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Fri, May 12 at Midnight


  • Dir. Brian De Palma
  • USA
  • 1976
  • 98 min.
  • R
  • DCP
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop

Part of Midnight Movies

Fri, May 12 at Midnight: Introduction from film critic Jason Shawhan | BUY TICKETS

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day and welcome Prom Season than a trip to Bates High School’s ill-fated Love Amongst the Stars formal? Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) is an ostracized girl saddled with a strict mother (Piper Laurie). But the teen has the ability to move objects with her mind, and when the high school “in crowd” torments her with a sick joke at the prom, Carrie’s fury lashes out with devastating power. De Palma deftly transfers Stephen King’s first novel to the screen. Co-starring Amy Irving, John Travolta and Nancy Allen.

“One of the most important movies of my life. It’s one of the two films, the other being Robert Altman’s NASHVILLE, that made me want to be a critic. And that’s because CARRIE did more than thrill, frighten, and captivate me; it sent a volt charge through my system that rewired my imagination, showing me everything that movies could be.” —Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment

“The best scary-funny movie since JAWS — a teasing, terrifying, lyrical shocker, directed by Brian De Palma, who has the wickedest baroque sensibility at large in American movies. Pale, gravel-voiced Sissy Spacek gives a classic chameleon performance as a repressed high-school senior.” —Pauline Kael, New Yorker

The best teen horror flick ever made…” —Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald