Carrie (1976) ****1/2

Carrie (1976) is the ultimate high school horror story. Countless films have been inspired by and imitated Carrie (and it's been remade twice) but none can match the delicious blend of melodrama, humor, tension and technique that De Palma created. Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie are pitch perfect, Pino Donaggio's score is sumptuous and melancholic, and Mario Tosi's cinematography is impressive and memorable.

Check out my Brian De Palma Feature Films Ranked list here.