Carrie White is a shy young girl who doesnt make friends easily. After her class mates taunt her about her horrified reaction to her totally unexpected first period one of them takes pity on her and gets Tommy Ross, her boyfriend and class hunk to invite Carrie to the senior prom. Meanwhile another girl who has been banned from the prom for her continued aggressive behaviour is not as forgiving and plans a trick to embarrass Carrie in front of the whole school. What she doesnt realise is that Carrie is ... gifted, and you really dont want to get her angry.
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The only flaw of this Brian Depalma vehicle is...dare I say this...the story? Yup, telekinetic devil child? It's certainly not boring but I almost can't possibly grant it a five star rating. I'm going to anyway. King's first novel is not his best, but it is still very good. I will assert that the film is actually better and Carrie is one of the best adaptations of a King novel ever made into a film. My hats off to Depalma for creating one of the scariest films of all time in the process. I'm a huge horror fan, so Carrie has quite a few things to take into account for your own tastes. It's a bit dated and requires some imagination from the viewer...I'm probably preaching the quire here anyway.Most people my age have only seen the edited television version which is on about three or four times every Halloween. The made for television remake was a horrorshow in a different way because it came close to ruining the credibility of its original. Depalma holds back his amazing technical abilities intentionally and builds this tale of revenge and justice up for one of the most climatic sequences ever made. "They're all gonna laugh at you" rings in Carrie's ears after a bucket of pig's blood is dropped on her head...the music goes from extremely happy and glorious to tense and terrifying, the lighting goes from normal to blood red like Carries now blood soaked appearance. We go from feeling sorry for her to feeling sorry for the kids who we thought for one minute might deserve what's coming to them in a few moments. What follows is quite possible the most brilliantly filmed horror sequence ever. Split screening and panning from Sissy Spacek's amazingly tense eyes and face to her victims soon to be lifeless bodies. Then the fire comes in and we realize that these kids have unknowingly unleashed hell on earth. The film keeps going down a very dark road and doesn't disappoint.Anyway, it's one of the greatest horror films of all time and is totally unforgettable. In the long run its films that you remember fully that stay intact as classics and Carrie is certainly one of them.
There's nothing very sinister or scary about this movie but it's searing portrayals of human animals and what they're capable of doing is brilliant. this is really a character study with a scattering doses of fantasy. piper laurie, as the lunatic mother of carrie white, should definitely have won the Oscar for best supporting actress just as Sissy Spacek should have been the best actress winner. i shudder to think that now that carrie II has been released and received only fair criticism, the floodgates will open and we'll soon have to suffer through increasingly inferior rip-offs like carrie III, carrie IV and so on until its drained dry. the beautiful musical score by pino dognacio is worth buying and listening to.
Ohhhh, those days of highschool revisited!! Stephen King's "Carrie" is a thought provoking perspective on how highschool can be pretty rough especially if you are labeled as one of the "weird" crowd like Carrie White. This movie has its moments of horror, but "Carrie" (character of Carrie played well by Sissy Spaceck) really can not be characterized as a "true horror" flick. Carrie's mother is certainly creepy enough, but she is just a religious fanatic who has lost sight of reality and fails to understand Christian doctrine and has ascribed a dark and unforgiving connotation to the Bible. In a sense, one could say that Satan has deceived Carrie's mother and that is why she is so frantic and crazy in her ideals. But, what about Carrie? Is she evil or just a gifted teenager with a really bad temper? Well, you could argue that the girl is just mentally disturbed because of being exposed to her psychotic mother. The