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Old 23rd November 2008, 03:08 PM
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this is a title i keep seeing in hmv, picking up and then putting back.
is it worth a watch?
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Old 23rd November 2008, 03:15 PM
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Quite simply: HELL YES!!!!!!!

I absolutly luv that film! It is incredibly suspenseful and really makes you feel and emphasise with the lead characters. Personally I think it is brilliant and horribly under-rated. It is also quite genuinely scary at times (esp. if you believe in the supernatural etc) and has a great story. The score to the film is brilliant and so is the direction (the huge juxtaposition caused when the 'spirit' comes and attacks the woman and her family).

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Old 23rd November 2008, 03:17 PM
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thats me sold then i guess.
supernatural horror generally freaks me out a bit. one not to watch with the mrs im guessing?
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Old 23rd November 2008, 03:17 PM
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It is indeed. It's based on a true story about a woman who allegedly repeatedly got sexually assaulted by a poltergeist/ evil force and it's a pretty decent film (although a tad over long IMO) Still, it's definately worth a watch and deserves a place in the collection.
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Old 23rd November 2008, 03:19 PM
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thats me sold then i guess.
supernatural horror generally freaks me out a bit. one not to watch with the mrs im guessing?
Definately not My girlfriend hated it and found it really disturbing.
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Old 23rd November 2008, 03:21 PM
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right, i'll see what she thinks of the premise first then.
supernatural stuff really gets her spooked, she totally freaked out when we watched White noise and i had to switch it off
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Old 23rd November 2008, 03:29 PM
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right, i'll see what she thinks of the premise first then.
supernatural stuff really gets her spooked, she totally freaked out when we watched White noise and i had to switch it off
Shit. I wouldn't recommend watching this with her then jim . The scenes where the female character gets raped and assaulted by the poltergeist are pretty nasty. Personally it didnt affect me but I guess watching this film is quite a different experience for girls.
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Old 23rd November 2008, 03:33 PM
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yeah i would imagine so!
cant say i was too gutted to have to switch off white noise though ya kno? haha
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Old 23rd November 2008, 06:36 PM
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One of the best supernatural films of the 1980s.Barbara Hershey is superb in this,as are Stan Winston's mk-up effects during the assaults.The widescreen dvd is a vast improvement over the old Fox tapes too.There are also a couple of good jumps which are also pretty effective.I also quite like The Incubus starring John Cassavates but it's not a patch on this particular film.The author of the original book & screenplay also directed the excellent TVM Dark Night Of The Scarecrow.
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Old 23rd November 2008, 10:32 PM
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"The Entity" is one of my Mrs fav horror films. The rape aspect has never bothered her but the voice that is heard during the film is a different matter. A definite classic in my opinion.
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