Up 554 this week

Carrie (2002)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  4 November 2002 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 7,316 users  
Reviews: 160 user | 28 critic

Carrie White is a lonely and painfully shy teen-age girl with telekinetic powers who is slowly pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both her class-mates and her religious, abusive mother.



(teleplay), (novel)
0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

Interview: Magic Mike

The Magic Mike XXL guys give some relationship advice to a 74-year-old fan.

Watch Now

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 31 Jan 2012
a list of 28 titles
created 20 Dec 2013
a list of 25 titles
created 9 months ago
a list of 27 titles
created 3 months ago
a list of 25 titles
created 3 weeks ago

Related Items

Search for "Carrie" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Carrie (TV Movie 2002)

Carrie (TV Movie 2002) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Carrie.

User Polls

2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A massacre strikes up after an outcast girl is taunted by a group of high school jocks, all of them unaware of her violent, cutthroat psychic power.

Director: Katt Shea
Stars: Emily Bergl, Jason London, Dylan Bruno
Carrie (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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.

Director: Brian De Palma
Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving
Carrie (2013)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Director: Kimberly Peirce
Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde
May (2002)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.

Director: Lucky McKee
Stars: Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Faris
Burke & Hare (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Two men go into business supplying medical colleges with cadavers by robbing graves.

Director: Vernon Sewell
Stars: Derren Nesbitt, Harry Andrews, Glynn Edwards
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Harold J. Stone
Ballet 422 (2014)
Documentary | Music | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as emerging choreographer Justin Peck crafts a new work.

Director: Jody Lee Lipes
Stars: Justin Peck, Tiler Peck, Sterling Hyltin
Comedy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to a commitment with his girlfriend. They finally decide to tie the knot in ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Bergman
Stars: James Caan, Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker
Riff-Raff (1991)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of Stevie, a construction worker, and his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, serves to show the living conditions of the British poor class

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Emer McCourt, Jim R. Coleman
Black Eagle (1988)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

One of the US Air Force's most modern tactical aircraft, an F-100 with a new laser guidance system, crashes into the sea near Malta - a region where the Soviet forces are highly present, ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Karson
Stars: Shô Kosugi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Doran Clark
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

What begins as a exciting camping trip to the legendary Redwood murder site, takes a terrifying turn when the innocent campers discover the legend is about to become a nasty and bloody reality.

Director: David Ryan Keith
Stars: Mark Wood, Lisa Cameron, Lisa Livingstone
96 Minutes (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The story of 4 lives slammed together in a shocking moment. Intercutting between a carjacking and the separate stories of the 4 kids in Atlanta, we watch as they hurtle toward a life-changing end.

Director: Aimee Lagos
Stars: Brittany Snow, Evan Ross, Sharon Conley


Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobias Mehler ...
Jesse Cadotte ...
Detective John Mulchaey
Miles Meadows ...
Sean Tyler Foley ...
Lou Garson (as Tyler Foley)
John Hargensen


This is the story of Carrie White, a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with unbelievable telekinetic powers, and is slowly being pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both cruel classmates at her school, and her own religious, but abusive, mother. Soon, she discovers she has telekinetic powers; and when the most gruesome of gags is played on her on prom night, all bets are off. Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


If you've got a taste for terror...take Carrie to the prom... See more »


TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

4 November 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Carrie - A Estranha  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Carrie is one of several characters in Stephen King novels (usually female) with mental powers. Others are Firestarter, The Shining and it's sequel Doctor Sleep. See more »


When Tommy Ross throws a book at boy for teasing Carrie, we hear the impact before the book hits the boy. See more »


Detective John Mulcahey: You and Christine Hargenson, friends until the end?
Sue Snell: I wouldn't say that.
Detective John Mulcahey: What would you say?
Sue Snell: We had our differences.
Detective John Mulcahey: Differences about Carrie White?
Sue Snell: Differences about a lot of things. I played with Barbie, she played with horses. She's a back to front, I'm a front to back.
See more »


References The Shining (1980) See more »


Higher Learning
Performed by Shy Boy
Courtesy of Access Denied Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

They're all gonna laugh at you, again.
4 November 2002 | by (Haddonfield, IL) – See all my reviews

A curious thing happened to me today. After reading "Salem's Lot" for the umpteenth time, I was reminded of how that book and "Carrie" are two of my favorite Stephen King stories. I started looking around the 'net and found out that there are several proposed remakes for "Salem's Lot" in the works. That got me curious about "Carrie", and I found out there was indeed a remake in the fact it was finished, and on the air TONIGHT. I just finished watching it, and my feelings about it are rather mixed.

