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Carrie (2013)

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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 Dawson
Judy Greer ... Ms. Desjardin
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Principal Morton
Arlene Mazerolle ... Miss Helen Finch
Evan Gilchrist Evan Gilchrist ... Greg Delois
Eddie Max Huband 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 cell phone 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 seek vengeance for 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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Release Date:

18 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carrie, la vengeance See more »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,000,000, 20 October 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Unlike the 1976 original film and 2002 remake, Carrie has a slight ability of Pyrokinesis shown when she burns a crack in the closet door and fuses the slide lock on the closet door to keep her mother locked in. Also, in the novel she is able to cause it to rain rocks when she is distressed, but in this version she is able to create Earthquakes meaning she has a more developed power of Geokenisis. She also has Technopathy which is shown in when she turns lights in the gym on and off; she also had this power in the 2002 version. See more »


When Carrie first uses her powers to lift her mother off the floor, the position of Carrie's hands changes between shots. 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 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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A girl has secret amazing powers to move things with her mind , but a terrible trap is being laid for her, and making her angry could prove to be deadly.
6 September 2018 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz) is a shy , withdrawn and unpopular 17 year old who doesn't make friends easily and is slowly pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both her classmate. Carrie is really harassed by her demented, Christian-fundamentalist fanatic mother, Margaret (Julianne Moore) . Being relentlessly overprotected by the religious fanatic mummy and mocked by the in-crowd . Finally , she is asked and invited to the high school Prom by a good-looking boy . After her classmates teased her about her horrified reaction to her unexpected first period, one of them , Sue Snell(Gabriele Wilde) takes pity on her and gets Tommy Ross (Ansel Elgort) , her boyfriend and class hunk to invite Carrie to the senior Prom . Meantime, another girl who has been banned from the prom for her continued aggressive behavior is not as forgiving and plans a prank to embarrass Carrie in front of the whole school . At first, she believes her life is on the up with help from Tommy, but when the happiest moment of Carrie unleashes a horrific vendetta . What they don't realise is that Carrie has telekinesis powers and she carries out a merciless vengeance in which get they deserve .

Thunderously overwhrought pile of Grand Guignol horror film and full of guts , gore , and bloodstained mayhem . The plot is well known , plain and simple: a girl with with considerable skills , realizing she's been made the butt of a nasty joke and she then executes a bloody revenge , ensuing a blood feast . It stars Chloë Grace Moretz who gives anguished as well as sensitive acting similar to Sissy Spacek . She plays a timid girl whose upbringing sheltered has in no way prepared her to deal with the supernatural gift of telekinesis .Displaying her considerable telekinesis talents when her life is ruined by bullies who play a cruel and humiliating prank on her. This is the first screen adaptation where Carrie is played by an actual teenager. Chloë Grace Moretz was 15 during filming, whereas Sissy Spacek and Angela Bettis, who played the role in Carrie (1976) and Carrie (2002) respectively, were 26 and 28 when they played Carrie . Julianne Moore is decent as the religious fanatic , her own domineering, religious mother . They are accompanied by a good support with plenty of young talents such as : Gabriella Wilde , Portia Doubleday , Zoë Belkin , Karissa Strain and Ansel Elgort . As well as veteran actors as Judy Greer as Gym teacher and Barry Shabaka Henley as Principal Morton . The motion picture was professionally directed by Kimberly Peirce , but with no originality , being merely a copy from original movie . Pennsylvania-born Kimberly is a director and writer, known for Boys Don't Cry (1999), Stop-loss (2008) and Carrie (2013). She is a longtime friend of Brian De Palma, original director of 1976's Carrie (1976) which she remade in 2013. She directed two actors in Oscar nominated performances: Hilary Swank and Chloë Sevigny. Swank won the award for Boys Don't Cry (1999).

Other versions about this famous story based on Stephen King novel are the following ones : The classic and the best , including one of the great shocks of cinema by Brian De Palma , 1976, with Sissy Spacek , Piper Laurie , John Travolta , William Katt , Amy Irving , Nancy Allen , P.J. Soles , Betty Buckley , Sydney Lassick . 1999 The rage: Carrie 2 by Katt Shea, Robert Mandel with Emily Bergl , Jason London , Dylan Bruno , John Doe , Rachel Blanchard , Gordon Clapp . Carrie 2002 by David Carson with Angela Bettis as Carietta 'Carrie' White , Patricia Clarkson as Margaret White , Rena Sofer , Kandyse McClure as Sue Snell , and Emilie de Ravin .

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