We all know that Stephen King has a fancy relationship with variations of his greatest tales, with Stephen King‘s hatred for Stanley Kubrick‘s tackle The Shining – among the finest motion pictures ever made – very well-known.
Among the best horror motion pictures based mostly on King’s work is Brian de Palma’s 1976 adaptation of Carrie. Sissy Spacek performs the title function of the telekinetic teenager abused by her ultra-religious mom, bringing intense terror to the climactic scene during which she is doused in pig blood and promptly units hearth to her whole college promenade.
In a 2007 interview with the ABC Information present Nightline, King gave his perspective on Carrie. He stated: “Carrie is an efficient film. It hasn’t aged in addition to a number of the different ones. But it surely’s nonetheless fairly good.”
King’s half proper right here. Carrie is an excellent film certainly. However even 15 years in the past, he was flawed to declare that Carrie hasn’t aged nicely. It’s a stone-cold traditional of the horror style that dwarfs many new motion pictures on the subject of huge display scares.
Spacek and Piper Laurie well-merited the nominations they acquired on the Oscars and, as a lot as we beloved Community, we’d have gone with Laurie for Greatest Supporting Actress over Beatrice Straight, who managed to win with solely 5 minutes of display time.
Such is the legacy of Carrie that it was remade in 2013, with Chloe Grace Moretz taking up from Spacek within the lead function and Julianne Moore enjoying Laurie’s character. As remakes go, it wasn’t too dangerous, but it surely paled compared to De Palma’s unhinged thrill trip.
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