Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1981 Horror / Occult
movie starring Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, David Labiosa et al.
In a case of life imitating art, actor David Labiosa who plays Carla's son Billy in the film, broke his arm during a scene where he attempts to stop the "rapist" hurting his mother. This is allegedly what happened to the real-life son during a similar incident.
In Frank De Felitta's book, the woman is named Carlotta Moran. The name was changed to Carla for the film version.
Contributed by: Tom Baker
How did they do that? The scenes where you can see the invisible hands touching her were actually done to a latex "body double", molded from her real body, positioned with her real head to make a convincing effect. Wires were attached to it from underneath and when pulled by the FX guys under the bed/set, it looked just like her nude body being groped by invisible hands!!!
The bigwigs at 20th Century Fox initially shelved "The Entity" for a while after it was completed, as they felt the rape sequences were too shocking.
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When movies are made, scenes are often
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