Carrie (1976) directed by Brian De Palma
Piper Laurie as Margaret White, Priscilla Pointer as Mrs. Eleanor Snell.

Margaret White: These are godless times, Mrs. Snell.
Mrs. Snell: Well, I’ll drink to that!

8 more days until Halloween…

3 Responses to “Carrie (1976)”

  1. New favorite toast.

  2. There are three genuinely great films based on works by Stephen King: “The Shining,” “The Shawshank Redemption” and “Carrie.”

    Several others like “The Stand,” “The Dead Zone,” “Misery,” “Dolores Claiborne,” “Stand by Me,” “Salem’s Lot,” and the underrated “Pet Semetery” are reasonably effective as well.

    I can even find some good things in mixed efforts like “Cujo,” “Christine,” “Children of the Corn,” “Hearts in Atlantis,” and the mini-series of “It.”

    “Carrie” rates with “Blow Out” and “Dressed to Kill” as one of my three favorite de Palmas. It’s a shuddery piece (that great “disarming exchange you feature, notwithstanding) that boats absolutely superlative performances by both Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.

    The two big set pieces with the kitchen knives in the White house and at the blood drenched senior prom utilize some nifty editing and split screens.

    Needless to say, excellent inclusion for this series.

  3. Yep, this is the best film adaptation of a Stephen King book, in my opinion. The Shining, Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemption are terrific, too, but this one is the best. Both Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie are pitch-perfect in it.

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