Entity – Es gibt kein Entrinnen vor dem Unsichtbaren, das uns verfolgt (1982)

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Entity – Es gibt kein Entrinnen vor dem Unsichtbaren, das uns verfolgt: Directed by Sidney J. Furie. With Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, David Labiosa, George Coe. A woman is tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon.

“I never heard about the case before (and Iu0026#39;m too lazy to do further research) but if this story, like it claims, is indeed based on factual events, then it really is one of the greatest supernatural mysteries in the history of mankind! Barbara Hershey stars, in what unquestionably is the role of her life, as the struggling mother of three children who gets (sexually) assaulted – repeatedly – by an invisible spirit everywhere she goes. The inexplicable attacks naturally affect Carlau0026#39;s social life and pretty soon her sanity as well. When seeking for help, Carla becomes the desired study-object of scientists in several different branches, but none of them really cares for the womanu0026#39;s growing agony, since theyu0026#39;re all defending their own obnoxious u0026quot;theoriesu0026quot;. The theme and background of this remarkable film are a bit similar to Steven Spielbergu0026#39;s blockbuster u0026quot;Poltergeistu0026quot;, but thatu0026#39;s pretty much where the comparison stops. The supernatural u0026quot;horroru0026quot; in Poltergeist is childish nonsense compared to the genuinely devastating and often disturbing footage featuring in this film by Sidney J. Furie. The scenes in which Hersheyu0026#39;s character is defenselessly thrown around the room are truly rough and the sight of her being raped by something you cannot see makes you feel very, VERY uncomfortable. Despite the sleazy-sounding premise that, in the hands of other directors, easily could have resulted in an overly exploitative and graphic picture, u0026quot;The Entityu0026quot; is very suspenseful and compelling. Iu0026#39;m not even sure this movie fully qualifies as horror, as it feels a lot more like psychological drama and – at times – even like a portrait of pure feminist power. Carla Moran is such a strong woman and determined to survive this nightmare, whereas all the male characters in the story are either stubborn egoists or insensitive bastards. Their insufferable personalities are brilliantly illustrated by the camerau0026#39;s reluctance to picture them! The male characters in u0026quot;The Entityu0026quot; are often just voices off the screen or partial faces in sequences dominated by Barbara Hersheyu0026#39;s image, which is a really efficient trick actually. You canu0026#39;t possibly develop sympathy or respect for someone you canu0026#39;t initially see and, by the time they fully appear on screen, itu0026#39;s too late already. The film delivers great shocks, surprises, uncanny music and special effects and the wholesome is overall very tense. Whether truthful or not, the screenplay approaches the bizarre supernatural events with great respect and inserts absolutely no humorist situations or satirical disbelief. Itu0026#39;s a little hard to stomach sometimes and two hours of intense substance like this perhaps is too long, still, itu0026#39;s an impressive piece of 80u0026#39;s cinema.”


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