The 1982 based on a true story horror film, The Entity, terrified me as a youngster, and having dug it out of my DVD collection a few years back, I was amazed at how good this film still was. It has stood the test of time well, and delivers superb shocks and well crafted scares.
The central performance by Barbara Hershey was powerful stuff too, and the Sidney J. Furie directed film is still regarded as one of my favourite horror films. Needless to say, I am nervous about a remake, but according to Heat Vision, the remake is in good hands.
They reported that James Wan will produce The Entity remake, with brothers Chad and Carey Hayes writing the script. All three worked together on 2013’s best horror, The Conjuring, and seeing them work together on another horrific true story is very exciting.
Roy Lee, a well known name in horror who has produced a number of remakes including The Eye, Shutter, The Strangers, The Ring and The Grudge will also produce.
No cast details or director have been announced, but with the success of The Conjuring, and The Conjuring 2 in development along with Insidious: Chapter 3 and the Poltergeist remake due out this year, horror fans are getting a real taste for ghosts and haunting’s again, so I would imagine a remake of such a beloved classic will get moving very quickly.
Here’s the synopsis and trailer for the 1982 original:
Carla Moran awakens one night to find herself being beaten and raped 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 parapsychologists. The researchers soon discover that evil spiritual force has been drawn to Carla and is responsible for the violent attacks. The question now, however, is how do they stop it? Based on a supposedly true story.