OK. So to me, THE ENTITY was the scariest movie I’d ever seen. Just barely behind that is THE EXORCIST. The key difference is, I’ve only seen THE ENTITY once and it was at the very impressionable age of around 12 years old. I’d seen THE EXORCIST around the same time, but never had the courage to revisit it until “The Version You’ve Never Seen” was released in theaters. That was my 2nd time seeing it and then when that DVD was released, I revisited once more. (Unlike EXORCIST 3: LEGION which is one of my favorite horror movies and which I’ve seen a dozen times, even though it has one of the greatest on-screen scares ever!)
THE ENTITY was different though. Perhaps it was the fact that it was “based on a true story”. And perhaps it was the mere idea of a ghost following this poor woman around and constantly raping her that never sat right with me. I’ve been too terrified to revisit it ever since. And worse, what if I watch it now and… well, it’s not nearly as scary as I remembered?
For a while that wasn’t a problem. Anchor Bay Entertainment had put out a DVD of THE ENTITY and it swiftly went out of print and has been rather difficult to track down unless you were willing to drop $40-$50 bucks on a copy. Well, as of this last Tuesday I have no more excuses. Anchor Bay has finally re-released THE ENTITY on DVD at an affordable low price AND even given it the Blu-Ray treatment.
Below is the synopsis and Blu-Ray cover. Do you remember your first time seeing THE ENTITY? Share it with us below in the comments!
Synopsis: Oscar-nominee Barbara Hershey (Black Swan, Insidious) stars as Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother until the night she is raped in her bedroom by someone — or something — that she cannot see. Despite skeptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked in her car, in the bath, and in front of her children. Could this be a case of hysteria, a manifestation of childhood sexual trauma, or something even more horrific? Now with a group of daring parapsychologists, Carla will attempt an unthinkable experiment: to seduce, trap and ultimately capture the depraved spectral fury that is THE ENTITY. Ron Silver (Reversal of Fortune, Ali) co-stars in this supernatural shocker directed by Sidney J. Furie (Iron Eagle, The Ipcress File) from a screenplay by Frank De Felitta (Audrey Rose), based on his bestselling novel.