movie's plot is based around Carrie who has this special power/talent and can move objects via telekenisis. As mentioned above, Carrie also has a very strict and downright crazy or lunatic mother who has oppressed all of Carrie's adolescent growth and sexual awareness. Indeed, Carrie is considered "weird" by her peers to say the least and she is ostricized as a result in highschool. So, being the loner that she is, Carrie's life is difficult and at times horrible. As a friendly gesture, a teen couple arrange it where Carrie will be asked to the prom by a supposedly handsome young man. But, watch out because there are still those that hate Carrie White, and Carrie has just about had her fill of being picked on. Indeed, when the last straw is put on the pile, Carrie cuts loose a tremendous dark power upon her highschool classmates and teachers as well that produces a fantastic death and disaster scene at the prom. Now, I can certainly see why some people would find this moving chilling, but I fail to see how this movie can be characterized as a "true horror" flick commensurate with the horror genre, and to be frank, I really don't find it scary at all except for the ending when Carrie reaches her arm out of the ground and grabs Sue. This movie is more of a disturbing look at a troubled youth and the cruel and clickish ways of teenaged/highschool society. In a sense, the movie is a tragedy because the audience does feel sorry for Carrie in the end even if she does murder 50 people, some of whom are innocent in every way. The movie "Carrie" is a good teenager type movie as it focuses on teenage and highschool life. Moreover, the movie poses the question, "how do we deal with those that are different?" Perhaps, this movie suggests that we should be more careful about how we treat the "nerds" of the world so to speak. Nevertheless, this is decent hybrid of a horror movie with only some elements of horror, but overall, this movie is not a very good example of a movie designed for purposes of terrifying/horrifying the audience. However, you should check it out for its originality if nothing else and easily recognizable Stephen Kingish signature to it. In short, "Carrie" is a good movie with an interesting take on social stigmas and their psychological effect on those ostricized from mainstream society...this movie is very interesting, very good and quite unique, but certainly not a horror movie classic because it really isn't all that scary save for the ending of course. That said, this classic Bryan DePalma movie is still a great movie about social dysfunction, telekenisis and the horror of a crazy and misguided religious fanatic for a mother. Four stars for the movie itself and its elements of horror notwithstanding how few and far between.
Good movie.I have always liked Hollywood movies Â they have a theme, a morale,they teach - and they teach a hell lot.Story of a girl with a very strict Mother Â a hard core Christian Âvery religious minded and follows the Holy Bible word by word. Triesher level best to raise her daughter in best possible ways Â giving herthe basic necessities, educating her, providing her food and wants tokeep her away from obscenities, cheapness and vulgarity etc. It's amovie of the 19th century , so now you can well understand howdifficult it is for parents to give their child a healthy environment.Now what makes an environment Â Neighbors, newspapers, magazines, TV,InternetÂ school friends etc. is'nt it ? yes it is.Few turning points of a girl named carrie : 1. at the age of 7, sheasks a shameless nude woman lying nude in the garden what her breastswere all about ! Now S L U T woman are the kinds who can lie like thatin front of public to watch Â no mother Â a righteous one Â can everstand her daughter being exposed to such vile women Â so she beat herup Â the poor lil' carrie ynderstood nothing. Mother thought that sheis just doing the right thing.2. Mother never told daughter about Chums (periods, Menstrual cycle Âwhich the girls now-a-days are seen celebrating in the TVadvertisements)! it comes to her as a surprise in school Â other classmates make fun of her Â except one girl (very attractive African girlwith sparkling eyes Â I really liked her eyes Â do not know her name).Later of course all the girls are given a dose of a lifetime by theInstructress and she