Directed by Brian De Palma
Happy October everybody! I am just going to go ahead and take credit for the fact that I am reviewing a horror movie right now, even though I go through the List chronologically and this is a complete coincidence.
Carrie tells the story of an awkward teenager who has an abusive, religious mother. It makes me feel better about my own experience in high school. I mean, I couldn't have been that weird...right? Anyway, Carrie gets her period at school (which is a nightmare in itself) but doesn't know what it is so starts screaming. Naturally, she is laughed at, because it is high school and everyone is terrible. One of the girls feels guilty for her part in it and arranges to have her boyfriend take Carrie to prom. A pity date. Those always end well. Oh yes, Carrie also has telekinetic powers.
This is one of the most iconic horror movies of all time and everyone is at least a little familiar with it. I actually watched the remake, which is horrifying for its own reasons. I am sorry, but if you were as hot as Chloe Grace Moretz, you wouldn't be unpopular in high school.
Yes, the acting can be somewhat cheesy but I thought Piper Laurie, at least, was terrifying. Definitely a must see, just so you don't have annoying people (me) say "You've NEVER seen Carrie???"
Stephen King loved this film. An author likes a movie that was based on their book? That's refreshing.
In real life, Sissy Spacek was homecoming queen.