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Sissy Spacek was offered a cameo in this sequel to Carrie (1976) which she turned down. However, she did give Katt Shea permission to use some of her scenes from Carrie (1976) for flashbacks.
"Rage" was also the title of the first novel that Stephen King published under his pseudonym, Richard Bachman. That novel climaxed with a school shooting and, after a string of real school shootings, King decided not to allow the book to be published anymore. Interesting enough, this sequel was released only one month before the Columbine shooting.
During filming of the climatic party/bloodbath sequence, it took three attempts to shoot Rachel using her telekinetic powers to shatter the glass doors. On the first take, Emily Bergl flinched, and on the second take, she showed her clenched teeth. On the third take, they were able to finish the scene as they wanted it with her showing no facial reaction. Real glass, shattered by the blowers, was used for this scene, and Emily received multiple cuts on her skin (back, arms, legs, and backside) after the shooting of each take. She is deliberately not shown afterwords from the back to hide her injuries.
Loosely based on a real-life 1993 incident in which a group of high school jocks, the Spur Posse, were involved in a sex scandal.
During Jesse and Rachel's first real date, Jesse tells Rachel she's unlike anyone he's ever met, and Rachel replies that she actually sometimes wishes she could just be one of the "shiny, happy people". Sometime after this movie, Emily Bergl, who plays Rachel, went on to guest-star in Grey's Anatomy: Shiny Happy People (2010).
The name of the insane asylum in the film is "Arkham", a reference to a town in the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The name of the asylum in Batman comics is a similar tribute.
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Aside from archive footage from the first film, Amy Irving is the only actress and character to return for the sequel.
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Originally entitled "The Curse" and later "Say You're Sorry", before the final title "The Rage" was chosen. Curiously, the Brazilian-Portuguese title for this film is "A Maldição de Carrie" ("The Curse of Carrie").
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The character of Arnie, Rachel's nerdy friend, is a direct reference to Stephen King's novel-turned-movie Christine, in which the lead character was a nerdy guy named Arnie.
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Charlotte Ayanna plays Tracy Campbell in this film, a popular girl who takes part in the cruel prank to mock Rachel and turns fatal. In Jawbreaker (1999), Ayanna played another popular girl, who died in the beginning due to a terrible prank gone wrong. Her parents were played by two actors who starred in Carrie (1976) as popular kids who played different parts in altering Carrie's life through prom night.
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Katt Shea took on the role of director after Robert Mandel quit over creative differences and as a result had two weeks worth of footage to reshoot. Only Shea's name is listed as director in the opening credits.
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Co-stars Eddie Kaye Thomas and Mena Suvari would later appear together in the comedy film American Pie (1999).
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Emily Bergl's first cinematic appearance.
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Katt Shea had a cameo in Scarface (1983), a film directed by Brian De Palma who directed Carrie (1976).
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Originally titled The Curse, the film was scheduled to start production in 1996 with Emily Bergl in the lead, however production stalled for two years.
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Amy Irving was initially wary of reprising her role and asked Brian De Palma for his blessing.
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The film began as an original story, before producers realised how similar it was to Carrie (1976) and so they made it a sequel.
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A few weeks into production, director Robert Mandel quit over creative differences and Katt Shea hurriedly took over the reins with less than a week to prepare to start filming, and two weeks' worth of footage to reshoot.
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Most of the actors were in their 20's playing high school students. Zachery Ty Bryan, Eddie Kaye Thomas and Mena Suvari were all teenagers when this film was made.
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Amy Irving (Sue Snell) is the only actor to reprise her role from Carrie (1976).
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The February 13, 1998 draft of the screenplay lists Howard A. Rodman as a writer. He did not receive a credit for the final film.
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Near the film's ending, Jesse is studying in his dorm room at Kings University. This is a tribute to Stephen King, the author of the novel Carrie.
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The students discuss Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", mirrored in Jesse and Rachel's "forbidden" romance.
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The burnt down high school that Sue Snell takes Rachel to was actually a yarn factory that had burned down and the remnants of which were left there. Kat Shea had also filmed a scene of Rachel kicking a metal bucket aside, but cut it out of the final edit as she found it to be too silly.
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Director Cameo 

Katt Shea: the Deputy District Attorney.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

When Mark's party first starts kicking off, Chuck begins roaming around with his camera on the partygoers. When he sees a guy throwing some liquid substance into the expensive pool, he puts the camera down long enough to warn him that if he breaks anything in the house, heads are going to roll. This turns out to be a terrible prediction of what happens when Rachel's powers go crazy: almost everything is broken in the house and Chuck is decapitated by shattering glass.
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In the trailer, Arnie says "We're missing another killer party" as hell breaks loose, directly referencing the events from Carrie (1976). In the final cut of the film, however, his line changes to "We're missing one killer party".
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The supporting character in the film who bullies Rachel and is a part of the prank only to be killed by CDs is named "Deborah". In the script, the character was named "Amy".
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