Carrie (De Palma, 1976): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.45pm
A rare chance to see a Brian De Palma movie on the big screen, this is part of the Prince Charles Cinema's Classic Film Season. More details here.
Time Out review:
She wasn’t the favourite to play ‘creepy Carrie’, but it’s impossible to
imagine anyone other than Sissy Spacek (looking like she’s stepped into
the ‘70s from another time altogether) in the role. Stephen King got
the idea for the novel, his first, in the girls’ locker room of a
college where he was working as a caretaker. Teenage girls can be pure
evil and it’s in a locker room that we meet Carrie, who’s just had her
first period and is being told to ‘plug it up!’ by the mean girls.
Carrie’s secret is that she has telekinetic powers, which are about to
wreak an apocalypse at the school prom. As for the pig’s blood scene, it
doesn’t matter how many times you watch it, you’re willing that bucket
not to drop. Spacek gamely offered to be covered in real pig’s blood,
but in the end was drenched with a mix of syrup and food colouring.' Cath Clarke
Here is the trailer.