throws Tampons at them Â to teach the girls alesson Â The Instructress was also very attractive to look atÂ I likesuch chiseled facial features .3. The good friend of Carrie requests her boyfriend to ask Carrie for adate to the College fest PAM Â .or something. He agrees and asks Carrieout. Carrie who had read in magazines and in fairy tales since herchildhood about Prince Charming coming and etc. was very happy.4. In the meanwhile Carrie had learnt Telekinesis ( Mind Control andcontacting the subtle world) through the Internet Â since she was aloneand hardly had any friends and other stupidities like partying,picnicking, gossiping etc. she could concentrate and even succeed inreceiving the services of the Subtle world.5. She tailors a dress for herself Â a plunging neckline- revealing hercleavage and shoulders Â to her mother's horror Â her mother could notstop her as she had come to know of Carrie's super natural powersÂ .andwas rather afraid of her. She tries to tell her of some 13th chapter inBible (I have not read the Bible in so much detail actually Â sorry!) -where it has been stated that women who seduce and wear such vulgaroutfits burn in hell for eons !- but Carrie does not listen.6. In the mean while the other students Â of idiot and sick parents ,decide to drench Carrie in Pig's blood ! and by cheating, makes her winthe dance contest Âshe is invited on the stage to be given the award(my heart cried for her as I knew that soon she will be drenched inblood !) Â and her happiest moment becomes the saddest moment for herÂ .not because of God but because of children belonging to parents whoare greedy, sick, jealous, vamp-ish and villain-aceous IDIOTS.7. Anyways Â in order to give a lesson of a life time Â the HigherSubtle Level Â blocks the hall doors and many of them die - suffocatedwithin the walls Â short circuit happens Â many students ..who were noteven aware of what some miscreants had done Â were burnt to death !(quite like burning in hellÂ .most girls actually wore revealing outfitsby the wayÂ ) they all die because of the mistake of a few (4-5 of them)Idiot-rabid-street-dog born sons and daughters ! 8. Back home , hermother sees her all smitten in blood and concludes that Carrie, afterall paid for her disobedience and wearing that kind of outfit enragedthe Gods and is thus fit to be killed ! She tries to drown her in thebath tub Â but since Carrie had access to super natural powers by now,kills her Mother instead.9. The Director therefore has tried to teach the world that Â forsupporting truth, purity and innocence, the Higher powers can finish,annihilate the entire world orderÂ .as it happened in Ramayana andMahabharata, Sir Mosses broke the two slabs of 10 Commandments (thefirst time) on seeing the people, he had taken the risk for, dancinglike pigs with nude women, cheap wine & black wealth ! 10. Bewarepeople !
Carrie was the victim of humans selfishness. It happens a lot of times,in many places, when a weak, broken school-boy or girl get abused,bullied and humiliated.Carrie is more than just a movie. What Carrie did shows us how big therage that could come out from a little weak person. And that big stormCarrie riven was the the results of bad influences of her classmates.This tells you that you should never underestimate someone who looksweak, and that the rage is always far more stronger.Carrie is the first horror film that has a deeper meaning. And that'swhat made it different from other horror movies
This film is the most scariest film I have ever seen!!!.
Now, it's been said that many of Brian De Palma's movies are sloppy andhalf-witted imitations of Alfred Hitchcock's. It's a bloody lie. DePalma's movies are very precise and fully witted imitations of AlfredHitchcock's.Whatever Hitchcock did, Brian De Palma does more of it and does it moreexpansively.Carrie (Spacek) is a high school senior who is an ugly duckling, keptignorant by her mother (Laurie) who is a religious fanatic, andridiculed by her classmates, especially the vicious and vengeful ChrisHargenson (Allen), a juicy and sluttish blond. Kids can be so cruel,you know? Spacek is too freaky to have friends in school but Amy Irvingcomes closest, and the gym teacher, Miss Collins (Buckley) isn't farbehind. Amy Irving goes so far as to persuade her hunky jock/poetinamorato William Katt to take Spacek the Doomed