The “Carrie” 40th Anniversary Party No Horror Fan Should Miss


It’s gonna be a bloodbath. To mark the 40th anniversary of Carrie — Brian De Palma’s genre-defining horror classic — the weSpark, Ace Hotel and Scream Factory are hosting a Halloween season screening party with cast and crew in attendance. The lobby of the Los Angeles Ace Hotel will be fully decked out for a rampage-free senior prom circa 1976, complete with a costume contest, photo booth, “Bloody Carrie” cocktails and a live DJ.

40 years ago, Brian De Palma helmed the ultimate coming-of-age horror film with Stephen King’s Carrie, a story both celebrated and revered by cinephiles and ultimate horror fans alike.

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The star-studded cast and crew reunion is set to include Carrie stars Academy Award-nominated Piper Laurie (The Hustler), Nancy Allen (Dressed to Kill, Robocop), P.J. Soles (Halloween), Academy Award-winning editor Paul Hirsch (Star Wars: Episode IV) and Casting Director Harriett B. Helberg (The Jazz Singer). The cast will participate in a live Q&A moderated by Bryan Fuller (the creative genius behind TV’s Hannibal, Pushing Daisies and the upcoming series American Gods and Star Trek Discovery).

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Attendees are encouraged to dress up in prom attire or their favorite Carrie character to enter a costume contest that will be hosted by none other than drag superstar Jackie Beat. Miss Beat is well-known as one of the world’s most passionate fans of Carrie, with a room in her home dedicated to the film that has appeared in publications around the world. Over her 25-year career in show business, she has appeared in everything from Sex and the City to Flawless.

For more information, including tickets, head here.