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Carrie

  • Horror
  • Drama
  • 1976
  • Brian De Palma
  • 93 mins
  • X

Summary

Brian De Palma's dramatisation of Stephen King's bestselling horror story, starring Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie. Shy Carrie White is repressed by her mother and ridiculed by her classmates, who make her life a misery with their taunting. But, unbeknown to them, Carrie has special powers.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Brian De Palma's modern gothic fairy tale, based on Stephen King's bestseller, offers a tense and lyrical web of emotions. Sissy Spacek is heartbreaking as the telekinetic Cinderella who turns her school prom into a bloody massacre after a macabre joke is played on her by vicious teens (including John Travolta). Piper Laurie as Spacek's religious fanatic mother is equally striking and her symbolic "crucifixion" is a thrilling highlight in an unforgettable package of pop psychology and psychic phenomena. Despite a much copied plot, and even more copied shock climax, De Palma's best movie remains a transfixing experience.

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Credits

Cast

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Carrie WhiteSissy Spacek
Margaret WhitePiper Laurie
Sue SnellAmy Irving
Tommy RossWilliam Katt
Billy NolanJohn Travolta
Chris HargensonNancy Allen
Miss CollinsBetty Buckley
Norma WatsonP J Soles
Mr FrommSydney Lassick
Mrs SnellPriscilla Pointer
FreddyMichael Talbot

Crew

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DirectorBrian De Palma

Details

Released on
1977-01-13
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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