"THIS WAS THE FIRST MOVIE...AT THE TENDER AGE OF 14...THAT MADE ME JUMP OUT OF MY CHAIR"
Actress Rena Owen was invited to choose a horror movie to discuss for the latest episode of the Scream Addicts Podcast, and she chose Brian De Palma's Carrie. "This was the first movie in my lifetime, at the tender age of fourteen, that made me jump out of my chair," she tells the podcast host, Jinx. Here's the podcast description of the episode:
This week on Scream Addicts, Jinx welcomes Rena Owen to the show.
An actor known for her incredible performance in the 1994 Kiwi classic Once Were Warriors, as well as being one of only 6 actors in the world to have worked with both George Lucas and Stephen Spielberg during her illustrious career that spans 3 decades, Ms. Owen has chosen Brian De Palma’s 1976 Stephen King adaptation Carriefor discussion this week.
Ms. Owen and Jinx discuss their initial experiences with the film, how the film’s look at bullying still resonates, and the film’s indelible performances. Along the way, we chat about Ms. Owen’s overall opinion of the horror genre, the blessing and curse of an actor being inextricably linked to an iconic role, and…why Jinx doesn’t much care for De Palma’s direction?! [*note: Jinx states that he likes De Palma as a director, but in Carrie, he wonders if De Palma's p.o.v. runs counter to the viewpoint of a high school girl, etc. Owen says she would have to watch it again to pay attention to that perspective. For more on that perspective, see/listen to Karyn Kusama discussing Carrie on Kingcast: "I don't know, personally, the movie has such a sort of florid sensuousness that to me it's like the female in De Palma directed that movie."]