Carrie: How to Create Tension

Brian De Palma’s Carrie contains one of the tensest sequences in any horror movie—the iconic prom scene. In this video essay, Think Story explores how screenwriter Lawrence Cohen and director Brian de Palma wove tension and suspense into the script to create one of the most iconic horror scenes of all time.




Think Story

Videos: 30

Building Tension & Suspense

Scene Analysis

Supernatural Horror

Brian De Palma