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.


Kimberly Peirce


Lawrence D. Cohen (screenplay), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Moore ... Margaret White
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Carrie White
Gabriella Wilde ... Sue Snell
Portia Doubleday ... Chris Hargensen
Zoë Belkin ... Tina
Samantha Weinstein ... Heather
Karissa Strain ... Nicki
Katie Strain ... Lizzy
Ansel Elgort ... Tommy Ross
Demetrius Joyette ... George
Judy Greer ... Ms. Desjardin
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Principal Morton
Arlene Mazerolle ... Miss Helen Finch
Evan Gilchrist Evan Gilchrist ... Greg Delois
Eddie Max Huband ... Harry Trenant (as Eddie Huband)


The outcast teenager Carrie White is bullied by her classmates at high school. Her mother, Margaret White, is a pious and paranoid woman that sees sin everywhere and the need of self-inflicting punishment. When Carrie has her first period, she does not understand what is happening to her and her classmates humiliate her in the changing room. The spiteful Chris Hargensen videotapes Carrie with her cellphone and posts it on the Internet. Their teacher Ms. Desjardin punishes the students, but when Chris challenges her, she is suspended and consequently is banned from the prom. Meanwhile, Carrie discovers that she has telekinesis and learns how to control her ability. Sue Snell, one of the girls that tormented Carrie, feels bad and asks her boyfriend Tommy Ross to invite Carrie to go with him to the prom to make up for what she did to Carrie. But Chris and her boyfriend Billy Nolan plot an evil prank with her friends to get back at Carrie. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content. | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Kimberly Peirce did not want to think of the film as a remake of the original film but instead as a different adaptation of the same novel, she saw it as an opportunity to do something different. She wanted to really develop Chris Hargenson as a villain. See more »


The name of the school changes from Chamberlain (the name used in the 1976 movie, visible in the background when Carrie's classmates are in detention) to Ewen (the name in the novel, visible during the prom and after). See more »


[first lines]
Margaret White: [long bellowing cry from behind the door] Help me!
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Alternate Versions

The theatrical version ends with a brief scene of Sue in court for the White Investigation (an integral part of the Stephen King novel otherwise omitted from the film) and then laying a flower on Carrie White's grave, which cracks as she walks away. The alternate Blu-Ray cut omits the courtroom scene and features a different edit of Sue placing the flower on Carrie's grave. This scene is followed with Sue in the delivery room giving birth, but instead of a baby, Carrie's arm emerges from between her legs and grabs her. Quick-cut to Sue's mother, who's holding and trying to awaken her hysterical, pregnant daughter from this nightmare. See more »


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Imperfect, yet solid..ehem..remake
22 November 2013 | by kshiradSee all my reviews

Remakes are often trashed by viewers, occasionally who have seen the older version. This one, i have to say, was pure entertainment. To be frank, there's nothing bad in this movie. But, i didn't say it's not flawed. I was just expecting another horror flick with jump scares and blood spewing all over the place. One minute into the movie, i was rather surprised.

The story is about an innocent teenage girl named Carrie (Chloë Grace Moretz), whom has a mentally abusive mother (Julianne Moore). Her life was very miserable. She got bullied at school and her neighborhood condemn her as being a freak. Until, she found out that she has a telekinetic power that could control every single thing. But, she doesn't know how far her power could go and do to the people who pushes her. All is well until one night that changed it all.

The movie is a remake of the 1976 version. I am glad to say that it was never boring. I was pinned down to the seat and saw the whole thing, especially the climax which i won't spoil any of it.

Julianne Moore, wow! I can't say a word about her performance here. She brought the hell out of her and made me witness her craziness. It was all very freaky and horrifying. Chloë Grace Moretz played the role as Carrie convincingly and made me feel about her character. All of the cast were well-acted.

Though, there's just a minor thing i would criticize.

The CGI wasn't all that spectacular. Sometimes we could see that it's not real. And the pacing was a bit off. Yet, i'd have to say it was well-executed and the effect was pretty gruesome at times.

Conclusion: Very solid remake and recommended for people who loves to be scared, and believe me, you WILL know her name.

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Release Date:

18 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,101,552, 20 October 2013

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