Carrie (1976)

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Carrie (1976) says
A lot of horror fiction springs from the sort of amplification of fears and apprehensions that people all feel already. A scary, unknown place with drafty windows and creaky doors turns to a haunted house. Those sounds in the dark forest are werewolves. The stresses of adolescent hormones and societal pressure mean that slashers kill bad kids first. It’s the same instinct that turned unusually wise women in the Middle Ages to witches in public imagination — the first to be punished when the crops failed or the livestock died.

Carrie, then, is an externalization of the incredible anxiety of being a teenage woman, disagreeing with your mother and undergoing the changes of maturity. But rather than framing her as a monster… well, what I’m asking is who, having been treated the way Carrie has, wouldn’t have done the same thing? Who among us didn’t want, at least a little bit, to incinerate everyone at their high school? We’re on your side, Carrie. Those jerks had it coming.

1976 / R / 1h 38m / Horror

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