CarrieDirector: Brian De Palma, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving
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This classic horror movie based on Stephen King's first novel stars Sissy Spacek as Carrie White, a shy, diffident teenager who is the butt of practical jokes at her small-town high school. Her blind panic at her first menstruation, a result of ignorance and religious guilt drummed into her by her fanatical mother, Margaret (Piper Laurie), only causes her classmates' vicious cruelty to escalate, despite the attentions of her overly solicitous gym teacher (Betty Buckley). Finally, when the venomous Chris Hargenson (Nancy Allen) engineers a reprehensible prank at the school prom, Carrie lashes out in a horrifying display of her heretofore minor telekinetic powers. Many films had featured school bullies, but Carrie was one of the first to focus on the special brand of cruelty unique to teenage girls. Carrie's world is presented as a snake pit, where the well-to-do female students all have fangs -- even the reticent Sue Snell (Amy Irving) -- and all the males are blind pawns, sexually twisted around the fingers of Chris and her evil cronies. The talented supporting cast includes John Travolta, P.J. Soles, and William Katt. One of the genre's true classics, the film was followed by a sequel in 1999, as well as by a famously unsuccessful Broadway musical adaptation that starred Betty Buckley, the movie's gym teacher, as Margaret White.
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Cast & Crew
|Sissy Spacek||Carrie White|
|Piper Laurie||Margaret White|
|Amy Irving||Sue Snell|
|William Katt||Tommy Ross|
|Nancy Allen||Chris Hargenson|
|John Travolta||Billy Nolan|
|Betty Buckley||Miss Collins|
|Sidney Lassick||Mr. Fromm|
|Stefan Gierasch||Principal Morton|
|Priscilla Pointer||Mrs. Snell|
|Cameron de Palma||Boy On Bicycle|
|Doug Cox||The Beak|
|P.J. Soles||Norma Watson|
|Brian De Palma||Director|
|Gregory M. Auer||Special Effects|
|Lawrence D. Cohen||Screenwriter|
|Pino Donaggio||Score Composer|
|Jack Fisk||Art Director|
|Bert Hallberg||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Donald Heitzer||Asst. Director|
|William Kennedy||Art Director|
|Bill Kenney||Production Designer|
|Rosanna Norton||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Ken Pepiot||Special Effects|
|Louis A. Stroller||Associate Producer|
|Dick Vorisek||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Stephen King||Source Author|
0. Scene Selections
1. Logo/Title/The Shower [6:35]
2. "It's Carrie!" [2:30]
3. "Creepy Carrie" [:43]
4. Mrs. White Visits [2:44]
5. "You're A Women Now" [3:58]
6. The Mirror Crack'd [2:25]
7. Tommy's Beautiful Poem [2:21]
8. Drill Sgt. Collins [4:05]
9. "One-Two-Three-Four" [1:14]
10. "Telekinesis"/The Slap [2:29]
11. Sue Asks A Favor [:49]
12. Heatwave [2:54]
13. For The Love Of Billy [2:44]
14. The Pitch/The Pep Talk [3:17]
15. "Why?" [2:26]
16. Perseverance/Pighunt [3:29]
17. Mama Says No [3:25]
18. Let You Pull The Rope [1:13]
19. Everybody's Talkin' [2:00]
20. "All Gonna Laugh" [1:21]
21. "Are You Scared?" [2:28]
22. Memory/First Dance [3:13]
23. "We're On Here" [6:43]
24. The Old Switcheroo [2:28]
25. King and Queen [2:14]
26. Crowned In Blood [3:01]
27. Carrie's Revenge [3:30]
28. The Car Toss [4:03]
29. "Devil Has Come Home" [:50]
30. Mama's Blessing [6:56]
31. The Final Grab [5:04]
32. End Credits [3:08]
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The two most striking scenes in this very striking movie are, firstly, the opening locker room sequence [underpinned by the hauntingly beautiful piano/flute/guitar/strings score which brings tears to my eyes] that transforms those meanspirited girls into playful little creatures and both highlights Carrie's isolation as she showers and sets the mood, probably not picked up on by most, of the sensual way she touches herself and her yearning for the hands and love of another; pay close attention to these scenes and that beautiful music and see if you too do not have a streaming face before this flight of joy is rudely brought to a halt when Carrie discovers she is menstruating, and the harshness of her reality again intrudes with the shock of a sudden blast of cold water. The other scene is that when, after Carrie is forced to kill her mother to save herself and Margaret dies slowly in both agony and bliss [her moaning is as much orgasmic release as that of the pain of the knife wounds], her mother's face in death is simply radiant with a peace and beauty that her strictured and unhappy life denied her. One cannot help but weep for the tragedy of Carrie and her mother - and cheer for the destruction of those people who tormented her so cruelly, which so many of us knew in that vainglorious clique-ridden world called High School. I wouldn't even bother to set eyes on that follow-up - it couldn't possibly hold a burnt match to this true original.
