The Fury
The Fury (1978)

Brian De Palma returns to the mind-blowing potential of telekinesis in the follow-up to his 1976 horror hit Carrie. While vacationing with his psychic son, Robin (Andrew Stevens), and close associate Childress (John Cassavetes), government… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1978
DVD Release Date: September 4, 2001
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nick Newman
The Film Stage

De Palma's main characteristic here is great restraint - or, some would just say, patience.

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Steve Crum

Above average supernatural doings with Kirk Douglas and some paranormal youngsters.

Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

The movie that draws the deepest line in the sand between De Palma apologists and De Palma maniacs.

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Henry Stewart
Brooklyn Magazine

Gripping, goofy, gonzo cinema, among the best of its kind.

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Douglas Pratt

a pointless but exciting mishmash of action scenes and psychic effects, supported by a cast of reliable and attractive performers.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

An often overlooked De Palma effort. A highly entertaining supernatural thriller with a number of visually stunning set pieces and an unforgettably explosive finish.

Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

A hangout movie when all's said and done.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This more streamlined thriller about another telekinetic girl (Amy Irving) has few supporters, but it revealed further development in De Palma's storytelling skills.

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Scott Weinberg

One of De Palma's flawed-yet-fascinating early experiments.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Mumby
When a fledgling director has a financial hit, they are often given more money and told to do the same thing again. Sometimes this can be a good thing, even… More
Ken Stachnik
This very watchable film from Brian DePalma is worth seeing just to see John Cassavetes explode. The meta symbolism is breathtaking.
Aj V
I didn't get to see the whole movie, but it seemed okay from what I saw. The story is good and pretty interesting, I really want to see the rest of this… More
Conner Rainwater
It wasn‚??t the best idea to follow up Carrie with another film about psychics, but this certainly isn‚??t bad. The parallel storylines of Kirk Douglas and Amy… More
Nicki Marie
So bad it was entertaining. Plot was nearly impossible to follow, topped off with some really bad acting and script. If it was a recent film, would have turned… More
Tim Salmons
This one was really really good. Much better than some of his other stuff at the time.