The Fury

The Fury

Brian De Palma (1978)

18 Certificate
Sun 2 Jun 1:20am - 3:45am Film4


Our Score
Brian De Palma finds himself in familiar territory with this follow-up to Carrie - an adaptation of John Farris's telekinetic conspiracy thriller. The director adopts a broader suspense canvas than he'd utilised before (the action and slow-motion sequences remain the best he's ever crafted), and turns in a gorgeous horror adventure about two teenagers with psychic powers who become pawns in the machinations of spy factions. Kirk Douglas stars as the anguished father who's forced to go to extreme lengths to extract his son from the clutches of John Cassavetes's evil agent. Ingeniously plotted, extravagantly staged and beautifully balanced between apocalyptic goriness and full-blooded pyrotechnic imagery, this nail-biting shocker is De Palma's most underrated movie.


A gifted youth is kidnapped by government agents intent on tapping into his psychic powers and using them for nefarious purposes, but the boy's former secret agent father vows to rescue him at all costs, and recruits a group of gifted telepaths to help fulfil his quest. Brian De Palma's sci-fi horror, starring Kirk Douglas, Andrew Stevens, John Cassavetes, Carrie Snodgress and Amy Irving.

Cast & Crew

Peter Sandza Kirk Douglas
Childress John Cassavetes
Hester Carrie Snodgress
Gillian Bellaver Amy Irving
Robin Sandza Andrew Stevens
Dr Jim McKeever Charles Durning
Dr Susan Charles Fiona Lewis
Dr Ellen Lindstrom Carol Rossen
Director Brian De Palma
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence and swearing.Available on: video and DVD