screenwriter:

Frank De Felitta

Producer:

Harold Schneider

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