nikkl’s review published on Letterboxd:
Amazing! I’ve never seen the remake with Chloe Grace Moretz but I don’t need to to know that it’s a waste of time. Sissy Spacek was made for this role! Such a heart-wrenching depiction of what it’s like to be picked on in high school. I’m very sympathetic towards Carrie. I also would have snapped if my date with Tommy Ross was ruined. My main criticism would be the ultra sexualization of high school girls. Also, how come nobody ever told me that Travolta was in this?
Carrie. An all time amazing performance.
Carrie getting covered in pigs blood and her subsequent telekinetic rampage.
Margaret White: Red. I might have known it would be red.
Carrie White: It's pink, Mama.
Carrie White: Look what Tommy gave me, Mama. Aren't they beautiful?
Margaret White: I can see your dirty pillows. Everyone will.
Carrie White: Breasts, Mama. They're called breasts, and every woman has them.
There are homages to Psycho (1960) scattered throughout the film. For example, the high school’s name is Bates High. Also, the same four note violin theme from Psycho is played throughout Carrie.
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Misery (1990). Both are thrillers based on novels from Stephen King that revolve around an unhinged woman.
What is your favourite high school horror film?