"STILL TO THIS DAY I WILL REALLY NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY SOME PEOPLE THOUGHT THAT SUE WAS IN ON IT"
There's a lot of talk about Phantom Of The Paradise this month, and even Nancy Allen brings up the Brian De Palma film near the start of the latest episode of Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut. The podcast features the uncut interviews that are used as soundbites for the AMC TV series of the same name. In this one, Nancy Allen is interviewed by series showrunner Surt Kayenga (that's him posing with Nancy above in a photo by Bret Curry). The interview kicks off with Nancy talking about some of her horror/thriller favorites, and that is when she brings up Phantom Of The Paradise, wishing that more people would see it.
A few minutes later, she talks about working on De Palma's Carrie. "Still to this day I will really never understand why some people thought that Sue was in on it," she says while discussing how the women in the film were the ones in control.
Nancy also discusses filming the girls' locker room scene near the beginning of Carrie. After waiting for six hours while the shot was set up, the women were "pretty worked up and terrified about what it was going to be like. But it was shot very simply. In fact, it was Brian, and Isidore Mankofsky was still the DP at that time. He was in there with a, you know, hand-held. And I think the focus puller, and there wasn't any sound, so there was no crew."
That's only within the first ten minutes or so of this 54-minute podcast, which delves more into Carrie and Nancy's other films with De Palma, and more, of course.