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Carrie (1976)

R  |   |  Horror  |  3 November 1976 (USA)
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A young, abused and timid 17-year-old girl discovers she has telekinesis, and gets pushed to the limit on the night of her school's prom by a humiliating prank.

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Carrie White is a shy young girl who doesn't make friends easily. After her class mates taunt her about her horrified reaction to her totally unexpected first period one of them takes pity on her and gets Tommy Ross, her boyfriend and class hunk to invite Carrie to the senior prom. Meanwhile another girl who has been banned from the prom for her continued aggressive behaviour is not as forgiving and plans a trick to embarrass Carrie in front of the whole school. What she doesn't realise is that Carrie is ... gifted, and you really don't want to get her angry. Written by Mark Thompson <mrt@oasis.icl.co.uk>

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Carrie may look perfectly innocent but she'll SHOCK you right out of your seat...and that's a promise! See more »

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Carrie - Des Satans jüngste Tochter  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Not one of the actors or actresses who portrayed high school students in the film was in his or her teens. In fact, some were as old as 25 or 26 at the time of filming. See more »

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In the final part of the film when Sue walks in slow motion towards the White's home you can see at least one red car going backwards at the junction in the background. See more »

Quotes

Carrie: [coming down from upstairs, Margaret has called her down after the phonecall she received] Mama? Who was that, that called?
Margaret White: You're a woman now.
Carrie: Why didn't you tell me mama?
[Margaret strikes her over the head with the "Woman's Bible and begins to read a verse]
Margaret White: [reading] And God made Eve from the rib of Adam. And Eve was weak and loosed the raven on the world. And the raven was called sin. Say it, the raven was called sin.
Carrie: Why didn't you tell me, Mama?
Margaret White: Say it.
[hits Carrie in the face]
Margaret White: The raven was...
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There Is Power in the Blood
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"Carrie" marked Brian De Palma's breakthrough…

It is a classic offbeat horror-melodrama merging harmoniously the family Gothic extravaganza, supernatural power, and a woman's movie of a peculiar kind… It remains the cinema's best adaptation of a Stephen King novel…

The film initiated De Palma's inclination for surprise diverts between playful imagination and reality, as in the opening, which swifts from a soft-core porn fantasia of girls taking a shower in the locker room to the fact of Carrie's menstruation for the first time—the first sign of "otherness" that will reserve her as an horrifying monster from her small-minded colleagues…

All the oppression that Carrie undergoes both at home (with a bible beating maniacal mother played by scary Piper Laurie who develops twisted bizarre ideas) and at school to suppress tension which takes the shape of super telekinetic power, the ability to move objects with the strength of her mind… We observe with ambivalence as Carrie's insatiable revenge jumps the line into uncontrolled mass murders ever filmed…

Sissy Spacek is amazing as the mocked, helpless girl pushed over the edge… Her face and body twist like a living special effect to unleash her pent up rage, as well as her character's alarming progress from painfully shy high-school teenager to Angel of Vengeance…


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