Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 272: Sat Sep 29

Midnight Movies presents: Fright at the Proms All-Nighter:
Roxy Bar & Screen, London Bridge 10pm
This is the final screening in Scala Beyond, a six-week season celebrating all forms of cinema exhibition across the UK, from film clubs to film festivals, picture palaces to pop-up venues. You can find more details here at the website. 
Tonight's films: PROM  NIGHT (1980); HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT 2 (1987)
and CARRIE (1976).

Time Out review of Carrie:
'Unlike other Hollywood virtuosos, De Palma's central inspiration remains unashamedly the horror film and its thundering techniques of emotional manipulation.Carrie is almost an amalgamation of The Exorcist andAmerican Graffiti, with Spacek as a religious maniac's daughter whose experience of puberty is so harrowing that it develops paranormal aspects. De Palma's ability to combine the romantic and the horrific has never been so pulverising. Here he contrives a wild juxtaposition of Carrie's freakish inner turmoil with the dreamy cruisin' mentality of her high-school colleagues. The style and imagery are strictly primary in the Freudian sense: menstrual blood and spotless ball dresses, Cinderella dressed up for the abattoir. But the fierce sympathy it extends to its unfashionable central character puts the film a million miles above the contemporary line in sick exploitation.'

Here is the trailer.

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