1976. USA. Dir: Brian De Palma. With Sissy Spacek, John Travolta. 98 min.
“If you’ve got a taste for terror…take Carrie to the prom.” Forget the typical high school movie schmaltz – De Palma depicts adolescent days as the true horror they really are. Sure, your personal coming-of-age may not have involved telekinesis and pig’s blood, but things were different in the 70s.
1997. USA. Dir: John Woo. With Nicholas Cage, John Travolta. 139 min.
An FBI agent goes undercover by swapping faces with an evil mastermind, who retaliates by using the agent’s identity to wreak havoc. Travolta and Cage clash with each other (or is it themselves?) in gleeful self-indulgence throughout this dopey but riveting thriller from compatibly over-the-top auteur Woo.