• Carrie (1976)


Release Date: November 3rd, 1976

DVD Release Date: September 29th, 1998

R |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

In this chilling adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel, withdrawn and sensitive teen Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) faces taunting from classmates at school and abuse from her fanatically pious mother (Piper Laurie) at home. When strange occurrences start happening around Carrie, she begins to suspect that she has supernatural powers. Invited to the prom by the empathetic Tommy Ross (William Katt), Carrie tries to let her guard down, but things eventually take a dark and violent turn.

Cast: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, William Katt, Amy Irving, John Travolta, Nancy Allen, Betty Buckley, P.J. Soles

Director: Brian De Palma

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Redbank Films

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp., Criterion Collection, Paramount Pictures, United Artists

Keywords: Revenge, Tense, Underdog, Mother, Transformation, Dark, House, 1970s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The extraordinary cast includes John Travolta, Amy Irving, William Katt and Nancy Allen. Mario Tosi did the elegant cinematography. show more

  • 100
    Eric HendersonSlant Magazine

    Carrie, on the other hand, is frighteningly feminine, a slap in the face of those charging De Palma with misogyny as fierce as the one Betty Buckley whales across Nancy Allen’s face. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Brian De Palma's Carrie is 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." show more

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