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Carrie Academy Award Nomination! Academy Award Nomination! 

By Tom Keogh

This terrifying adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling horror novel was directed by shock maestro Brian De Palma for maximum, no-holds-barred effect. Sissy Spacek stars as Carrie White, the beleaguered daughter of a religious kook (Piper Laurie) and a social outcast tormented by her cruel, insensitive classmates. When her rage turns into telekinetic powers, however, school's out in every sense of the word. De Palma's horrific climax in a school gym lingers forever in the memory, though the film is also built upon Spacek's remarkable performance and Piper Laurie's outlandishly creepy one. John Travolta has a small part as a thug, De Palma's future wife, Nancy Allen, is his girlfriend, and Amy Irving makes her screen debut as one of the girls giving Carrie a hard time.

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Carrie received Academy Awards nominations for Actress (Sissy Spacek) and Supporting Actress (Piper Laurie).

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"With the perfect blend of comedy, pathos and shock, CARRIE stands as one of the most perfect films ever made. Every scene provokes a reaction. Anyone who was ever in high school will either shudder, laugh, or cheer on the heroine as if on cue. This merits multiple viewings. The deluxe DVD also boasts features such as ACTING CARRIE with comical reminiscing by Nancy Allen, PJ Soles, Amy Irving, Betty Buckley, Sissy Spacek, and last but not least, the GREAT Piper Laurie."


"I wasn't allowed to watch this as a kid and probably rightly so. (Being only 8yrs old), however, I caught it on video and TV. As an adult a few years ago so its probably had lost a lot of its scare factor, however, Sissy Spacek seemed perfect as Carrie and the prom/blood scene to me is one of the best emotional and powerfully acted scenes EVER! To convey that much emotion without dialogue is incredible. For me though the creepiest part of the movie involves Carrie being locked in the closet by her mother with that crucifix with the glowing eyes. Still unsettling today."


"This was my favorite movie of the Super70s. Every single actor and actress did a tremendous job. I would consider this the first horror flick to do big business."




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Director: Brian De Palma

Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, William Katt, John Travolta, Amy Irving, Nancy Allen, Betty Buckley

Released: October 31, 1976

Availability: DVD VHS CD

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