Carrie (1976)

Carrie (1976)

Carrie (1976)

Horror based on Stephen King's first novel, from director Brian De Palma (Scarface. Follows a young girl (Sissy Spacek) who possesses the power of telekinesis - the ability to move objects by the force of her mind. The school wallflower and the brunt of her classmates' jokes, Carrie uses her talent for revenge.

1976Rating: R16, contains violence94 minsUSA
Horror
Director:
Brian De Palma ('Scarface', 'Mission: Impossible', 'Carlito's Way')
Cast:
Sissy SpacekPiper LaurieJohn TravoltaAmy IrvingWilliam Katt
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Variety

Variety

press

A modest but effective shock-suspense drama about a pubescent girl, her evangelical mother and cruel schoolmates.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Brian De Palma transcends the pulpy horror feel by emphasising the awakening-sexuality metaphor, and using some glorious trickery.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It is sometimes funny in a puzzling kind of way, it is generally overwrought in an irritating kind of way, and once in a while it is inappropriately touching.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An absolutely spellbinding horror movie, with a shock at the end that's the best thing along those lines since the shark leaped aboard in Jaws.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The reason Carrie is still held in such high regard as a horror classic is very simple: it's all in the sheer directorial bravado. De Palma at the top of his game.

5.0
BBC

BBC

press

Unlike other examples of the horror genre, there are classic elements of tragedy that lend this gruesome tale a compelling edge.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

A modest but effective shock-suspense drama about a pubescent girl, her evangelical mother and cruel schoolmates.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Brian De Palma transcends the pulpy horror feel by emphasising the awakening-sexuality metaphor, and using some glorious trickery.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It is sometimes funny in a puzzling kind of way, it is generally overwrought in an irritating kind of way, and once in a while it is inappropriately touching.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An absolutely spellbinding horror movie, with a shock at the end that's the best thing along those lines since the shark leaped aboard in Jaws.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The reason Carrie is still held in such high regard as a horror classic is very simple: it's all in the sheer directorial bravado. De Palma at the top of his game.

5.0
BBC

BBC

press

Unlike other examples of the horror genre, there are classic elements of tragedy that lend this gruesome tale a compelling edge.

4.0

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