This is a very scary movie and the prom scene was way over done with all the gore and death. All together an ok movie.
I haven't seen the older version,but I just saw the 2002 version.Carrie (Angela Bettis),is a shy high school student who has been ridiculed and tormented by her popular peers.Chris Hargenson(Emilie DeRavin),plans a very cruel prank for their senior prom.Once they pull that prank,Carrie unleashes bloody vengeance on her cruel classmates.
this movie is about a shy girl name Carrie Nobody likes her Her mom is crazy but a guy ask her to the prom she goes and gets pigs blood spalterd on her She can make things movie She gets revenge on everyone and goes crazy This is a scary movie Its pretty Frighteng
I HAVE LOVED ALL OF SISSY'S MOVIE FROM ''COAL MINERS DAUGHTER'' TO ''TUCK EVERLASTING'' SHE ALWAYS PLAYS A TRIUMPHANT ROLE AND IN ''CARRIE'' SHE WAS A LITTLE DIFFERENT. BUT I'V LOVED THIS MOVIE SINCE I WAS SIX AND TODAY IM FOURTEEN AND EVERY TIME I WATCH THIS MOVIE I LOVE IT EVEN MORE. I RECOMEND THIS MOVIE TO ANY FAN OF ''SCARY'' (WAS SCARY BACK THEN) MOVIES.
I REALLY LIKE THIS MOVIE.IT WAS VERY SCARY...AND IT MADE YOU NOT WANNA MISS ANY PART OF IT. IT MADE YOU NOT WANNA GET OUT OF YOUR SEAT AT ALL.I LOVE THIS MOVIE AND ALSO THE BOOK. THE BOOK WAS WELL WRITTEN AND BOTH THINGS WERE VERY GOOD. I ESPECIALLY LOVED THE MOVIE.
This is truly horor at it's best. It is basically the story of a shy and scared girl who has speicial powers. This may sound like every other horror movie but this is more than just a horor story, it is directed and acted so well that you really enter into the film, and when you've got a film like Carrie that is a scary thought in itself, It's truly a masterpiece of the horor genre.
The first novel from Stephen King, became the first movie Stephen King movie with director Brian De La Palma. Even though the movie was predictable, there was some suspsenful part that suprised me. I like the movie.
This is a very scary movie 1976 was the year it came out Sissy Speckeck is Carrie a shy girl who nobody likes She lives in a creepy house with a carzy Mom Carrie belevies she has powers to move thigs she goes to the prom with Tommy Ross Everyone notcies Carrie at the prom but some mean kids want to get her by spilling pigs blood on her Now she's really upset She becomes mad with her powers The prom goes crazy She comes home and her mother tries to kill her but with Carrie's powers the knvies fly into her mom and the mom is dead
This is a VERY ( i emphias very) scary movie. But it is pretty cool. It has a meaning. When you make fun of someone you dont knwo if that person might come back and do something you wont like. Similar in this movie.
In grand operatic style, Brian De Palma brings to life the secret dreams of millions of outcast American teenagers in Stephen King's tale of a gawky Cinderella who ruins everybody's good time at the ball. Carrie (Sissy Spacek), the graceless daughter of a bible-thumping loony (Piper Laurie), puts up with countless indignities at home and at school. Of all the King horror novels that have been transfered to the screen, "Carrie" is the best. ("Christine", another parable about a nerdy high schooler who wreaks havoc, runs a close second). Specek is perfect in the title role her pale eyes and fragile frame capture all the elements of Carrie's complex personality--the awkward wallflower, the beauty she might have been, and the powerful avenger she ultimately becomes. De Palma's flashy technique looks more and more shopworn as the years go by, but he does know how to orchestrate a vision of hellish vengeance and uncompromising bleakness. He's helped immeasurably by the young Spacek's painfully evocative performance (both she and Laurie got Oscar nominations). It's precisely this kind of acting that brings the house down. [filmfactsman]
This was a great tale based on the book by Stephen King. Sissy Spacek gives a great performance and she freaks me out sometimes.
Sissy Spacek all time thriller her performance is one of the best. This movie is one of my all time favorites. This movie will keep you on the edge of your seat. A great choice for all ages. If you like suspense and bizarre events this is a great choice that will always keeps you entertained.
Carrie is a surperb movie. A fine film. It lives up to its classification of classic. It started a long gene of horror movies and a sequel in 1999 that didn't top the original. Personally nothing will, this is a geniuine horror movie that will keep its name up in the horror movie titles for years to come.