FORCED ENTRY (1975)
Article 2214 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 4-8-2007
Posting Date: 9-4-2007
Directed by JIm Sotos
Featuring Tanya Roberts, Ron Max, Nancy Allen
A serial rapist is on the loose. He begins to stalk a housewife.
It is possible to make a movie on such an unpleasant subject if you find some way to make it worth the trouble of seeing it. It could have a real insight into the psyche of the perpetrator, or it could be stylistically fascinating, or it could have a real cathartic effect once it’s all over, just to name a few. However, if the movie does nothing more than stick us with this unpleasant character for the length of the movie, than I have little use for it, and that’s what this movie does. Yes, the rapist is fairly creepy, but it’s a one-note type of creepiness that doesn’t change for the length of the movie. I didn’t anticipate enjoying this film and I didn’t; nor did I get anything out of it to make the watching of it worth the effort. The nicest thing I can say about it is that it is easier to take than the movie of which it is a remake, a hardcore porno version of the story which I inadvertently stumbled upon while hunting for this one, and which dwells endlessly on the explicit details of the rapes. Quite frankly, I’m glad to be done with both of them.
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