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The Entity
The Entity
Actors: Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, David Labiosa, George Coe, Margaret Blye
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror
R     2005     2hr 5min

Carla Moran awakens one night to find herself being assaulted 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 parapsycholog...  more »


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Actors: Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, David Labiosa, George Coe, Margaret Blye
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 05/03/2005
Original Release Date: 02/04/1983
Theatrical Release Date: 02/04/1983
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 2hr 5min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 17
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Steven H. (sehamilton) from BIRMINGHAM, AL
Reviewed on 6/16/2009...
I found this to be one of the better movies dealing with the supernatural. Barbara Hershey's performance was very believable. A definite must-see for anyone who enjoys this niche of the horror genre.
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Movie Reviews

Not like anything else you've seen!
Dawn Marakby | Doha, Qatar | 11/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a huge fan of 70's horror movies, and am always searching for some new treasure. This movie is even more frightening than normal when you consider that it is based on a true story. It shook me quite a bit when I first saw it. Be warned that some scenes are very sexual in nature and disturbing. It's not gratutious sex like most bad "horror" flicks today. The movie depicts a woman who moves into a new house with her two children and after some time begins to be attacked by an unseen entity. She is left raped and bruised and thinking she's going out of her mind. The rape scenes are very tastefully done, but are hard to watch when you think that this supposedly really happened. It is not a movie for children. As an adult, I had to sleep with the lights on after the movie and really had a hard time being alone for a few days. This is not a blood-letting fest, it's not a teen sex/slasher film, and it's not a dark assylum like setting. It's a film that is at the top of my list of all time favorite truely scary, "can't go the bathroom alone" kind of movies.
By the way, if you liked this movie then you should try to get your hands on a made for TV movie called "Don't be afraid of the Dark". It scared me to death as a child, so much so that I remembered the name all these 20 some years. When I finally saw it again as an adult, it was still pretty creepy and worth the search."
An Eerie Movie That Will Stay With You!!!
Guido | NY United States | 06/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw a part of this movie when I was a lot younger maybe six or seven and I remember I couldn't watch anymore of it because it scared me. All I saw was this woman screaming and being thrown all over the place by an unseen evil. I didn't even know what was going on. Almost 20 years later I rented The Entity to watch it in it's entirety.Barbara Hershey stars as a single mother, with a checkered past, trying to raise her son and two daughters. One night as she's getting ready to go to bed an unseen force throws her across the room and smothers her with a pillow while raping her. She has no idea what has just happened and believes someone must've broken into the house. Upon finding that there was no entry into the house she believes maybe it's some sort of demon. At first she's hesitant to seek psychiatric help but after a second attack in her car she believes she has no alternative. She begins seeing a psychiatrist (Ron Silver). He tries to help by having her go into great detail about her past, telling her that these attacks are all in her mind. However, the more details she drudges up, the more frequent and violent the attacks become. The movie is over 2 hours long so I could talk about the story forever. The Entity is powerful, mysterious and intense right up until the ending, which I thought was frustrating and a disappointment. I also thought that the music was perfect in this movie especially during the attack scenes. It is a highly intensive flick, it's definitely NOT for younger viewers. I guess the frightening thing about this movie is that was based on a true story. Whatever it is, The Entity is definitely worth seeing and I'm sure it's a movie you won't soon forget."
Great Movie
Guido | 10/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What makes this movie great is that it is based on a true story.It's hard to believe this really happened!!The acting was very good and Barbara Hershey was terrific."