Carrie (1976)

Carrie (1976)

Carrie (1976)

Horror based on Stephen King's first novel, from director Brian De Palma (Scarface. Follows a young girl (Sissy Spacek) who possesses the power of telekinesis - the ability to move objects by the force of her mind. The school wallflower and the brunt of her classmates' jokes, Carrie uses her talent for revenge.

1976Rating: R18+, Violence94 minsUSA
Horror
Director:
Brian De Palma ('Scarface', 'Mission: Impossible', 'Carlito's Way')
Cast:
Sissy SpacekPiper LaurieJohn TravoltaAmy IrvingWilliam Katt

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Carrie (1976) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A modest but effective shock-suspense drama about a pubescent girl, her evangelical mother and cruel schoolmates.

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Total Film

Total Film

Brian De Palma transcends the pulpy horror feel by emphasising the awakening-sexuality metaphor, and using some glorious trickery.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It is sometimes funny in a puzzling kind of way, it is generally overwrought in an irritating kind of way, and once in a while it is inappropriately touching.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

An absolutely spellbinding horror movie, with a shock at the end that's the best thing along those lines since the shark leaped aboard in Jaws.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The reason Carrie is still held in such high regard as a horror classic is very simple: it's all in the sheer directorial bravado. De Palma at the top of his game.

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BBC

BBC

Unlike other examples of the horror genre, there are classic elements of tragedy that lend this gruesome tale a compelling edge.

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