Carla Moran is a mother of three. Life is fine till one night she gets raped in
her bedroom (?) by a guy she can't see. After the act, he just 'vanishes'. She
refuses to go to a doctor even after her friend advises her. Then, the next day,
the car she's driving starts driving itself and nearly kills her. Now, she decides
to go see Dr. Steidman.
He takes some tests and sends her home. She goes to have a bath and gets raped
again. This time she is bruised very badly, and she tells the doctor that she
felt there were 3 unseen 'entities' this time. He probes her psyche, asking her
questions about her childhood etc. She tells him that her father used to hold
her in a 'bad' way, she ran away, got pregnant at 16... the works. Anyway, that
night she's raped yet again, and this time in front of her kids. She's questioned
by a panel of experts, who think she's suffering from mass delusion.
That night, the 'entity' makes love to her while she's asleep and she actually
enjoys it! The doctor tells her that this entity is a figment of her imagination,
created to represent people or things, and to probably release some pent up frustrations.
She gets angry with the doctor for suggesting that, and she decides to cooperate
with the 'entity'!
That day, she meets 2 parapsychology students from the university, who are very
interested in her story. They come to her house, and photograph some amazing phenomena
like electrical discharges etc. Then they come up with a lot of psychology and
paranormal theories, and conclude that it is probably a poltergeist - a 'naughty'
ghost. They create a setup for her to live in, so that they can isolate the 'entity'.
The climax is very good, and I won't spoil it for you!
There is one point you might not understand - during the starting credits you
are told that the story is based on the book by Frank DeFelitta, and at the end
of the movie you are told that this is a fictionalized version of a real story
that took place in October, 1976 in California. Either way, the movie is quite
For the voyeurs, Barbara Hershey's character gets raped at very regular intervals,
and there is more than enough flesh shown. Although this isn't an edge-of-the-seat
thriller, it does sustain your interest till the end. The special effects are
not too bad either. A very good movie if you've got the time to spare.