Adaptation #60: Carrie Can’t Control the Crazy

header060Kendyl defends the format of Stephen King’s Carrie against resident writers Dorin and Nicole, but all the girls agree that the characters, while mostly crazy, are incredibly complex.

EDIT: our episode on the 2013 film is now available!

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For similar adaptations, check out our episodes on World War Z, The Evil Dead, Resident Evil, and The Woman in Black.


Music: Burn the Witch by Queens of the Stone Age


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Shout Outs

@DrewKarpyshyn retweeted our Books We Wish Were Films vlog; @J_J_Wilder said ‘I’ll second that emotion! Bring on the Bane!’

-Andrew comments on What We’re Reading vlog

Main Discussion


-by Stephen King

-published in 1974

-King’s first full length published work

-characters: Carrie, Margaret (her mother), Sue, Chris, Billy, Tommy, Miss Desjardin

-themes/issues: bullying, religious extremism, abuse, TK gene (mutants),

Carrie (1976)

-Screenwriter: Lawrence D. Cohen

-Director: Brian De Palma

-Starring: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving and John Travolta

-also a 2002 made for TV version

Carrie (2013)

-Oct 18 (US), Nov 29 (UK)

-Screenwriter: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

-Director: Kimberly Peirce

-Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Julienne Moore, Judy Greer, and Ansel Elgort

Next episode: #61 on Robert Schwentke’s film R.I.P.D.
Previous episode: #59 on Jeff Wadlow’s film Kick-Ass 2

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