31 Days of Halloween–Carrie

What can you say about Carrie? It’s brilliant, iconic, influential. It’s also patently ridiculous, in the way so many of Stephen King’s most self-indulgent works are ridiculous. I don’t know his history, and perhaps something happened to him at some point to turn him into such a virulent anti-Christian, but Carrie was only the first of his works to include the crazy Christian zealot motif. And yet, it works in Carrie, without being insulting, unlike some of his later works that certainly straddle the border between legitimate literary criticism and bigotry. Anyway, obviously, the movie is worth watching. Check it out, if you haven’t already.

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