Carrie (1976)

Carrie (1976)

Rating: 7.4/10 from 159,909 users
Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Horror | 1976 | 16 Nov 1976 (USA)

It's nearing the end of the school year. High school senior Carrie White is a social outcast, largely due to being unwise to the ways of the world based on her upbringing. Her mother, Margaret White, is a religious fanatic, her extreme views primarily targeted against sex, which she believes is a sin. She even believes natural associated processes such as menstruation are a sin, about which she has refused to mention to Carrie. Mrs. White's beliefs were taken to that extreme largely because of her own failed marriage and her husband Ralph long ago having run off with another woman. The only adult authority figure who tries to help Carrie with her life is her phys ed teacher, Miss Collins, who is nonetheless warned not to get too close to go against how Mrs. White chooses to raise Carrie, Mrs. White whose beliefs are well known in the community. An impromptu event that happens among Carrie's phys ed classmates against her leads to her classmates being punished. One of those students, self absorbed Chris Hargensen, vows revenge against Carrie for that punishment, the method of the revenge associated to the phys ed class incident. Another student however, the popular Sue Snell, begins to feel sorry for Carrie. In wanting to help her get out of her shell, Sue asks her boyfriend, the equally popular Tommy Ross, to take Carrie to the senior prom instead of her. This move does not sit well with Mrs. White, who in her extreme view believes Carrie will fall prey to sin. All these competing issues lead to Carrie deciding on an impulse to use a newfound skill to free herself from the figurative chains that have long been placed around her, with tragic consequences. Written by Huggo


Director: Brian De Palma

Writer: Stephen King / Lawrence D. Cohen

Company: Red Bank Films

Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations.

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Country: United States

Creator: n/A

Location: 124 N 7th St, Santa Paula, California, USA


Seasons: n/A

Sound Mix: Mono

Tagline: You were warned never to push Carrie to the limits. Now you must face the evil consequences.

User Review: 541

Writer: Stephen King / Lawrence D. Cohen

Cast: Sissy Spacek / Piper Laurie / Amy Irving / William Katt / John Travolta / Nancy Allen / Betty Buckley / P.J. Soles / Priscilla Pointer / Sydney Lassick / Stefan Gierasch / Michael Talbott / Doug Cox / Harry Gold / Noelle North / Cindy Daly / Deirdre Berthrong / Anson Downes / Rory Stevens / Edie McClurg / Cameron De Palma / Sharon Benson / Terry Bolo / Jean Glaudé / Katie Irving / Cynthia Schuler Larsen / Dan Protheroe / James Saad / Janie Squire / Mike Towers / Glen Vance

Language: English