February 19, 2008

...The Entity (1981)

An intense performance by Barbara Hershey is the main reason to see The Entity, a film based on the Frank De Felitta novel which is itself based on a true story. It's an atypical poltergeist story in which an unseen force repeatedly rapes Hershey's character. Although an interesting concept for an ending falls flat and the psychological versus spiritual mumbo jumbo takes over too much of an already long movie, Margaret Blye as Hershey's best friend and the very loud electronic beats that accompany each rape scene add some welcome relief from the clutter.

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