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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

Stephen King has long given credit to his very prosperous writing career to one Mr. Brian De Palma. King’s reasoning is that he could have written the best books in the world, but without De Palma’s masterful adaptation that hit it so big with audiences King never would have had the audience.

Luckily King had the good when the audience came and that’s what’s made him a legend in the print world… but what would have happened if De Palma hadn’t made such a great flick with Carrie? The world would be a different place, especially for horror fans like me.

Carrie is a rich film, gorgeously shot and riddled with fantastic performances. Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie stand out as being ridiculously great in this movie, but you also get good turns by Amy Irving, Nancy Allen, a young John Travolta, the adorable PJ Soles and William Katt’s perm.

Children are cruel, but for all the picked upon nerds, fatties and dweebs there’s some serious role reversal on display in this movie that makes us smile. It’s okay that we’re picked on because one day the pretty people will pick on the wrong anti-social outcast and they’ll get electrocuted by a goddamn microphone! I was gonna say cut in half by a bleacher, but that was one of the nice teachers.

Today we have two pictures from Carrie, both featuring Sissy Spacek covered in blood. The second one I’ve had for a while, but didn’t have a place for it because it was so low res, but as a B-side to a nice, crisp image it’s great… especially since it looks like Sissy is smoking a joint!






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  • March 10, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Who's old enough to remember Carrie?

    by TheKiller7

    Yell: "Stay off my lawn!"

  • March 10, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    your mama

    by FrankBooth93


  • March 10, 2011, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Wow, forgot De Palma directed this!

    by WriteForTheEdit

    One of the best "BOO!" scares in a movie, ever. Hafta rewatch this one some time.

  • March 10, 2011, 5:16 p.m. CST

    The blood is suppose to be chocolate with cherry kool-aid

    by TheKiller7


  • March 10, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    John Travolta was in it too but not very much!

    by brocknroll

  • March 10, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Who's gonna REMAKE this film for the Y Generation?

    by TheKiller7

    You know is going to happen

  • March 10, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    They're all going to laugh at you

    by Scott

  • March 10, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    "They're all gonna laugh at you!"

    by TheMcflyFarm

    I remember the ending where her hand comes out of the ground really creeping me out for some reason.

  • March 10, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Ahh. The first time

    by proevad

    i saw bush. It was the 70's and I'm not talking about any soon to be president.

  • March 10, 2011, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Re: Who's gonna make this one for the Y Generation?

    by brocknroll

    For your information, there is already a Carrie remake. It was remade in 2002, that starred, Angelina Bettis as Carrie.

  • March 10, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Remake already happened

    by WriteForTheEdit So it's time for a reboot!

  • March 10, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Yeah, like brocknroll said...

    by WriteForTheEdit


  • March 10, 2011, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Carrie represents the greatest fear for men.

    by Ingeld

    A woman on the rag given the power of who lives and dies. The reference to her period in the beginning and the image of walking telekinetic used tampon at the end seal the deal. (The second picture for some reason is scarier than any image actually in the movie.)

  • March 10, 2011, 5:36 p.m. CST


    by proevad

    that sounds absolutely retarded, but I actually think you're right on target. Nice.

  • March 10, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    oh tomorrow's pic is from Blade Runner

    by KilliK

    THANK YOU QUINT for taking my request :D

  • March 10, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST

    the last scene at the grave is the best jump scare ever

    by golden tribw

    that is all

  • March 10, 2011, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Nancy Allen was very hot in this movie.

    by KilliK

  • March 10, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Alrighty then - Who's gonna REBOOT Carrie for Y-generation'ers

    by TheKiller7


  • March 10, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Has anybody seen "Carrie II: The Rage"???

    by brocknroll

    There is a sequel to that Brian Depalma movie, it's called, "Carrie II: The Rage".

  • March 10, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Stay off my lawn!

    by SmokingRobot

    Damn kids.

  • I think I have.

  • March 10, 2011, 6:12 p.m. CST

    There has also been a remake to the Firestarter movie

    by KilliK

    and i think also a sequel. I am also very surprised that nobody has remade and modernized Christine after the Fast and Furious and Pimp My Ride success proved that there is a strong audience for the whole underground car racing/drift racing/car modification scene. Imagine the same unpopular young guy who is in college,there are these popular underground car racing happenings where all the teens go to admire the cool,rich guys with their exotic japanese cars, the young guy decides to enter the races in order to gain popularity and win the heart of some chick,he finds an old,abandoned,damaged muscle car,a retro mustang,he buys it from the weird old owner,he repairs it and then he starts winning the races although strangely enough the car's hardware is not as powerful as that of the other,expensive super cars in the races. and the rest is history.

