Arrow 4K Ultra HD Film Review

Carrie (1976) • Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD [Arrow Video] — pig’s blood and prom make for a perfect horror

A shy teenage girl, sheltered by her religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Barnaby Page
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18 min readMar 16, 2024

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BBrian De Palma’s Carrie is primarily famous for two things: the moment in its climactic scene where the eponymous Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) is drenched in pig’s blood at a high school prom, and its role as the first screen adaptation of a Stephen King novel. It remains one of the best, and what’s not so often realised is the part the movie played in propelling King himself to bestsellerdom. Indeed, the author was so comparatively little known before Carrie that his name was misspelt in a trailer.

It’s so much more than that, though. Most notably, the film can be seen as a “demon child” movie (the title character even toasts the devil at one point, albeit lightheartedly) where the demon child is sympathetic, and the story is largely told from her…

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Barnaby Page
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Barnaby is a journalist based in Suffolk, UK. By day he covers science and public policy; by night, film and classical music. He has also been a cinema manager.