Sunday Sep 18, 2022

38. Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976)

WOW! Sissy Spacek absolutely slayed in this nutty jamboree of a high school prom horror that Piper Laurie, Nancy Allen and John Travolta all thought was a fun, over-the-top comedy when they were filming it. Is it still OK for say “slay, queen” now that someone else’s queen is dead? I’m gonna slay “Yes!” Also in this movie is William Katt’s amazing hair, now contextually placed as the forebear of Kevin Van Hentenryck’s Basket Case hair. In my untethered-to-reality mind, William Katt’s Tommy secretly survived, changed his name to Roger, and became a famous horror novelist with completely delusional memories of having been in “the shit” in Vietnam. V-necks. There, I said it. What am I saying? Who can say! You can’t write all good when you’re running on Monster and Nyquil (yes, with a Jolly Rancher), so shut up and listen to our first of three episodes reviewing motion picture adaptations of Stephen King’s first novel, Carrie. It’s Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast!

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The Loathsome Things Official Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time List
(of those we've reviewed for an episode of Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast)

(1) Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976)
(2) Rose Glass’ Saint Maud (2019)
(3) Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974)
(4) George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968)
(5) Alex Garland’s Men (2022)
(6) Miike Takashi’s Audition (1999)
(7) Bob Clark’s Deathdream (1974)
(8) David Prior’s The Empty Man (2020)
(9) Frank Henenlotter’s Basket Case (1982)
(10) José Mojica Marins’ At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (1964)


Honorable Mentions:
Beyond the Door III (1989) – Not a great horror movie, but so much fun to watch!
The Pit (1981) – Watch this coming-of-age story about seeing boobs and feeding beasts!

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