Carrie (1976)

Release Date: 1976
Genre: Supernatural Power
Director: Brian De Palma
Screenwriter: Lawrence D.Cohen, Stephen King

Carrie (1976)  Rating:

Rowan= 10 / 10;
Chris= 8 / 10;
Peter= 9 / 10;
Ellis= 8.5 / 10
Andy= 9 / 10

Carrie (1976) Synopsis:

A young girl with an obsessive catholic mother discovers that she has telekinetic power. Being bullied at school, she finally decided that things must change as she gets invited to the prom night…

Carrie (1976) Review:

One of the best 1970’s movie, and one that doesn’t seem to have aged. The movie is captivating, thank to a great plot and the super acting performance from both Sissy Spacek (Carrie) and Piper Laurie (her mum). I found the character of the mum extremely evil and terrifying. The music also plays an important role and adds so much intensity to this movie. A cult movie, I just wished Brian De Palma had access to better special effects at that time. Looking forward to a remake!

 

Carrie (1976) Cast:

Sissy SpacekSissy SpacekCarrie
Piper LauriePiper LaurieMargaret White
Amy IrvingAmy IrvingSue Snell
William KattWilliam KattTommy Ross
John TravoltaJohn TravoltaBilly Nolan
Nancy AllenNancy AllenChris Hargensen
Betty BuckleyBetty BuckleyMiss Collins
P.J. SolesP.J. SolesNorma
Priscilla PointerPriscilla PointerMrs. Snell
Sydney LassickSydney LassickMr. Fromm
Stefan GieraschStefan GieraschMr. Morton
Michael TalbottMichael TalbottFreddy
Doug CoxDoug CoxThe Beak
Harry GoldHarry GoldGeorge
Noelle NorthNoelle NorthFrieda
Cindy DalyCindy DalyCora
Deirdre BerthrongDeirdre BerthrongRhonda
Anson DownesAnson DownesErnest
Rory StevensRory StevensKenny
Edie McClurgEdie McClurgHelen
Cameron De PalmaCameron De PalmaBoy on Bicycle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sharon BensonSharon BensonRuth Gogan (uncredited)
Terry BoloTerry BoloTrudy Bourne (uncredited)
Katie IrvingKatie IrvingKatie O’Shea / The Balladeer (uncredited)
Cynthia Schuler LarsenCynthia Schuler LarsenAlice Litten (uncredited)
Dan ProtheroeDan ProtheroeBassist – Vance or Towers (prom band) (uncredited)
James SaadJames SaadDrummer & Percussionist – Vance or Towers (prom band) (uncredited)
Janie SquireJanie SquireJulia McDermitt (uncredited)
Mike TowersMike TowersVance or Towers (prom band) (uncredited)
Glen VanceGlen VanceVance or Towers (prom band) (uncredited)

 

Fans Speak:


Great movie!!! I waited years before watching it and was really surprised. The actress is quite amazing!!! Great plot and a good story. Although I didn’t find it as scary as I had heard; it probably was when it came out in 1976! Also looking forward to the 2013 remake 

Wonderful special effects for a 70’s movie. I had to make a presentation about the book when I was 15 and I watched the movie instead of reading the book (thank you, Brian De Palma)

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