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“It’s Carrie!” [Carrie –talking about her name]
on 10 October 2016
In this 1976 supernatural revenge horror, shy, bullied high school student Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) is once more humiliated at school but Carrie’s classmate Sue (Amy Irving) feels guilty and tries to make amends little realising the tragic outcome her actions will cause.
Sissy Spacek is superb as the naive and confused Carrie as is Piper Laurie as her fanatical mother, while the support cast are excellent. Although this is not fast paced, it is entertaining and maintains plenty of interest right to the end, but the music is hit and miss. The build up of tension and the ‘basic’ settings help create a reality that tends to be missing from many modern movies [gain a *].
The single disc offers play, scene selection, subtitles [English HoH and most Baltic countries plus Portuguese] and special features [2 documentaries, a featurette, photo-gallery, original trailer and evolution of Carrie]. Try to get through the menu as quickly as possible as it shows you the main sequence [lose a *]. [I wish the makers would stop doing this!!]. This 18 X rating features gratuitous full frontal nudity and mild swearing from the start and all done in slo-mo with a decidedly 70s soft porn soundtrack, this does start pretty sleazily but soon gets into its stride, the violence building gradually throughout to the end climax.