to the all-importantsenior prom. It's meant as a kindly gesture.There, a terrible trick has been planned for Spacek by Allen and herboyfriend (Travolta). They've take a bucket full of pig's blood,perched it on a beam above the stage mark for the prom queen, arrangeit so that Spacek wins, then dump the blood all over her in front of agym full of classmates and teachers. Katt is knocked out by the fallingpail. Everyone begins laughing at Carrie, who is standing wide-eyedwith humiliation and fear on the stage, splattered all over with blood.That laughter is a big mistake. Spacek has hidden psychic powers. Shedistracts everyone from her discredited state by having fire hosessquirt water all over everybody, then electrocuting them and havingfalling structural beams crush them like cockroaches, and then burningthe whole joint down.It's a very carefully done movie, paying at least as much attention todetail as Hitchcock would have, and usually more. Pino Donaggio hascontributed a fulsomely orchestrated operatic score. He lifts thescreaming violins bodily from "Psycho." The cinematography is by MarioTosi and is equally well done. The performances are fully blown, as isappropriate to an Italian opera. Eyeballs bulge, voices shriek, knivesfly through the air, gestures are florid enough to be seen from thebalcony.Well, actually, it's not entirely true that this is a precise imitationof Hitchcock. Hitchcock would never have used so many looming closeups. And, like Beethoven, Hitchcock might have adumbrated a big themeinto which he was about to launch with a couple of teasers, but hewould never have drawn out the tension before a climactic act the wayDe Palma does.The bucket-of-pig-blood gag seems to go on forever -- and mostly inslow motion, which Hitchcock never used. Have you ever seen a movie inwhich people clap their hands in slow motion? It's a little likewatching a machine gun being fired in slow motion, the twirlingcartridges being ejected, the bolt languidly sliding back and forth.It's all very informative but dramatically the impact is more sillythan tense.It's different from Hitchcock in other ways too. Hitchcock always mademovies about the world he was familiar with. His early movies wereabout the British working class from which he was sprung. Later we gotto see much more of fancy restaurants and Cary Grant in tailored suits.When Hitchcock moved too far from those chummy settings, he tended tostumble, as in "Under Capricorn" (Australia in an early period). In theend, his social world had narrowed to such an extent that he lost touchwith taxi cabs. In his last movie, Bruce Dern is a taxi driver whowears a military-style yellow-cab cap with a bill.I don't mean to go on about Hitchcock this much but any reasonableassessment of "Carrie" compels me. Hitchcock wouldn't have DREAMED ofmaking a movie about teen-age jealousies and the senior prom. Hewouldn't have had sex and nudity in anything he did. He might haveallowed the kind of discontinuity in character so blatantly on displayhere, though.Take Miss Collins, the gym teacher. She's been protective -- evennurturing -- towards the marginalized Carrie. She's punished thosewho've played tricks on Carrie. She's encouraged her to accept theinvitation to the prom, prompted her on her wardrobe and grooming. MissCollins' eyes glisten with tears when Carrie steps onto the stage toaccept the award as prom queen. But a few minutes later, when Carrie isbug-eyed with humiliation, Miss Collins bursts out laughing along withthe rest. Why? I guess so she can be selected for the special kind ofdestruction she gets. It violates the logic of the plot but it makesfor startling imagery. And, really, who can believe that Amy Irvingwould be willing to talk her handsome boy friend into taking anothergirl to the prom, while Irving stayed home with Mom and Dad? I'd better quit this before I run out of space. I'll have to startediting this nonsense and slashing away at it, "killing all mydarlings," as Proust would have put it. I wish Brian De Palma could beas ruthless with his work.
This is a great example of how a very good, as well as horrifying movie, canbe made on just a shoe string budget. Carrie, as I have read, was made forjust under two million dollars. Granted, that is a lot more for 1976standards, but for the work that was to be accomplished, it was amazing.
