"Y se dio cuenta que la vida no era eso, que la vida es caer y levantarse y volverse a caer y volver a levantarse; la vida es alegrarte los viernes y joderte los lunes y abrazarte a quien te abrace y a quien no te abrace pues no te abrazas y punto, y no pasa nada"
Carrie (1976) dir. Brian De Palma | scroll for behind the scenes shots!🎬 ★ ★ ★ ★
Paving the way for all future high school horrors, the original adaption of Stephen King’s Carrie takes the crown for being one of the best ‘teen scream’ horrors to have ever been made. In this scene, outcast Carrie becomes prom queen but little does she know, it’s all part of a blood soaked sinister prank that the popular kids have organised. However, they don’t know who or what exactly they are messing with when Carrie decides that enough is enough and handles the prom and it’s occupants in her a terrifying telekinetic way. As a child, I was absolutely mesmerised by this scene and always felt great sympathy for the bloody prom queen. Guilty for rooting for Carrie, I think that all kids who weren’t part of the ‘it’ crowd will resonate with this film, a guilty pleasure at its finest. Similar films: The Crow, IT and Carrie (2013) an excellent remake🦋
I’ve seen this movie a few times and was pretty familiar with the story. But the book was excellent! The buildup to the big explosive event was so well written. I love the back-and-forth between the story of what happened leading up to the prom and the post-prom news excerpts and scientific studies on Telekinesis.
The reactions to the massacre, in the book, reminded me of how society today reacts to school shootings. Everyone becomes so focused on finding scape goats and blaming someone or something. But nothing changes, and we are left with the feeling that it’s just going to happen again. .
Now that I’ve read the book I’m going to watch the film again as part of #10book2filmchallenge .