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      Carrie

      R Now Playing 1 hr. 38 min. Horror TRAILER for Carrie: Trailer 1 List
      93% 76 Reviews Tomatometer 77% 250,000+ Ratings Audience Score In this chilling adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel, withdrawn and sensitive teen Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) faces taunting from classmates at school and abuse from her fanatically pious mother (Piper Laurie) at home.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. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      Carrie is a horrifying look at supernatural powers, high school cruelty, and teen angst -- and it brings us one of the most memorable and disturbing prom scenes in history.

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      Audience Member Classic horror film. Funny at times and suspenseful. The prom scene is epic. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/24 Full Review Jeff M It's impossible to fathom that this movie is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. Virtually everything about it has aged so beautifully that I think I'm ready to declare this the best horror film of the 70s, a designation that 1978's HALLOWEEN has held in my heart for many years. Both are masterpieces of the genre, but CARRIE just feels a bit more complex and emotionally engaging, something rare in a horror movie. Continuing with the hyperbole, I think it's also the best cinematic Stephen King adaptation - by a comfortable margin. In an era of school shootings and teenage violence, it now takes on a new and rather deeper perspective that probably wasn't intended, at least so specifically. Watching Carrie's climactic eruption brought upon by the merciless taunts of her classmates feels a lot more disturbing now. Spacek is extraordinary - I'm considering adding her to my All-Time Great Performances series - and although technically the "villain" of the piece, she brings such humanity and vulnerability to the role, one can't help but sympathize. Laurie is also fantastic in a performance that could have gone completely haywire but miraculously feels rooted in reality. Both were justifiably Oscar nominated. Director DePalma's joy and brilliance at filmmaking abound throughout, from camera shots to split screens to subtle and not so subtle homages to Hitchcock. I'm generally not a fan of the horror genre, but I think this is one of the few examples that transcends its roots and enters into the arena of true art. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/24 Full Review Robert W This is a horror classic this is one of my favourites watch it if you haven't Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/24 Full Review Ray F Una película que para su época genera mucho terror con efectos un cuanto llamativos, en lo personal la mirada de carrie al momento de llevar a cabo un asesinato es muy dura y penetrante, con un final al estilo de los clásicos de terror. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/24 Full Review Howard H Superb film. The suspense leading to the prom scene is chilling with genuine likeable characters throughout. Watching it 40 years apart it is still as relevant today than when it was released. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/11/24 Full Review Iker S I honestly loved Carrie. It is not extremely horrific, counts with a solid storyline and generates a valuable, empathic connection with the protagonist. One of the best films I have seen in recent times! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Pauline Kael New Yorker Carrie is a terrifying lyrical thriller. The director, Brian De Palma, has mastered a teasing style -- a perverse mixture of comedy and horror and tension. Jan 20, 2024 Full Review Wendy Ide Times (UK) Brian De Palma elevates what could have been a trashy exploitation picture into something mitigated by the angry empathy it places in the put-upon outsider. Jul 15, 2022 Full Review Adam Nayman The Ringer It opens with an insidiously brilliant update of Psycho's shower scene and ends with a jump scare that Hitchcock would have envied; in between, it's merely the tenderest and most affecting movie ever made out of one of King's novels. Sep 5, 2019 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) Carrie, in the end, is not a very serious film, but it is a rarity: a fun diversion that is truly enjoyable. [Full review in Spanish] Aug 15, 2023 Full Review Howard Waldstein CBR Carrie is relentlessly torn down time and again by everyone around her, and the climactic prom event, taking on a split-screen style, perfectly illustrates the fractured mind of a person who just can't take it anymore. Jul 18, 2023 Full Review Stephanie Archer Film Inquiry Grounded by the incredible and unforgettable performance of Sissy Spacek and the masterful direction of De Palma, Carrie is a horror masterpiece that defies convention and proves itself timeless. Jun 5, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Brian De Palma
      Screenwriter
      Lawrence D. Cohen, Stephen King
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp., Paramount Pictures, United Artists, Criterion Collection
      Production Co
      Redbank Films
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 3, 1976, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 27, 2015
      Sound Mix
      Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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