'Carrie,' 1976


A Night on the Town with Carrie and Christine

Daily from Oct. 18-20
7 p.m.
Oct. 18
9 p.m.
Oct. 19
9:15 p.m.
Oct. 20
5 p.m.
Film, Holiday

A select few filmmakers have managed to capture the frightful essence of Stephen King’s writing, two of which are represented by Trylon’s latest double feature. It’s only fitting that Carrie, King’s first published novel, would be his first cinematic adaptation, in 1976. The story of an alienated teenager whose telekinetic abilities emerge with a vengeance, Carrie established a frightful standard thanks to the tense direction of Brian De Palma, an empathetic lead performance by Sissy Spacek, and a subversive style that twists a teen coming-of-age drama into something horrific. Christine (1983) also centers on an isolated teen, but one whose rage is manifested not through extrasensory powers, but the possessive spirit of a demonic 1957 Plymouth Fury. Directed by John Carpenter, Christine finds undeniable B-movie thrills in the malevolent tenacity of the infernal vehicle as it barrels down darkened streets, high beams seeking out fresh roadkill.