Culver City Is a Nightmare
11547 Braddock Drive. There's a little yellow house at that address in suburban Culver City where Doris Bither lived. It's the house in which she was allegedly sexually assaulted by a ghost in the mid-'70s and it's the story on which Sidney J. Furie's 1982 "supernatural suspense movie" The Entity was based. It's being screened for its de facto 30th anniversary, and 30 years have not dulled the nauseating, tasteless concept of ghost rape, with Barbara Hershey starring as the Bither-based Carla Moran. During the filming there were all sorts of unexplained violent happenings on-set; its most notorious scene that of Hershey's breasts being mauled by the Stan Winstongenerated effects was one of the film's selling points among young males who had to talk older males into sneaking them past the R rating in the theatres. Also tonight: composer Charles Bernstein in person, talking about his work scoring horror films in the '80s (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Love at First Bite) and explaining how the music from the pulse-pounding "bath attack" scene showed up in Inglourious Basterds. Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave.; Fri., Dec. 28, mid.; $12. (323) 655-2510, cinefamily.org.
Fri., Dec. 28, 11:59 p.m., 2012
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