POPS OUT OF THE GRAVE
films have a great "GOTCHA!" surprise ending, but one of the
earliest, and still the best is the end of Carrie. I'll let my good
friend Sid Herberger, manager of California's coolest movie theater,
The Crest (in Sacramento), take it from here.
the film for the first time with my mom. We were watching late
night TV together and, as the director had intended, had been lulled
into thinking that all of the really scary parts of the movie were
over and that all was happiness and light. And then, that bloody
hand shoots out of the ground and I tell you both my mother and I
were out of our chairs and in the fucking air it startled us so much.
later, during a Horror Festival at the Crest, CARRIE was on the bill
along with a bunch of other films. During the final scene, my staff
and I would sneak into the theatre to watch the audience jump in
horror. Still a great movie and an awesome scene!"