February 29, 2012 by Matthew T.
1976 / d. Brian de Palma
Iconic horror film based on Stephen King’s chilling first novel. A genuinely unnerving performance by Sissy Spacek, and filled with memorable scenes which have not lust an ounce of their luster. Beautifully crafted filmmaking explores the story of a young girl with an extraordinary ability: psychokinesis. Perhaps it is that we are presented with a “coming of age” tale (albeit an atypical and twisted one) that makes this story so relatable; or possibly even the topics of guilt, isolation, and the desire to fit in. Regardless, CARRIE is arguably one of the best Stephen King adaptations, and is essential viewing for any cinemaphile.