Summary: "There going to laugh at you". Shy, isolated Carrie White has an embarrassing experience in the girls' shower at school, at the same time discovers budding psychic powers. As one girl reaches out to her at school, another plans a bloody revenge at the school prom not realizing the devastating consequences it will have. This movie shows what happens if your bullying a girl that has super powers.
Excerpt: Spellbinding and highly influential horror movie that remains one of the true classics of the genre. Carrie is a macabre fairy tale for the modern age oozing style and imagination. Boasting the ultimate 70s High School cast (John Travolta, William Katt, P J Soles, Amy Irving and Nancy Allen) and featuring Sissy Spacek in a role she was seemingly born to play, Carrie is manipulative and horrifying, portraying the heartbreaking effects of being an outcast in society.
Excerpt: I 1st saw thismovie when I was in my early teens and it scared me to death. It had such an Impact on me that I have since became a huge Stephen King fan and have read every one of his books at least 3 times. Combining his storytelling with DePalma's brilliant Direction created a masterpiece. "Carrie" is not your average horror story, so I'm warning those who haven't seen this and expect it to be some all-out horror film full of gore, because "Carrie" is quite different.
Summary: It is a classic offbeat horror-melodrama merging harmoniously the family Gothic extravaganza, supernatural power, and a woman's movie of a peculiar kind… It remains the cinema's best adaptation of a Stephen King novel… The film initiated De Palma's inclination for surprise diverts between playful imagination and reality, as in the opening, which swifts from a soft-core porn fantasia of girls taking a shower in the locker room to the fact of Carrie's menstruation for the...
Summary: Carrie boomed Sissy Spacek's and John Travolta's career. I understand why. Carrie starts off at a gym locker room, where we find out how much the other kids hate Carrie. But, we find out that Carrie has some powers. Like in other Stephen King book-movies, the supernatural aspect is only minor compared to the rest of the story, but it comes into play at the end. Carrie's mom (Piper Laurie) is an over-protective religious zealot who makes The Royal Tenenbaums seem normal.
Anyone who expected just another horror movie is obviously dissapointed!
Ioannis Papamargaritis, IMDb
6 March 2002
Summary: I just came back from a special showing of Carrie in the student's cinema of my university and I must say one thing: THANK YOU to the director, for this is one of the best, most moving films I've ever seen. I honestly don't understand the "it's not scary" mentality! Now, whether you want to call this horror film or thriller or whatever else is up to you, but I think Carrie's scope cannot reaches beyond just one genre!
Conclusion: The first novel by Stephen King proved to the perfect vehicle for Brian de Palma to make the leap to big time director as he happens to be perfectly in sync with the material, the high school misfit who also just happens to rock some psychic powers. Sissy Spacek is hugely empathetic as Carrie, Piper Laurie truly unnerving as her religiously manic mother, all leading up to the now classic high school prom destruction derby.