Carrie

Carrie

DVD - 2004
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Carrie is an introverted teen with mysterious powers of telekinesis that she doesn't understand.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : MGM/UA Home Video, c2004
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 9780792862246
0792862244
Branch Call Number: DVD CAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4

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TheeAvebury
Jul 08, 2017

One of cinema's ultimate operatic teenage melodramas. I have seen "Carrie" more times than I can count, and yet it never loses its uncommon heartbreak and blood-curdling dramatic power.

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JihadiConservative
May 13, 2017

Very strange albeit good decent. The film hasn't aged to well in my opinion and the ending, although disturbing, is a bit anti climatic due to very poor effects and corny style use. But man, poor Carrie! What those bitch girls and *beep* mother did to her was tragic. Carrie had literally 1 happy moment in her life only to have it come crashing down on her (literally) 5 minutes later. "Carrie" is a very flawed film but is disturbing, sad, and messed up, the key points for a classic Stephen King horror!

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VonHafenstaaad
May 09, 2017

A voluptuously shot horror movie.

Marinetti Jul 24, 2015

Great horror movie from the 70's about a high school girl with telekinesis. Sissy Spacek is great in the lead role. Director Brian De Palma is actually quite a funny filmmaker, something many critics gloss over.

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Calvacade
Jul 15, 2015

The original movie directed by Brian De Palma and starring Sissy Spacek. Contains the usual tongue in cheek humour of De Palma in this satirical look at teenage life in the 1970's- and I'm sure it still holds relevance for the current generation. Blows the remake out of the water in every way imaginable.

Aka_Aka_Aka Dec 20, 2014

Well - It's all mind over matter.

Carrie White doesn't wield an axe, turn her head around backwards, drink blood, nor does she eat human flesh, but she sure can do some real neat tricks with telekinesis.

This evocative story (from 1976) of a high school misfit sadly degenerates into cheap, gory, melodrama when Carrie unleashes her powers in revenge against those who mocked her.

All wrapped up with an ending that clearly contained all the tell-tale signs of "Carrie 2 - Coming Soon" written all over it.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Dec 16, 2014

About a year before seeing the movie "Carrie" I had read the Stephen King novel of the same name. What a relief it was that the Carrie character in the movie wasn't the same as the one in the novel. King had created a despicable character in his over-long novel.

Casting Sissy Spacek as Carrie was, without a doubt, one of the key elements (there were definitely others) that saved this flick from becoming just another mediocre, predictable, run-of-the-mill "teen" horror movie. Spacek's performance as Carrie was nominated for an Oscar in 1976. (Faye Dunaway won the thing) This would be the 2nd time in movie history that an actress in a horror film would receive such a nomination.

The other actress in Carrie that deserves mentioning is Piper Laurie, who plays Mrs. White, Carrie's mother. Laurie's portrayal of the self-righteous, Christian, kookoo-puff is first-rate.

Of course, Brian DePalma's directing abilities deserve a lot of credit here. His command behind the camera was strong and sure. It had to be. 'Cause when it came to the likes of a horror movie, having some real sense of professional restraint is vitally important.

I know that this movie had to be the way it was because it was a horror movie and that everyone was expecting lots of terror, and everything, but I would think that a lonely, out-cast girl like Carrie who discovered she possessed the power of telekinesis would learn to really control and master it and then use it as a sure-fire way to win friends and admiration, instead of causing so much destruction and pain. Hell, I would sure like to have a friend with the powers that Carrie had. Wouldn't you!?

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jazeebelle
Jun 07, 2014

The original, and to me the only real Carrie film. (Granted i did appreciate how well the current remake updated a lot of the story... adding in Youtube was ingenious.) If you like this movie i strongly STRONGLY encourage you to read the book. It was King's first and delicious! There are elements to it that would not have come across well on the scree and neither film version attempted them, but they are soooo worth it in the book. For any teenage girl out there who likes horror, i HIGHLY recommend this. And hey, for adult fans too... read it...as i've said, it's wonderful.

aaa5756 Jun 19, 2011

Very well done old school sci-fi movie. I would recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater. No falling asleep on this one!!!!! "its not fun when Carrie is angry"----at you!!!!

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BookReviewer101
Dec 15, 2010

Ok... kinda weird and a bit scary

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bookgeek101 Mar 28, 2013

Violence: Definitly with a story like this.

bookgeek101 Mar 28, 2013

Sexual Content: Slightly, innuendos and one slight scene.

bookgeek101 Mar 28, 2013

Coarse Language: Not to bad, but slight words or innuendos.

bookgeek101 Mar 28, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The story is intense and overall sad.

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