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Sidney J. FurieLife and Films$
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Daniel Kremer

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813165967

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813165967.001.0001

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Cool Sounds from Hell

Cool Sounds from Hell

The Entity

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(p.265) Chapter 10 Cool Sounds from Hell
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Sidney J. Furie
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Daniel Kremer

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813165967.003.0011

Furie is cast at bay for a time, attempting to put a project together and trying to reconcile the stigma attached to his name. Another chance at redemption arrives with The Entity (1982), a risky horror film involving a woman who is repeatedly raped and assaulted by an invisible demon. The highly stylish film stands as one of Furie’s better production experiences, and the film is met with mixed reviews and respectable box-office (and gains a solid reputation with the passing of years). He follows this up with Purple Hearts (1984), a Vietnam War romance between a Navy M.D. and an Army nurse. This film is panned and barely returns its scant original investment.

Keywords:   Horror, feminism, rape, feminist, supernatural, demon

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