Carrie Reviews

  • Oct 16, 2020

    Perfect performances by the cast. including sissy spacek and piper Laurie and perfect directing by brian de palma

    Perfect performances by the cast. including sissy spacek and piper Laurie and perfect directing by brian de palma

  • Oct 01, 2020

    The first of many Stephen King adaptations, an author so obscure at the time that his name was misspelled in the credits, Carrie might look dated, but its power to shock and scare remains very much intact. Featuring a very empathetic lead performance from Sissy Spacek, playing a child tormented by what would become a Stephen King staple, the religious fanatic, who goes through a lot of very realistic character growth, which manifests itself both physically and emotionally. It's a story of the effects of bullying and humiliation, and how those who are pushed far enough, no matter how timid they may be, will eventually strike back. The supernatural powers Carrie has aren't given much explanation, but what's important is that she only uses them when she's being wronged, and doesn't just throw them around at will. I was surprised to see that the prom sequence, arguably the most iconic moment in the film, isn't actually the climax, but occurs about 20 minutes before the end itself. It seems strange, since it would be a very fitting way to conclude the story, with our heroine getting her sweet revenge, but the true ending does give us a truly shocking jump scare, one that feels earned and not just inserted as a cheap scare tactic. Its an iconic horror film for a good reason, and while many attempted to remake it over the years, its impact was never truly replicated.

    The first of many Stephen King adaptations, an author so obscure at the time that his name was misspelled in the credits, Carrie might look dated, but its power to shock and scare remains very much intact. Featuring a very empathetic lead performance from Sissy Spacek, playing a child tormented by what would become a Stephen King staple, the religious fanatic, who goes through a lot of very realistic character growth, which manifests itself both physically and emotionally. It's a story of the effects of bullying and humiliation, and how those who are pushed far enough, no matter how timid they may be, will eventually strike back. The supernatural powers Carrie has aren't given much explanation, but what's important is that she only uses them when she's being wronged, and doesn't just throw them around at will. I was surprised to see that the prom sequence, arguably the most iconic moment in the film, isn't actually the climax, but occurs about 20 minutes before the end itself. It seems strange, since it would be a very fitting way to conclude the story, with our heroine getting her sweet revenge, but the true ending does give us a truly shocking jump scare, one that feels earned and not just inserted as a cheap scare tactic. Its an iconic horror film for a good reason, and while many attempted to remake it over the years, its impact was never truly replicated.

  • Aug 28, 2020

    Screw the psychic powers and the supernatural revenge - the sheer trauma endured in the first 30 minutes by Carrie is the real terror in this film. Between a psychopathic high school class and a hyperconservative mother, can you really blame Spacek for cutting loose? Jokes aside, I feel the well-established nature of the story almost takes away too much from the experience as a first-time viewer, given that the buildup to the prom prank takes up such a substantial component of the runtime. Still, a solid and inventive start to the eventual downpour of Stephen King adaptations. (3.5/5)

    Screw the psychic powers and the supernatural revenge - the sheer trauma endured in the first 30 minutes by Carrie is the real terror in this film. Between a psychopathic high school class and a hyperconservative mother, can you really blame Spacek for cutting loose? Jokes aside, I feel the well-established nature of the story almost takes away too much from the experience as a first-time viewer, given that the buildup to the prom prank takes up such a substantial component of the runtime. Still, a solid and inventive start to the eventual downpour of Stephen King adaptations. (3.5/5)

  • Aug 28, 2020

    One of the first classic horror movies I watched, and as a kid who experienced enough bullying to also hate high school, really enjoyed it! Psychological, evil, and a wild ride.

    One of the first classic horror movies I watched, and as a kid who experienced enough bullying to also hate high school, really enjoyed it! Psychological, evil, and a wild ride.

  • Aug 27, 2020

    I love the cinematography and the acting is very well done. The writing and screenplay are also terrific. The movie just feels human to me.

    I love the cinematography and the acting is very well done. The writing and screenplay are also terrific. The movie just feels human to me.

  • Aug 11, 2020

    It's by no means a superior film, but it hits the right notes for a supernatural suspense thriller. And the cast is a walk down memory lane: Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt, Betty Buckley, Nancy Allen -- and P.J. Soles, whose 60-plus film credits have earned her a Crimmy (Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest) as a Horror Film Icon, bring De Palma's vision to life.

    It's by no means a superior film, but it hits the right notes for a supernatural suspense thriller. And the cast is a walk down memory lane: Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt, Betty Buckley, Nancy Allen -- and P.J. Soles, whose 60-plus film credits have earned her a Crimmy (Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest) as a Horror Film Icon, bring De Palma's vision to life.

  • Aug 04, 2020

    lots of drama, a bit scary as well, overall a must see

    lots of drama, a bit scary as well, overall a must see

  • Jul 16, 2020

    Perhaps King's greatest book gets a worthy adaptation. Laurie steels the show.

    Perhaps King's greatest book gets a worthy adaptation. Laurie steels the show.

  • Jul 12, 2020

    Com uma visão cruel do ensino médio A primeira versão de Carrie pro cinema é ótima e seu texto ágil deixa tudo melhor

    Com uma visão cruel do ensino médio A primeira versão de Carrie pro cinema é ótima e seu texto ágil deixa tudo melhor

  • Jun 30, 2020

    Not only is Carrie the best Stephen King book adaptation but it is one of the best adaptations of any book ever. It is a rare feat indeed for a film to surpass an excellent book. Spacek is utterly amazing and gives one of the best performances in cinematic history. You can mute the film and still connect in a perfectly realistic way with every emotion she portrays. DePalma's direction turns what could easily have been an over-the-top and wildly emoted performance by Laurie into something believable. Nearly all the supporting cast does an excellent job of portraying real people. Never before or never since has a film done such a superb job of turning the impossible into the believable.

    Not only is Carrie the best Stephen King book adaptation but it is one of the best adaptations of any book ever. It is a rare feat indeed for a film to surpass an excellent book. Spacek is utterly amazing and gives one of the best performances in cinematic history. You can mute the film and still connect in a perfectly realistic way with every emotion she portrays. DePalma's direction turns what could easily have been an over-the-top and wildly emoted performance by Laurie into something believable. Nearly all the supporting cast does an excellent job of portraying real people. Never before or never since has a film done such a superb job of turning the impossible into the believable.