I watched the original film version of Carrie (1976) this evening. Surprised I’d never actually seen it before. I’m a huge fan of The Shining so it was a little odd that I’d never seen this. Of course – I ‘remember it’ from the 1980s, when I was growing up. It was one of those 18-cert films we knew about but weren’t allowed to watch. There were numerous others in that vein – Alien, Predator, Poltergeist, Nightmare on Elm Street. I guess it would have felt like something of a right of passage when I did finally start to watch such films, I think by the early 90s.

Anyway, Carrie was good. I see a new version is either released (or about to be). I imagine it could be like the Brideshead remake – i.e. not up to the original. Too often they do remakes for the sake of it (well, to make money).

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