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Carrie

Carrie is a really popular movie, even if you haven’t seen it you probably know what it’s about.  It’s been lampooned and referenced a million times.  For that reason, I am going to jokingly describe it as a movie about a god-fearing, loving mother who just wants her daughter to stop being such a whore.  But her daughter is also possessed by the devil, so instead she gets asked to prom by the hottest guy in school and it’s totes awesome.

Carrie was the first movie ever adapted from a Stephen King novel, and it’s definitely still one of the best.  Unfortunately, Stephen King has licensed his books for a zillion shitty (mostly made for tv) movies.  I still haven’t forgiven him for the tv movies of The Stand and IT.  The movie is pretty faithful to the book, they only change a few things (Carrie is supposed to be ugly, fat, and zitty), and the only thing I really wish came across better is that John Travolta’s character is  supposed to be really fucking crazy, but since that’s conveyed via his inner monologue, I guess that was kind of hard to show in the movie.

Also featured are Piper Laurie (Twin Peaks), Nancy Allen (Robocop), PJ Soles, Edie McClurg, a delightful array of feathered and poofy hair, and boobs when women with ghastly implants weren’t the only ones getting topless in movies.  No one ever gets topless in movies anymore!  I blame the internet, they know screen caps will end up on Oh No They Didn’t while a bunch of cranky teenagers point out every mark and nipple hair.

Entree:  Amazingly, this is my first devil joke:  seitan chops smothered in apples and ginger (In the movie, Carrie says apple cake gives her pimples).

Side:  Roasted beets with balsamic glaze.  Anything red will work for the period joke, really.

Dessert:  Peanut butter chocolate brea–I mean, pillows.  (I chuckled for days over that one!)

 

posted: 11 October 6
under: 70s, horror, teen

11 Responses to “Carrie”

  1. Mo says:

    YESSSSS! This has so many things I love. I think I might have to do this menu. Isa’s seitan chops are the freaking best.

  2. Carrie was the first movie I watched with my ex-wife, so take that for what it worth. I do love it though because it’s awesomely unintentionally funny.

  3. Katie says:

    I think this may be my favorite menu. All it needs are some white chocolate tampons.

  4. Gabrielle says:

    I love this menu and love Carrie. It might be in the cards for Halloween!

  5. Stacy says:

    This officially makes me a mega-nerd, but I think she wasn’t possessed, she had telekinesis.
    Also: Dirty Pillows!!!

  6. Isobelle says:

    haha! this is so awesome.
    I was terrified of this movie after the first time I watched it. But I really like it a lot now. I have watched it every Halloween for the past three years. It’s just a classic.

  7. Pj Priest says:

    Now I definitely feel I didn’t go too far with my Exorcist and Split Pea Soup pairing. This is a great menu and one of my favorite horror flicks : )

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