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Overprotected by religious fanatic mother Laurie and mocked by the in-crowd, shy, withdrawn high school girl Carrie White is asked to the prom. Realizing she's been made the butt of a joke, she unleashes her considerable telekinetic talents. Travolta, Allen, and Irving are teenagers who get what they deserve. Based on the Stephen King novel.

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Available on Running time 98 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Teen Angst, Hell High School, Books to Film: Stephen King, Unexplained Phenomena, Monster Moms, Psychic Abilities, Party Hell, Prom, Fires
Lawrence D. Cohen
Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, John Travolta, William Katt, Amy Irving, Nancy Allen, Edie McClurg, Betty Buckley, P.J. Soles, Sydney Lassick, Stefan Gierasch
Mario Tosi
Brian DePalma
Pino Donaggio
United Artists


Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1976: Actress (Spacek).

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Pretty much any Stephen King movie is really good and really, really scary! Even though I get scared easily, I still like watching his movies because they are that good. Carrie is gross, weird, and scary. It is definitely not a movie for kids, but that is when I first saw it. I was so freaked out! Carrie White is a girl that everyone makes fun of, and her mom is a religious psycho! She doesn't tell her anything that she needs to know about growing up, and keeps her from doing anything that a normal high school girl usually does. No one likes her at school, so when she gets asked to prom, she is really surprised! This is a prom from hell! She wins prom queen and some evil students pour pigs blood all over her when she is on stage. It is really gross! She has some weird power and freaks out. She makes the whole building catch on fire, and gets revenge on the evil students.