Friday, July 30 - Saturday, July 31, 2010

“Unlike other Hollywood virtuosos, De Palma’s central inspiration remains unashamedly the horror film and its thundering techniques of emotional manipulation. Carrie is almost an amalgamation of The Exorcist and American Graffiti, with Spacek as a religious maniac’s daughter whose experience of puberty is so harrowing that it develops paranormal aspects. De Palma’s ability to combine the romantic and the horrific has never been so pulverising. Here he contrives a wild juxtaposition of Carrie’s freakish inner turmoil with the dreamy cruisin’ mentality of her high-school colleagues. The style and imagery are strictly primary in the Freudian sense: menstrual blood and spotless ball dresses, Cinderella dressed up for the abattoir. But the fierce sympathy it extends to its unfashionable central character puts the film a million miles above the contemporary line in sick exploitation.” – Time Out (London)

  • Rating R
  • Year 1976
  • Running Time 98 min. minutes
  • Director Brian De Palma