Tag: Brian DePalma

Great Effin Moments, Video

Scary Effin Halloween Moments: Carrie (1976)

Any kid coming of age in the 70’s was permanently scarred by the ending of this flick, based on the first published novel by Stephen King. Director Brian DePalma lulls you into a sense of calm with a tinkling soundtrack and a diffuse lens… and then gives you one hell of a jolt.

Speaking of Stephen King, I complained in Nerdstalking Podcast IT Review that that movie had too many jump scares. You can probably trace the lineage of the cheapest of all film frights to this moment in Carrie. Still, it’s fun to look back on a time when it wasn’t the overused trope it is today.

Nerdstalking Podcast

Nerdstalking Podcast Ep. 006

**BIG SPOILERS FOR VARIOUS STEPHEN KING BOOKS AND MOVIES** Where Bill pontificates about the Master of Horror, Ross shares his fear of clowns, and Laura gets out the wooden block and sledgehammer. The Panel: Bill Hunter, Writer at Fandom, Creator of The Dot Eaters: Video Game History 101 www.thedoteaters.com Laura Sheppard, Social Media Darling Ross …