Twenty-six years after its theatrical release, Brian DePalma's adaptation ofStephen King's "Carrie" remains a classic in every sense of the word. Poetically filmed and sharply drawn as a character study, it introducedmoviegoers everywhere to one of the finest actresses of our era (SissySpacek), gave a career-defining role to a fine actress (Piper Laurie) whosetalent and name would probably be forgotten by now were it not for thisfilm, was the first true exhibition of John Travolta's enormous screencharisma and jump-started the careers of an impressive line-up of unknownactors (Betty Buckley, P.J. Soles, William Katt, Nancy Allen and AmyIrving). And it managed to scare the hell out of audiences everywherethrough sheer filmmaking technique and by showing only enough to make theaudience think they see more than they actually see. Is it even necessary to regurgitate the plot? We all know the basics: highschool outcast is cruelly ridiculed by her peers, who don't know she hastelekinetic powers--powers she is only beginning to understand. Her highschool life is hell, and her homelife even worse. Her mother is a psychoticreligious fanatic given to beating her over the head until she prays withher, refuses to let her socialize with anyone, locks her in the closet, goesbananas at just the thought of sex. Piper Laurie is absolutely sensationalin this role--deliberately over-the-top in a chilling yet darkly funnyperformance which should have won an Oscar for supporting actress but lostout to Beatrice Straight's two-scene cameo crying and screaming jag in"Network." (Of course, as wicked as this performance is, it's amazing thestaid Academy saw fit to nominate it in the first place.) After MissCollins, the well-meaning gym teacher (future Broadway diva Betty Buckley),berates the class for torturing poor Carrie, and humiliates evil ChrisHargensen (Nancy Allen, gloriously naked in the memorable opening lockerroom sequence) in the process, she unwittingly sets in motion the tragicturn of events: Chris and boyfriend Billy (Travolta) plot revenge onCarrie, while Sue Snell (Amy Irving), feeling guilty for her part in theincident, talks her boyfriend Tommy (Katt) into taking Carrie to the prom,hoping she'll finally come out of her shell and fit in. We all know whathappens next, let's just say it involves a bucket of pig's blood, water,electricity and fire. What's amazing about this film is just how gory it isn't: I swear before Ifinally saw this film I was told that you saw heads severed, bodies explodeand blood galore; however, except for the pig's blood, the gore here ispretty limited, although the final scene between Carrie and her mother hasit's moments. And as I said before: it's all in DePalma's brilliantdirecting. Legend has it that the director deliberately began the film withgraphic nudity in the initial locker room scene because he felt if he wasthat graphic in the first five minutes it would make the audience uneasy andthey would spend the rest of the film not knowing how far he was going to goonce the carnage began. Also, the last minute shock scene was added becauseat the time, there was limited time between screenings and the next audiencewould stand outside the auditorium door waiting for the next screening andwhen the previous audience would scream, the next audience would spend thenext 105 or so minutes uneasily wondering what the screaming was about. It's all about anticipating what is coming and not necessarily about howgross everything on the screen is, a lesson schlock directors of today wouldbe well-advised to learn. I could go on-and-on about this film but suffice it to say "Carrie" iswell-worthy of the designation "classic." It's funny, it's sad, it's scaryand mostly tragic. And just to illustrate how cheap and sleazy it couldhave been in lesser hands, simply screen the awful sequel "The Rage--Carrie2" and watch how Sue Snell's character is despicably trashed for a cheapthrill, or try to sit through the botched TV-movie remake which is as bad asthis one is great and you'll see the difference is all in Brian DePalma--adirector who has since had a spotty career but for one glorious moment putit all together to create a masterpiece. ***** (out of*****)
The most scary thing in this masterpiece is, undoubtly, the Jesus Christ figurine which appears in just two secuences: Enough to haunt you forever. On a second thougth, "scary" is not the best word to describe it: "Grim" could be better suited. The horrifying transformation it suffers just before the house goes up in flames, is really worth the entire movie: If you pay attention, you will notice it ends resembling Carrie's only date: Tommy; being a witness to Carrie's final destruction.I was a teenager when the movie first released, and the entire high school motif quite appeals to me. One of my dearest moments is the final scene: Every one of my dates ended weeping in my arms!
Stephen King and Brian DePalma? This film is the epitome of what happens when two suspense geniuses of different genres (literature and film) mesh. I still get goosebumps watching Carrie. Both Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie were robbed of Oscars that year.
Carrie belongs in the collection of every horror fan. Sissy Spacek is perfect in this role. Piper Laurie is great as her psychotic mother. Director Brian DePalma does Stephen King's story proud. This is a coming-of-age thriller for everyone, even those who generally don't partake of the genre.
