Where have we seen the head covered in blood again? Indeed. When creating their sketch Carrie a Tampon?, comedy duo Lady Manners (Pisha Warden and Katie O’Connor) had a good look at the horror movie Carrie (1976).
In the horror movie Carrie, based on the Stephen King novel, bullied high school girl Carrie White has her first menstruation in the girls’ shower room after gym class. She doesn’t know what’s happening. This lead to more bullying: her classmates throw sanitary napkins and tampons at her. At home, her religious mother has no sympathy, but instead makes her pray for forgiveness; menstruation is a sin. But the shy Carrie finds out she has inherited telekinetic powers from her grandmother. When she’s humiliated again at the senior prom and gets drenched in pigs’ blood in front of the entire school, she uses her powers for a terrible revenge.
Director of Carrie was Brian de Palma. Sissy Spacek played the lead role. In 1999 there was a sequel (The Rage: Carrie). And in 2013, the remake, directed by Kimberly Peirce.
Watch Lady Manners’ sketch on Youtube