Rate/Comment on Carrie

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Rate/Comment on Carrie

  1. 10

    28.2%
  2. 9.5

    10.3%
  3. 9

    17.9%
  4. 8.5

    10.3%
  5. 8

    5.1%
  6. 7.5

    7.7%
  7. 7

    5.1%
  8. 6.5

    5.1%
  9. 6

    5.1%
  10. 5.5

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  11. 5

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  12. 4.5

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  13. 4

    2.6%
  14. 3.5

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  15. 3

    2.6%
  16. 2.5

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  17. 2

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  18. 1.5

    0 vote(s)
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  19. 1

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  20. 0

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  1. Erick H.

    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    Still one of the best King novel transitions to film,and graced with a touching performance by Sissy Spacek.Piper Laurie is great as the mother too,I love the scene where she crosses herself with the knife as she walks down the stairs.Classic.10.
     
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    I gave it an eight. A great second half of the movie.
     
  3. indiephantom

    indiephantom Horny Spirit

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    DePalma's best and probably the best King adaptation. 10.
     
  4. krugerkid13

    krugerkid13 Guest

    10th fav. horror movie of all time

    excellent film
     
  5. Anthropophagus

    Anthropophagus Well-Known Member

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    Gave it 7.5, not a favorite of mine, I actually prefer De Palma's Blow Out. Any way you look at it-Vinnie Barbarino Rules!!
     
  6. satanservant

    satanservant Guest

    7.5 Well done Stephen King story that is probably the best of his adaptions to film
     
  7. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    9.5

    The movie really explains itself.
     
  8. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

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    Revisited Carrie tonight for the umpteenth time. I thought it was worth noting that not only do I think it has maybe the most powerful second half ever put to film. That dance scene Carrie has with Tommy including the lead up might be one of the best romantic scenes I've ever seen. It's just so honest and moving. Nothing about it seems unnatural or forced, it's perfect. Shame they don't make horror like that anymore.
     
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    A well-made film, but the story does nothing for me.
     
  10. dave13

    dave13 Well-Known Member

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    a 9 from me. as a kid, i found the film to be boring. as a teen i dismissed de palma as a hitchcock ripoff, and smugly figured i wouldn't bother watching anything else he made. about 2 or 3 years ago i decided to look at carrie again. it had been a long, long time since i'd watched it, and never in its OAR. I was blown away. blown. away. the movie was so affecting, so well structured, so completely focused in its execution, i was stunned. how i ever could have dismissed this in my earlier days, i have no idea. just goes to show you how your taste can change. its a phenomenal film.
     
  11. The Tall Man

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    9. Falls just short of perfect, but damn close.
     
  12. Copyboy

    Copyboy Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree. A beautiful movie in every way. And I've never thought of it as a horror movie. To me it's always been a tragedy.
     
  13. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Horror movies can be tragic. As was the nature of other 70's horror classics Last House on the Left, The Crazies, and Don't Look Now. Also, Bava's Bay of Blood was really trying to squeeze out a few tears after
    Simon kills the blonde (it's Bava's fault for making her a one-note slut/whore/bitch whose name is hard to remember) and walks off thinking - if I'm not mistaken - how he screwed up the deal her boyfriend gave him to escape.
    Same music that plays in the beginning with the mopey looking Countess.
     
  14. Paff

    Paff Super Moderator

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    And one other thing, which I pointed out in my review for this site: Carrie's mom didn't even KNOW about what happened at the prom! As in, she planned to kill Carrie when she returned home regardless! Carrie could have had an ok time with Tommy, Chris Hargensen's plan could have been foiled, and it was just a fun night for all. But Carrie's mom would still have trashed the house, and been hiding behind that door with the butcher knife. Consider that the next time you watch it...
     
  15. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    9.5 an almost perfect adaptation of Stephen King's novel.
    Really great horror movie.
     
  16. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

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    I was just watching the special features on my DVD and one thing that I found refreshing was that everyone from the Cast to the Crew had not reservations at all about calling Carrie a Horror movie. So many times in cast and crew interviews from other classic Horror films they would always have to mention how they don't think it's a horror film and try to call it suspense, mystery, thriller, fantasy, Sci-fi, Drama anything to get them out of admitting they were in a horror film. So yeah Carrie rules and so does Specek and friends.
     
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  17. Paff

    Paff Super Moderator

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    Thought I'd revive this thread for an observation I just made. I don't think this is intentional, but in the volleyball game at the beginning, it's SUE that blows the final point, not Carrie! She hits the ball twice in succession, which is illegal in volleyball. Miss Collins should have blown the volley dead when Sue hit it a second time, and given the game point to the other team.
     
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  18. chancetx

    chancetx Active Member

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    Aren't there also too many players? I can't remember the rules but the teams are uneven at least - 6 players on one team, 7 on the other.
     
  19. Paff

    Paff Super Moderator

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    I think so, but that's not uncommon in gym class, where it's often "divide the whole class into two teams". I remember playing softball with like 5-6 outfielders.
     

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