Carrie (1976) review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 11/29/12
The story revolves around Carrie White (Sissy Spacek), whose mother is a deranged prayerful mother who is overly protective. Shows some dated aspects in terms of the horror genre and pace was a bit sluggish. Camera direction was tedious to a fault that it tends to becomes its weakness, especially the dizzying show where Carrie dances in the prom. On the positive note, Spacek did a splendid job with her portrayal and the screenplay was effective with lines: "Everyone isn't bad, Mama! Everything isn't a sin!" from Carrie and "These are godless times, Mrs. Snell." from Mrs. White. It's difficult for a horror film to be effective especially when the lead is a child. Still, Carrie is considered a classic that it is because of the noteworthy performances, themes (of isolation, bullying, faith, motherhood qualities and social values) and entertainment value from beginning to end.