Carrie (1976) Film Review

Carrie
DIRECTOR: Brian De Palma
BOTTOM LINE: One of the GREAT HORROR MOVIES with tremendous performances from Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie, the latter returning to the screen after a fifteen-year absence. Brian De Palma’s masterpiece works, like “Mildred Pierce” and “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane”, as drama and high camp simultaneously. We feel for Carrie while at the same time reveling in her mother’s treasure chest of unforgettable lines. A list so long that it is sure to satisfy the gay sensibility of any red-blooded adolescent male! Oh, the one gay character in the movie is Betty Buckley’s gym teacher who gets the plot rolling by coming down hard on the girls (that would be Nancy Allen and Amy Irving) after the “plug-it-up” scene in the showers. The unforgettable score, one of the all-time greats, is by Pino Donaggio.
POST TITLE: Twenty-Seven Queer Films 1967-1976. Queer Cinema Comes Out |
CATEGORY: My Favorites
SUBCATEGORY: Queer Film
STREAMING: Amazon Prime and Apple TV

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