Carrie (1976)

 Rated R for a swear here and a swear there.

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Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie shine (and creep you out) in the topic of our 36th Next 100 Project ‘cast. Brian De Palma’s horror hit doesn’t truly frighten us anymore, but its themes are juicy. Bullying, feminism, religious insanity are all here, plus we discuss if Carrie is a burgeoning super-hero. Punch up the Sparkplug Coffee link, then be nice to the prom queen and hear of her bloody tale.

CORRECTIONS: Of course, Sigourney Weaver wasn’t Oscar-nominated for Alien, but was for Aliens. Also, we failed to mention that Carrie the character was nominated for AFI’s Top 50 Villains List.

LINKS:

Links to: Stephen King and Amy Irving and Nancy Allen and P.J. Soles and William Katt and John Travolta

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

1976 in film

1976 Academy Award winners and nominees

AFI Top 100 Lists

Links to: Psycho and Blow Out the full movie on YouTube and The Rage: Carrie 2 and the 2013 remake and Chronicle

YouTubeables: Plug it up, plug it up! and Carrie gets tossed in the closet of sin and the prom gets bloody and Carrie kills Mama

Previously on the Next 100 Project: Mulholland Drive

On Halloween on the Next 100 Project: The Omen