I might be the only person in the world who thinks Brian De Palma's 1976 classic thriller Carrie (now out on DVD) is one of the most overrated, disappointing horror films of all time, but I stand behind my review, and I swear I can knock down just about a
Brian DePalma does an excellent job in directing this suspenseful taleof a high school misfit who has the gift of telekinesis.Carrie (Sissy Spacek) has no friends and is the butt of every joke. Onejoke in particular at the beginning of the film lands several ofCarrie's classmates in trouble with their phys-ed coach. One of thepranksters, Chris (Nancy Allen) can't deal with her after-schoolpunishments, so the coach bans her from the prom. Chris and herboyfriend, Billy (John Travolta) exact revenge to be played out at theprom on innocent Carrie. But, things seem to look up for Carrie whenthe high school jock, Tommy (William Katt) asks her to the senior prom.Once at the prom, things are looking wonderful for Carrie, especiallyafter being named Queen of the Prom. Things turn ugly very quickly andCarrie ends up making people pay for all their years of torment.An excellent cast featuring great performances by Piper Laurie asCarrie's fanatically religious and abusive mother, Betty Buckley as thegirls' coach, and Amy Irving as the only sympathetic prankster. Alsostars P.J. Soles and Priscilla Pointer. My rating: 10
This is a classic film. So I had seen it before today. But I was a kid, andI seem to remember the shock-scary parts as the catalysts to my nightmares,and not much about the rest.Today, I saw it again, armed with a huge backlog of movies. I have seenenough to discriminate the bad from the good, the mediocre from theexcellent. And Carrie is certainly excellent.OK, so the premise is at first glance a little weird and far-fetched, buthey, that's Stephen King. What Stephen King also does is to somehow getthese far-fetched situations blended in with believable reality. He createsa sort of grey zone between horror and reality. I suppose that's what makeshis books frightening enough to entertain millions.Anyway, this is not a litterary review. Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) is agirl in her senior year of high school, raised by a fanatically christianwoman (excellently played by a psycotically frizzy-haired Piper Laurie). Sheis teased and made fun of because of her naivety and oddness.So, a stereotypical bitch girl in Carrie's class, looking hideously 70sright down to the 'who wears' short shorts, plots a nasty, nasty surprisefor Carrie. Without giving too much away, this surprise comes right at atime when Carrie is truly happy, for the first time in herlife.It is in this classic scene, before and after the prank, that you see thatSissy Spacek is perfect as Carrie. She is introduced in the film as a shy,odd-looking, bland girl. Before the prank, she beams and smiles and she isbeautiful. The change is truly remarkable. After the prank, well, she ispretty scary. All these attributes are contained perfectly within Spaceksappearance and acting. It's a shame we don't see her in moremovies.The storytelling, as I have said in my one-line summary, is excellent. Theforeshadowing of the prank is subtely and deftly introduced, so that theviewer knows in advance what's going to happen. Everyone, it seems, knows.Everyone but Carrie. We feel sorry for her and are on her side afterwards aswell. This is something of a feat to pull off in Hollywood's'white-teeth-big-jaw-squeaky-clean-super-hero' ideal.Carrie's internal development (excuse the pun) is paced just as well. Hergrowing rebellions against her mother, her realization that there is more tolife than bible bashing...all the way through she blooms. The symbolism isperhaps a bit overstated in places (Who ever saw a Jesus figure that lookedquite like that?) but is none the less quite effective, and drenches throughthe film appropriately.Brian DePalma is excellent at making movies that appeal on many levels. As akid, I liked the scary parts. My mother, whom I watched it with, enjoyed itfor the human interaction and the bitchiness of the girls and their'reward'. I, as I have pointed out, enjoyed the pacing and the whole imageryof the film. Something for everyone.Oh, wait. There is one thing. The sight of Tommy Ross (William Katt) in histuxedo is just awful. He is supposed to look sexy - the big catch at theprom - but his huge curly hair and the large lapels on his turqouise suitunder his enourmous bow tie serve as a hideous reminder that the seventieswere The Decade That Taste Forgot.