  • March 10, 2011, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Breasts, Quint. They're called breasts...

    by Denty420

    ... and every woman has them.

  • March 10, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Your right ingeld, I never noticed that before

    by vin_diggler

    She does become a human tampon at the end. I don't say that to be funny, it actually makes sense when compared to the opening scene of the movie. Whether it was intentional or not, it puts an interesting twist on the film. Well it does for me at least.

  • March 10, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST

    i saw this..

    by nolan bautista

    on a double bill w/ "Taxi Driver" at the impressionable age of 12. Thats why im on this site w/ fellow geeks and film lovers..

  • March 10, 2011, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Is there any truth to the rumour that Lucas and depalma swaped leads?

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    It's fact that they shared casting sessions since carrie and star wars were in preproduction at the same time, but there's a rumour that Spacek had the Leia role and Fisher had the Carrie role but then the two directors decided to swap the actresses for some reason Is this true in any way?

  • March 10, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    The only thing scary about Carrie

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    was Sissy Spacek. That woman is disturbing looking just shopping at Walmart.

  • March 10, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    redbull: I read an interview with Carrie Fisher,

    by vin_diggler

    and she recalled someone asking her if she turned down the role for Carrie because she did not do nudity. She claimed that she was never asked to do Carrie and that she loved being naked and never would have turned down a role because of it. of course we all know she spent most of the late seventies and early eighties high as a kite, so her memory may be a little off.

  • That's a little piece of awesome. The two sequels aren't bad either.

  • March 10, 2011, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Anyone else think it was gonna be Austin Powers?

    by irishraidersfan

    No? Just me? Hello?

  • March 10, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Yo, Quint

    by puto tenax

    Any more from De Palma? I think Carrie's a fine film but Untouchables rules. When DeNiro went baseball bat crazy on that guy at the table.

  • March 10, 2011, 7:20 p.m. CST

    They already did a sequel in 99 (The Rage: Carrie 2)...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...and a TV remake in the early 2002. Both sucked. In today's Hollywood, any remake would have a supermassive black hole level of suck.

  • March 10, 2011, 7:24 p.m. CST

    I don't know how they count generations now...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...but it seems like the media comes up with a new one every 2 or 3 years so they can market to it. We had the Boomers, then a long while later, Generation X, then 10 years in, suddenly here comes Generation Y, then suddenly a few years later "The Millennials. It's too damn many in too short a time span, I mean fuck, I'd be a grandfather by now using their counting. It's all bogus!

  • March 10, 2011, 7:29 p.m. CST

    The 2002 TV version had Emelie De Ravin in it...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview one of the girls that tormented Carrie. She ended up squashed in a truck Carrie flattened against a tree. They actually changed the ending, Carrie gets rescued by a girl who felt sorry for her and she dyed her hair and they both skipped town. It was set up so they could have a series where they were on the run and helped other telekinetic kids in places where they were hiding out each week, sort of like the TV Hulk (yeah... I know). But, the ratings were mega-low and plans for any series were swiftly dropped by the network (NBC in a foreshadowing of even worse ideas to come).

  • March 10, 2011, 7:29 p.m. CST


    by Ian

    You're right on the money about Ginger Snaps. What a beautiful little nasty gem from this past decade.

  • March 10, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST

    "Okay everybody, that's a wrap! Let's smoke some weed!"

    by MooseMalloy

  • March 10, 2011, 7:35 p.m. CST

    I was there opening night

    by Sunhawk7

    I was in high school and about the same age as the characters in the movie. Besides Jaws, it was one of the most incredible audience experience movies I'd ever seen. DePalma showed he was a master story teller with this one. There were some shots that still astound me to this day. Just the look of the film was beautiful. He lured you in for the kill.

  • March 10, 2011, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Carrie Fisher...

    by Hipshot

    I was at the cast screening of "Return of the Jedi" up in Marin, and Carrie Fisher showed up stoned to the gills and bumping into walls. Pretty funny.

  • March 10, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST

    King announced today that he's releasing a new Dark Tower book

    by buffywrestling

    Set between Wizards & Glass & Wolves of Calla. Quint must be busy with SXSW or he'd be all over that, I reckon.

  • March 10, 2011, 8:52 p.m. CST

    dirty pillows

    by aitvc

    such a british thing thing to say.... dirty pillows also a very scottish thing to say Cissy never had pillows, more throw cushions

  • March 10, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    How memorable the remake was eh

    by Shubniggorath

    I was working at Blockbuster when it came out, and even though I got free rentals and have been a King fan since age 6 (yes I snuck ma's copy of Cujo under my bed and terrified myself), I still never rented it. My reasoning came down to "what's the point?"

