5.5/10
8,950
160 user 36 critic

Carrie (2002)

Carrie White is a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with telekinetic powers who is slowly pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both her classmates and her domineering, religious mother.

Director:

David Carson

Writers:

Bryan Fuller (teleplay), Stephen King (novel)
Reviews
Popularity
3,025 ( 177)

On Disc

at Amazon

2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A horrible massacre strikes up after an outcast teenage girl is taunted by a group of high school jocks, all of them unaware of her cutthroat telekinetic powers.

Directors: Katt Shea, Robert Mandel
Stars: Emily Bergl, Jason London, Dylan Bruno
Carrie (2013)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A shy girl, outcasted by her peers and sheltered by her religious mother, 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
Carrie (1976)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Director: Brian De Palma
Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving
Salem's Lot (2004)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires.

Stars: Rob Lowe, Andre Braugher, Donald Sutherland
The Dead Zone (Video 2002)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young man awakens from a six-year coma with the ability to see into peoples futures.

Director: Robert Lieberman
Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Nicole de Boer, Chris Bruno
Firestarter (1984)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Freddie Jones
Firestarter 2: Rekindled (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A young woman who has the ability to start fires with her mind, must now face the trauma of her childhood by battling with a group of very talented children and their cruel leader, John Rainbird.

Stars: Marguerite Moreau, Malcolm McDowell, Dennis Hopper
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Four students ditch their high school prom for a party at a summer home, unaware that a psychotic priest is on the loose, determined to punish sinners.

Director: Clay Borris
Stars: Nicole de Boer, J.H. Wyman, Joy Tanner
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A mysterious new shop opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected.

Director: Fraser C. Heston
Stars: Max von Sydow, Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia
Sometimes They Come Back (TV Movie 1991)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A man and his family return to his hometown, where he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.

Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Tim Matheson, Brooke Adams, Robert Rusler
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Four college students are stalked by an unknown assailant while staying on campus over the Christmas holidays to help clear out a dormitory which is to be demolished.

Directors: Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow
Stars: Laurie Lapinski, Stephen Sachs, David Snow
Killer Party (1986)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In order to join a sorority, three friends go to a hazing party in an old house where a sadistic bloodthirsty demonic spirit is lying in wait.

Director: William Fruet
Stars: Martin Hewitt, Ralph Seymour, Elaine Wilkes
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Bettis ... Carietta 'Carrie' White
Patricia Clarkson ... Margaret White
Rena Sofer ... Miss Desjarden
Kandyse McClure ... Sue Snell
Emilie de Ravin ... Chris Hargensen
Tobias Mehler ... Tommy Ross
Jesse Cadotte Jesse Cadotte ... Billy Nolan
Meghan Black ... Norma Watson
Chelan Simmons ... Helen Shyres
Katharine Isabelle ... Tina Blake
David Keith ... Detective John Mulchaey
Miles Meadows Miles Meadows ... Kenny Garson
Sean Tyler Foley Sean Tyler Foley ... Lou Garson (as Tyler Foley)
Laurie Murdoch ... Principal Morton
Michael Kopsa ... John Hargensen
Edit

Storyline

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 domineering, religious mother. One classmate, Sue Snell, feels sorry for Carrie and asks her boyfriend, Tommy Ross, to take Carrie to the senior prom instead of her. But another classmate, Chris Hargenson, is banned from the prom and is determined with her boyfriend to have her revenge on Carrie. Carrie soon discovers she has telekinetic powers; and when the most gruesome prank is played on her on prom night, anything can happen. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

For a night you won't forget... Join Carrie at the prom. See more »


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carrie See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

It took three days to shoot the blood dump scene at prom. See more »

Goofs

Stephen King's name is spelled "Steven King" in the opening credits and in the trailer. Exactly the same happened in the original Carrie so the director may have done it on purpose as a tribute to the original. See more »

Quotes

Margaret White: You've gone so far astray, I fear for you.
Carrie White: You really think I'm going to burn in hell, Momma, just for going to my prom?
Margaret White: I don't want to think about what's going to happen to you. Sin knows you now. It will find you.
Carrie White: Momma...
Margaret White: Your sin will find you, Carrie, and when it does, not even Jesus can help you.
Carrie White: [exasperated] Jesus will help me. He will help me if I really need him.
Margaret White: Not if he doesn't love you anymore.
Carrie White: Jesus loves everybody, Momma - even me!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Freddy vs. Jason (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Outside, Looking In
Performed by Hypnogaja
Courtesy of Access Denied Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

re: TxMike's post-Why not just watch DePalma's adaptation?
15 April 2003 | by kissys006See all my reviews

Why not just watch DePalma's 1976 adaptation? While this remake was made for TV, which sometimes can brand a film as belonging to a lower class, it is a more faithful adaptation of King's novel. Have you read the novel? Many of the complaints you have about the "changes" made for the TV adaptation are major occurrences in the novel. Even the way in which the main action is interrupted by interviews, follows the structure of the book. While I like to judge a film adaptation of a novel separate from the novel itself and not on how well it sticks to the story, I found the flow of the novel much more interesting than the almost slasher genre quality of DePalma's film, and subsequently found the remake just as interesting. Pick up a copy...it's a quick easy read and maybe you'll see the remake in a whole new light.


22 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 160 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed