Friday, April 8, 2011

Carrie (1976)

Director: Brian De Palma

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt, Betty Buckley, Nancy Allen, John Travolta, P.J. Soles

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Take Carrie to the prom. I dare you!

Plot: Carrie (Spacek) may be ostracized, but the shy teen has the ability to move objects with her mind. So when the high school "in crowd" torments her with a sick joke at the prom, she lashes out with devastating -- and deadly -- power.

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again? Absolutely.

#39 on Drive-In Delirium Volume 1 (part of the TRAILER TRASH PROJECT)

Man, it's been a good twenty years since I've seen this and I was surprised at how well it's stood up. It easily belongs in the top 10-20 horror films of the 70s. The performances are solid across the board. They all did a fantastic job but there's one star that needs to be mentioned and that's director Brian De Palma. Wow. What a piece of work. He's flashy but he doesn't interfere with the story with it. He enhances it. That opening sequence with bits in slo-mo is brilliantly handled. He pulls no punches. And the climax! HOLY SHIT! He's not afraid to kill anyone, is he! It's an expertly handled classic horror film that is masterfully crafted from top to bottom and a thoroughly enjoyable film. I won't be waiting another twenty years to revisit it, that's for sure.

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