  • March 10, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST

    FUCKING BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by MainMan2001

    Now, this is a movie folks. Nothing compares to this stylistic romp. It's sooooooo funny but yet beyond disturbing. The shots and editing are on another level of filmmaking. It's a director who actual does something with his job. One of the best films of the 70s period.

  • March 10, 2011, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Man, Sissy looks delicious!

    by JudasPriestly


  • March 10, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST

    I Love This Fucking Movie

    by Rebeck2

    It's one of those great films that you can watch over and over again - just brilliant. The absolute best part is the build up to the blood drop, as Amy Irving figures it out. Pure cinematic perfection. The music and the intercutting make it so suspenseful. What really makes it work though, I think, is the emotional element. You're really happy for Carrie once she gets to the prom and you can see her coming out of her shell, so the tragedy of that being ruined hits hard. Amazing that two actresses in a horror film were nominated for Oscars - and they deserved it!

  • March 10, 2011, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Love the expression of the guy on the left...

    by ObiBen

    Looks like he's thinking "Yeah, well, whatever floats your boat". Oh, and yeah, I'm old enough to remember Carrie so get your wet umbilicals and iPhones off my lawn, you pseudo-hipster halfbaked foetuses!!!

  • March 10, 2011, 9:34 p.m. CST

    There's a funny story on the DVD...

    by Rebeck2

    Evidently DePalma did a ton of low-angle shots of Sissy Spacek nude in the opening shower scene...just beaver shot after beaver shot. They were watching the dailies in a dark screening room and everybody got real quiet. Then Spacek called out from the back, "Thanks a lot, Brian".

  • March 10, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST


    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Funny how Nancy Allen and John Travolta play such a pair of despicable, hateful shits in this, and five years later they broke my fucking heart in De Palma's Blow Out.

  • March 10, 2011, 9:46 p.m. CST

    I like when she uses Blue Steel to flip the car

    by Mel

    That was a good scene.

  • March 10, 2011, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Really, that second photo is really giving me the creeps

    by Ingeld

    That maniacal look in her eyes paired with the innocent smile-- in turn accented by the the one hand awkwardly holding the cigarette. And her head! Her hair plastered by blood to a head that seems disproportionately too big for her body. All drenched in blood right down to right hand tense and taut in claw like position ready to spring from the grave--or perhaps from under my bed tonight while I sleep. The hell with the film, this picture has it all in an unholy mix of innocence, death, insanity, sin, beauty, sexiness and gore. I am not sure whether to thank you for putting it up or to beg you take it down.

  • March 10, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST

    No, the second pic is her lip synching her Coal Miner's Daughter

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks


  • March 10, 2011, 11:35 p.m. CST


    by RottNElsewhere

    I knew abt the ending beforehand but was still scared shitless (and seeing it recently can't believe how much t/a is over the credits). Probably the saving grace if any was the first time I saw this on TV late late at night (a sleepover) I was ready and initiated a friend into the ending by suddenly tearing out and grabbing his leg (sleeping bag). Of course later (after siring several children with several women including his one cousin, drowning in alimony & support) he mysteriously blew his brains out but -wtf it was fun at the time. And I wouldn't a fucked my own cousin. Spacechik looking scary shopping at WalMart? Doesn't everything that shops there look scary?

  • March 11, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Sissy Spacek

    by deelzbub

    sexy...and really good in Coal Miners Daughter too

  • March 11, 2011, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Sissy looks like most girls do after a date with Gene Simmons

    by TheKiller7

    After he breaks them in...........

  • March 11, 2011, 12:35 a.m. CST

    those aren't pillows!

    by HornyForHarry

  • March 11, 2011, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Actually Geoffrey_fourmyle you come of looking like the idiot

    by vin_diggler

    he was just quoting Carries response to her mother because she was tired of her mother calling them "dirty pillow". So turn your hate meter down a few notches will ya.

  • March 11, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST

    My lawn. You're on it. Begone!

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    I'm old enough to have FORGOTTEN the original Carrie.

  • March 11, 2011, 9:42 a.m. CST

    I'm not *that* dirty

    by jpt


  • March 11, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Carrie then years later Blow Out..I know DePalma and Travolta

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    haven't been knocking them out of the park lately (okay maybe almost 20 years now....), but maybe its time for them to reteam on a project. A good serious project.

  • March 11, 2011, 10:29 a.m. CST

    My pleasure geoffrey_fourmyle

    by vin_diggler

    but I think I will pass in the dick sucking offer. Please feel free to help yourself to that task.