I've always felt that the attention given the Brian DePalma original, especially people who regard it as a 'genre classic', was a little unjustified. Yes, Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie were great. So were Amy Irving and Betty Buckley, and I have nothing but respect for DePalma. But something just didn't click. I didn't feel it did the book justice, especially in the way it left out Carrie's rampage through town at the end of King's novel. I was all for the idea of a remake, and I wasn't cynical about it being a TV movie--"Salem's Lot" was both scary and absorbing, despite being made for broadcast television.

So now we have the made-for-TV "Carrie", which brings us equal parts of good and bad.

The unhealthy feeling of deja-vu was a little distracting, since the script stuck close to King's book (as did the 1976 film). The trendy TV-drama camerawork (you know, the handheld shots that look like they were filmed by an epileptic) was less than impressive, and the film sorely lacked DePalma's artistry in composition. Many of the crucial scenes lacked establishing shots, and there were some very inappropriate closeups.

But there were some intriguing aspects to the film as well. Patricia Clarkson, as Margaret White, really brought something human to the role, whereas Piper Laurie (in the original) went way over the top and played the film like it was a comedy. In this movie, there was a truly pathetic sense of frustration in the relationship between Carrie and Margaret that was missing from DePalma's film. Additionally, the TV movie's lengthy runtime left plenty of room for the inclusion of some of the novel's more memorable sequences, such as the hail of stones that Carrie summons on the house as a little girl. Although I wouldn't say that Angela Bettis was necessarily better than Sissy Spacek as Carrie, I will say that the script gave her a lot more to do with the character. In this film, Carrie comes off as awkward but observant, and one scene in particular between Carrie and Sue Snell in a drugstore really establishes her emerging confidence. I really liked Kandyse McClure as Sue, by the way, and it was eerie at times how much she resembled Amy Irving from the original. Even though I love Nancy Allen, I didn't really like her take on Chris Hargensen, and I have to say that I thought Emilie de Ravin was really good at being a bitchy high school teen.

Although it was comparatively short on gore, "Carrie" did have a few surprises and some terrific shocks, especially the way the filmmakers took some of DePalma's ideas and expanded on them (such as the use of a killer basketball backboard). It was a little satisfying to see Carrie's rampage through Chamberlain realized on film, and one of this film's strongest points is how it doesn't try to pretend that anybody doesn't know what is going to happen. Rather, it embraces the novel's use of flashback by showing the survivors of "prom night" being interviewed by the police after the disaster is over.

But the thing that really made me react like a drunken football fan whose team just scored the winning touchdown? An Argento-esque zoom shot inside of somebody's body to show their internal organs. I was ecstatic.

The only part of the movie that truly did not work was the absurd conclusion, which cheats on the entire tragedy of the whole drama, as well as tacking on some transparent attempts at duplicating DePalma's infamous (and endlessly copied) hand-from-the-grave shock from the 1976 original.

While this "Carrie" doesn't really have the vision or finesse of DePalma, I thought it was extremely well-produced and competently directed, and the little extra bits of story that we got to see restored to this screenplay should be extremely gratifying for fans of King's book.

40 of 52 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts it dated?? ore27
If some things were changed this movie would've been GOOD! letthegreengirlgo
Were you surprised by the ending? GuyfromCanada
You can't be serious.... rachelbabyyy
This version's ending...pilot for a series? captmurdock
I'm sorry, but Angela Bettis' age? Libra27
Discuss Carrie (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: