"He probably expected and wanted the audience to recognize the stuff that he retooled from Carrie"
Ha yeah no shit- "Carrie" was De Palma's breakthrough film and he followed it up with "The Fury" a mere 2 years later. Of course he wanted the audience to recognize the similarities- he wanted more of the success he'd had with "Carrie". All about the $. Look, I like De Palma, but what's with Babblers continually making excuses for him? Acting like "The Fury" was anything but a lazy, desperate cash grab or like "Body Double"'s self-awareness of its Hitchcock aping somehow makes it inherently worthwhile just seems like you're giving the guy way too much credit (cue Tony V in 5....4....3...)