  • March 11, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST


    by proevad

    told a story a long time ago about being at the premiere and getting the shit scared out of him by the shock scare at the grave. Somehow 2 black guys were involved in the story. I remember thinking it was funny, but don't remember what he said. Why did I even post this then?

  • March 11, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    lets see some flash gorden pictures

    by Wookie_1995

    the one with the queen album!

  • March 11, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Went to see this with a freind...

    by eustisclay

    ...and the fucker had already seen it. So I'm watching the ending, and DiPalma does something very clever. When Sue is laying down the flowers, there is a post with a hole at the very bottom. Your attention is focused on the hole(is she gonna stick the flowers through it?) when the hand comes out of the ground, scaring one shitless. Of course, my friend grabbed my arm at the same time. While I didn't need to, I cam close to needing to change my pants after that. I don't see a need for a new version of Carrie, but if they want to dust off anything, how about DePalma's follow up, The Fury? Always hoped for a sequel to that and while the first one is great, it wouldn't bother me to see a remake or updated sequel(but they gotta keep the R rating. By the way, watched that again a few years ago and noticed Jim Belushi in a crowd scene where Amy Irving and her friend are walking on the beach. Well. saying I noticed him in the crowd is understating it. He kinda jumps out of the crowd and stares at the camers. If he hadn't been John's brother, bet he'd have been cut out. It's kinda distracting and if he hadn't become a famous actor, Id'a probably been wondering who the fuck the ham was.

  • March 11, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST


    by UltimaRex

    Don't fucking scare me. I now Jeb is supposed to be the smart one but next to dubya a chimp would be the smart one so that's not saying much. Besides which his name is Jeb. How smart can he be?

  • March 11, 2011, 3:02 p.m. CST

    I think you misunderstand the menstrual angle.

    by homer40

    I don't think that Carrie represents men's fear at all. The fear of menstruation is Carrie's fear, given to her by her sexually and religiously oppressive mother. Fear of menstruation is part of women's lives, hence it being called "the curse". Carrie has her first period without any information about what is happening to her. She likely feels she is bleeding to death, and, reaching out for help, is met with vicious bullying. The onset of menstruation is the point when a girl becomes a woman, very specifically, as this is the first point when a woman can become pregnant. Her mother makes a comment along the lines of, 'Now the men will smell you". Carrie is not about the response of men to her, it is HER horror movie. It is about the terror she feels at becoming a woman, and, as she moves past that terror, how outside forces converge to destroy her. Yes, all the terror in the film comes from that first period in the shower, but it is her terror, not ours (I'm a dude).

  • March 11, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    More on Carrie

    by homer40

    I saw this on HBO when I was a kid. Watched it with my dad, and when that hand came out of the ground, wow, we both just shrieked and jumped out of our seats. I recently showed the movie to my teenage kids, and they initially complained. Not scary enough, not enough gore, etc. By the end of the shower scene they were hooked. They were more terrified by the scenes with Carrie's mother than a hundred slasher films. As kids with special needs, they were both entranced by how well the film deals with the issue of bullying. Travolta and P.J. Soles are just fucking evil. But the movie also deals with those kids on the edge between evil bullies and those who just go along with it so that they themselves don't become the object of the bullying. When the blood is dumped, some laugh, but most, even kids who went along with the bullying, respond with disgust. This is one of DePalma's best films. That opening slow mo shower scene, titillating certainly, but just-well-beautiful. The split screen stuff, which only DePalma can pull off. That feeling that maybe, just maybe, Carrie will be given the opportunity to move past high school, as Betty Buckley makes her way along the rope, just missing stopping the whole terrible ordeal. And she gets killed. The final scene where Carrie turns to her mother, desperate for help, and finds only the end of a knife. This film is a total fucking nightmare, and it feels like a fever dream. Certainly in the top ten horror films ever made.

  • March 11, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Interesting to note

    by homer40

    Interesting to note that most films that deal with adolescent fears, those fears of being outed in a thousand ways, of having the wall broken down, are now comedies. Most teenage comedies are about this, that fear that people will know who you really are.

  • March 11, 2011, 10:31 p.m. CST


    by ObiBen

    I saw what you did there ;)

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  • March 12, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    "Stay off my Lawn!"

    by v3d

    I'm old enough to have read the hardcover book and see it opening day in the theater.

  • March 13, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Angela Bettis

    by cowboy_bert

    The remake was certainly not of the quality of the original DePalma version. But I thought Angela Bettis was great in the role. She needs to be in way more creepy chick movies.