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With one-off interactive cinematic experiences and classic films in our town centre, Eastleigh Film Festival puts the excitement back into the movies.


Saturday 30th September 2017
Crestwood College (Cherbourg Campus)
Cherbourg Road, Eastleigh, SO50 5EL

Director: Brian De Palma
Certificate: 18
Running time: 98 minutes

Before he became known for Scarface, director Brian De Palma was widely celebrated for his adaptation of Stephen King's novel Carrie - a cult classic that featured an unforgettable narrative and saw the beginnings of the teen horror sub-genre.

Set in the senior year of an American high school, lonesome teenager Carrie suffers at the hands of her bullies and her strictly devout mother. As strange occurrences begin to take place around her, she begins to believe she has supernatural powers, as events head towards a chilling finale at prom.

Why we love it:

Brian De Palma adapted Stephen King's novel with a no-holds-barred approach that saw audiences shook to the core. Released in 1976, the horror genre was still exploring what it could and couldn't do, and Carrie pushed the boundaries spectacularly far. The movie has gone down in the history books and is ranked as one of the best films of all time.

Without giving too much away (never fear, no spoilers here), the film's final moments are some of the most remembered in movie history, and that prom scene refuses to leave its viewer long after the credits have rolled. It's not all horror, though; De Palma explores teenage anxiety and adolescence with a realistic voice, while the effects of high school bullying are portrayed in unforgettable ways.

It might have been adapted for modern audiences not too long ago, but Brian De Palma's 1976 Carrie still stands out as an inimitable icon of horror cinema that penetrates its audience with blood-curdling horror that is, in ways, a visual masterpiece.

Join us at Crestwood College's Cherbourg Campus for a site-specific screening that is guaranteed to bring the cult classic to life.
Carrie (1976)
Saturday 30th September, 8pm
Tickets: £10
Please note bookings will go directly to The Point