Carrie (1976)
First screened in October 2000 / Most recently screened in June 2016
Director: Brian De Palma. Cast: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt, Betty Buckley, Nancy Allen, John Travolta, P.J. Soles, Priscilla Pointer, Sydney Lassick, Stefan Gierasch, Michael Talbott, Doug Cox, Edie McClurg. Screenplay: Lawrence D. Cohen (based on the novel by Stephen King).

Twitter Capsule: High school and religious tyranny are ghoulish doubles, and great venues for De Palma's macabre hyperboles. Ideally acted.

VOR:   So influential, often remade, yet still totally singular as high school drama and as study of mad zeal, occult power, female adolescence, youthful penitence and vengeance.



Photo © 1976 United Artists/Red Bank Films

Not yet reviewed in full. A–


Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actress: Sissy Spacek
Best Supporting Actress: Piper Laurie

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Piper Laurie

Other Awards:
National Society of Film Critics: Best Actress (Spacek)

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