Carrie

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"If you've got a taste for terror… take Carrie to the prom."
  • R
  • 1976
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 7.4  (170,828)
  • 85

Carrie is a horror movie that was based on a book by Stephen King; it was the first King novel to be adapted for the big screen. Stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie were both nominated for Academy Awards for their eerie portrayals of daughter and mother, Margaret and Carrie White. Carrie is a shy and quiet high school student who has a horrible home life. She is the subject of repeated physical and emotional abuse from her mentally unstable mother. The pain doesn’t stop when Carrie goes to school, as she is the frequent target of bullying and verbal attacks from her classmates at school. One emotional attack comes as Carrie experienced her first menstrual cycle while showering after gym class. The girls in her gym class taunt and beat her until she is saved by her teacher. Something different about Carrie is disclosed, as her anger causes light bulbs to burst. As the movie continues, Carrie begins to show more and more signs of having emotional outbursts that are followed by acts of telekinesis that cause items to fly across the room. The teacher tells Margaret about Carrie’s issue in the shower; Margaret accuses Carrie of being evil. Carrie has a crush on a handsome classmate, Tommy. When she speaks out that she thought Tommy’s poetry reading was beautiful, she is insulted by the teacher. Tommy feels bad for Carrie, and his friends convince him to ask her to the prom. Carrie accepts the invitation, but Margaret refuses to let her go. This angers Carrie, and she uses her powers to burst all of the windows out of the house, and she goes to the prom with Tommy. The girls that bullied Carrie are reprimanded, and they rig the prom king and queen elections to allow Carrie to win. This was only to set up a prank that embarrasses Carrie. This puts her over the edge,and the end of the movie shows everyone how she takes revenge.

Carrie
Mother!
Mother!

Clip - 2 min 33 sec

Capturing The Innocence Of Carrie
Capturing The Innocence Of Carrie

Behind the Scenes - 1 min 57 sec

Look Out!
Look Out!

Clip - 41 sec

How Brian De Palma Created The Prom Scene
How Brian De Palma Created The Prom Scene

Behind the Scenes - 1 min 32 sec

Prom
Prom

Clip - 3 min 37 sec

Nancy Allen And William Katt On High School
Nancy Allen And William Katt On High School

Behind the Scenes - 1 min 20 sec

Description
Carrie is a horror movie that was based on a book by Stephen King; it was the first King novel to be adapted for the big screen. Stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie were both nominated for Academy Awards for their eerie portrayals of daughter and mother, Margaret and Carrie White. Carrie is a shy and quiet high school student who has a horrible home life. She is the subject of repeated physical and emotional abuse from her mentally unstable mother. The pain doesn’t stop when Carrie goes to school, as she is the frequent target of bullying and verbal attacks from her classmates at school. One emotional attack comes as Carrie experienced her first menstrual cycle while showering after gym class. The girls in her gym class taunt and beat her until she is saved by her teacher. Something different about Carrie is disclosed, as her anger causes light bulbs to burst.

As the movie continues, Carrie begins to show more and more signs of having emotional outbursts that are followed by acts of telekinesis that cause items to fly across the room. The teacher tells Margaret about Carrie’s issue in the shower; Margaret accuses Carrie of being evil.

Carrie has a crush on a handsome classmate, Tommy. When she speaks out that she thought Tommy’s poetry reading was beautiful, she is insulted by the teacher. Tommy feels bad for Carrie, and his friends convince him to ask her to the prom. Carrie accepts the invitation, but Margaret refuses to let her go. This angers Carrie, and she uses her powers to burst all of the windows out of the house, and she goes to the prom with Tommy.

The girls that bullied Carrie are reprimanded, and they rig the prom king and queen elections to allow Carrie to win. This was only to set up a prank that embarrasses Carrie. This puts her over the edge,and the end of the movie shows everyone how she takes revenge.

Carrie is a 1976 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4 and a MetaScore of 85.

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  • Release Date
    1976
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 38 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (170,828)
  • Metascore
    85