When we asked our followers and supporters to vote for their favourite classic horror era, the overwhelming majority chose the 1980′s – a controversial choice to some who regard “classic horror” as being anywhere from the silents through to the seventies but not beyond. At the Classic Horror Campaign our cut-off point tends to be 1980 but we allow the occasional eighties classic to slip through; as time moves on the eighties has become a classic and bygone era to many.
The Entity was made in 1981 but not released in most territories until 1982 and ’83 possibly due to the controversial nature of its subject matter. Based on a supposedly true story The Entity tells of a young mother who is repeatedly raped and assaulted by a demonic spirit and is the lead story on the cover of the latest issue of Rue Morgue magazine. We often like to feature horror movie magazines old and new on this site (and on our sister site Cyberschizoid) which we think would be of particular interest to classic horror film fans and Rue Morgue strikes a good balance between past cult classics and the contemporary horror scene. As well as an in-depth look back at The Entity, including the last-ever interview with the films director Sidney J Furie, issue 124 also includes a fascinating look at 25 classic horror films that are now considered lost forever – did you know that there was a Japanese remake of King Kong in 1933 or an RKO adaptation of classic horror tale The Monkey’s Paw (also in 1933) ?
We shall be reviewing The Entity in the near future but in the meantime you can get the low-down behind the film in Rue Morgue and view the trailer below. If there are any classic horror films that you would particularly like to see us review or look at in-depth then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet us @horrorcampaign or post on our Facebook page.