Seeing this movie on cable is nothing compared to actually seeing it uncut and rated R. Unlike the ludicrously-conceived sequel, which hit theaters in 1999, this movie does not have a strong emphasis on blood or gore, and there is an evident emotional factor as well. The viewers can actually sympathize with Carrie White as she goes through her adolescent period, endures the hardhips of being the center of ridicule and banter, and her feelings of happiness when Tommy asks her to the prom. Sissy Spacek plays her character to a T, making the emotions believable and realistic. Piper Laurie, who plays her mother, is the pinacle of the tight-fisted parent who allows for nothing degrading to enter into her child's life or mind. Brian de Palma has truly done a marvelous job in recreating the Stephen King classic, and while some factors of the movie and the book differ at different times, there is still a remaining quality of justice done to the novel. This movie will also make some people think twice before making fun of anyone again. To all who see this, I hope you enjoy it.
CARRIE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE FILMS. A FILM THAT HAS A DEEP MESSAGE IF YOU THINK OF IT BEYOND JUST A HORROR FILM. CARRIE SPEAKS VOLUMES ON SOCIETALS SOCIAL STRUCTURE AS WELL AS JUDGEMENT. IF YOU ARE CONDONING PEOPLE'S EVIL BEHAVIOR ARE YOU JUST AS BAD AS THE PERPETRATORS??? SISSY SPACEK IS AN OUTSTANDING ACTRESS WHO IS EQUALLY EFFECTIVE IN "NIGHT' MOTHER" AND SHE GIVES A SUPREME LAYERED PERFORMANCE. ANOTHER GREAT ACTRESS PIPER LAURIE BECOMES HER CHARACTER TOO. SHE GIVES SUCH A MAGNETIC QUALITY TO CARRIE'S MOTHER THAT YOU ARE DRAWN TO HER WHEN SHE APPEARS IN THE FILM. THIS FILM WORKS ON EVERY LEVEL.
Carrie (1976) was Stephen King's first published novel (under his ownname) and it would be the first in a long line of book-to-filmadaptations. As long as Mr. King continues to right, someone willalways try to adapt his novels or stories for either the silver orsmall screen. This film not only made King's career but it launched aplethora of knock-offs. While Brian De Palma can re-live the glory ofmaking this over-hyped adaptation, it made stars out of "teen" actorsSissy Spacek, John Travolta, Nancy Allen, William Katt, Amy Irving andP.J. Soles.The is the ultimate revenge movie. A wall flower and social outcast(Sissy Spacek) discovers that she has supernatural powers. These powershave been gestating within her ever since her birth. But slowly overtime, her rage has slowly been building within her, waiting for theright time to explode on those who have wronged and crossed her. Whenwill that time be? Who will pay the price for years of making her apariah to the community at large?Another over-hyped Stephen King adaptation (see also Stand By Me). Readthe book instead, but if you don't think reading is "hip" then thismovie will be suffice.
This terrifying adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling horror novelwas directed by shock maestro Brian De Palma for maximum,no-holds-barred effect. Sissy Spacek stars as Carrie White, thebeleaguered daughter of a religious kook (Piper Laurie) and a socialoutcast tormented by her cruel, insensitive classmates. When her rageturns into telekinetic powers, however, school's out in every sense ofthe word. De Palma's horrific climax in a school gym lingers forever inthe memory, though the film is also built upon Spacek's remarkableperformance and Piper Laurie's outlandishly creepy one. John Travoltahas a small part as a thug, De Palma's future wife, Nancy Allen, is hisgirlfriend, and Amy Irving makes her screen debut as one of the girlsgiving Carrie a hard time.
This film is one of the most freakiest Stephen King movies ever.Id also recomend "It" and "The Shining.