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4th Dec '16 11:30:02 PM Xtifr
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Published in 1974, '''''Carrie''''' is the first published novel by author Creator/StephenKing.

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Published in 1974, '''''Carrie''''' ''Carrie'' is the first published novel by author Creator/StephenKing.
23rd Sep '16 2:09:53 PM KingClark
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* AdaptationExpansion: The 2013 version features a prologue that shows a younger Margaret giving birth to Carrie ([[spoiler: [[OffingTheOffspring and attempting to murder her]]]]).

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* AdaptationExpansion: The 2013 version features a prologue that shows a younger Margaret giving birth to Carrie ([[spoiler: [[OffingTheOffspring ([[spoiler:[[OffingTheOffspring and attempting to murder her]]]]).



* AssholeVictim: Let's face it, [[spoiler:Billy, Chris, and Norma/Tina (1976, 2002, and especially 2013 versions respectively)]] kind of had it coming. Not to mention [[spoiler: Margaret White]].

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* AssholeVictim: Let's face it, [[spoiler:Billy, Chris, and Norma/Tina (1976, 2002, and especially 2013 versions respectively)]] kind of had it coming. Not to mention [[spoiler: Margaret [[spoiler:Margaret White]].



* BloodSplatteredInnocents: Take a guess. The '02 version ups this with [[spoiler: Tommy and Norma having been splattered with blood on them as well due to being near Carrie onstage when it fell with the former having half of his shirt spilled on and the latter getting some on her face]].

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* BloodSplatteredInnocents: Take a guess. The '02 version ups this with [[spoiler: Tommy [[spoiler:Tommy and Norma having been splattered with blood on them as well due to being near Carrie onstage when it fell with the former having half of his shirt spilled on and the latter getting some on her face]].



* CoolCar: Billy, Chris' boyfriend, drives a classic red muscle car in the '76 and '13 versions -- a first-generation Chevelle SS in the former, and a second-generation GTO in the latter. [[spoiler: Shame that Carrie blows it up.]] In the '02 version, Billy drives a Cool Truck. [[spoiler:It suffers a similar fate -- Carrie slams it against a tree. Roof first.]]

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* CoolCar: Billy, Chris' boyfriend, drives a classic red muscle car in the '76 and '13 versions -- a first-generation Chevelle SS in the former, and a second-generation GTO in the latter. [[spoiler: Shame [[spoiler:Shame that Carrie blows it up.]] In the '02 version, Billy drives a Cool Truck. [[spoiler:It suffers a similar fate -- Carrie slams it against a tree. Roof first.]]



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Most of the prom goers in 2013. Special mention goes to [[spoiler: Tina (whipped by electric cords which ignite her dress and her hair) and Chris (got her face stuck in the windshield. Carrie just looks at her and seemingly leaves...then she hurls Chris' car into the nearby gas pump)]].

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Most of the prom goers in 2013. Special mention goes to [[spoiler: Tina [[spoiler:Tina (whipped by electric cords which ignite her dress and her hair) and Chris (got her face stuck in the windshield. Carrie just looks at her and seemingly leaves...then she hurls Chris' car into the nearby gas pump)]].



** Averted, at least in comparison to the other versions, in the 2013 remake: [[spoiler: She causes massive property damage and a lot of panic, but only kills the people she thinks had a hand in the pig's blood prank. She even lets Miss Desjardin and Sue go unharmed.]]

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** Averted, at least in comparison to the other versions, in the 2013 remake: [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She causes massive property damage and a lot of panic, but only kills the people she thinks had a hand in the pig's blood prank. She even lets Miss Desjardin and Sue go unharmed.]]



* EasilyForgiven: In the 2002 remake, Sue forgives Carrie for [[spoiler: the prom that killed a lot of people at the school]] and says it wasn't her fault. Justified, since for more of that sequence [[spoiler: Carrie seems to be walking around in a dream state, and before her powers are activated she seems to have a seizure from the stress of being coated in pig's blood.]]

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* EasilyForgiven: In the 2002 remake, Sue forgives Carrie for [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the prom that killed a lot of people at the school]] and says it wasn't her fault. Justified, since for more of that sequence [[spoiler: Carrie [[spoiler:Carrie seems to be walking around in a dream state, and before her powers are activated she seems to have a seizure from the stress of being coated in pig's blood.]]



** And again in the De Palma film - unique to other adaptations - Chris and Billy watch in horror from outside the gym as Carrie does her rampage. Notably Chris is horrified when [[spoiler: Miss Collins is killed]] .

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** And again in the De Palma film - unique to other adaptations - Chris and Billy watch in horror from outside the gym as Carrie does her rampage. Notably Chris is horrified when [[spoiler: Miss [[spoiler:Miss Collins is killed]] .



** In both the Sissy Spacek and Chloe Moretz versions, [[spoiler: Carrie ''crucifies'' Margaret and stabs her stomach with sharp kitchen tools, and she is positioned to look ''exactly'' like the figure of Saint Sebastian in the confessional.]]

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** In both the Sissy Spacek and Chloe Moretz versions, [[spoiler: Carrie [[spoiler:Carrie ''crucifies'' Margaret and stabs her stomach with sharp kitchen tools, and she is positioned to look ''exactly'' like the figure of Saint Sebastian in the confessional.]]



* JumpScare: [[spoiler: The NightmareSequence at the end.]] Notable for being the first horror movie of its time to employ this [[HopeSpot at the end of a story]] to get one last scare from the audience, which would go on to become a staple of horror films.

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* JumpScare: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The NightmareSequence at the end.]] Notable for being the first horror movie of its time to employ this [[HopeSpot at the end of a story]] to get one last scare from the audience, which would go on to become a staple of horror films.



** Then, of course, there's the prom. It switches from a [[HeartwarmingMoments touching, heartwarming scene with Carrie being crowned Prom Queen while the entire room cheers for her]] to a [[spoiler: [[NightmareFuel five minute long sequence of her murdering everyone]]]].

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** Then, of course, there's the prom. It switches from a [[HeartwarmingMoments touching, heartwarming scene with Carrie being crowned Prom Queen while the entire room cheers for her]] to a [[spoiler: [[NightmareFuel [[spoiler:[[NightmareFuel five minute long sequence of her murdering everyone]]]].



** In the 2013 remake, the year [[spoiler: on Carrie's gravestone]] is 2014.

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** In the 2013 remake, the year [[spoiler: on [[spoiler:on Carrie's gravestone]] is 2014.



* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: In the 2013 film, Chris gets her face lacerated by shards of glass after the car she's in crashes into the gas station and she's jerked into the windscreen.]] Looking from her bloodied face to the blood-drenched Carrie, this may be a possible way representing how Carrie has brought her bullies down to her level with her rampage.

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* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the 2013 film, Chris gets her face lacerated by shards of glass after the car she's in crashes into the gas station and she's jerked into the windscreen.]] Looking from her bloodied face to the blood-drenched Carrie, this may be a possible way representing how Carrie has brought her bullies down to her level with her rampage.



* PayEvilUntoEvil: Carrie and her prom rampage, especially with her murder of [[spoiler: Chris and her boyfriend, Billy.]]

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* PayEvilUntoEvil: Carrie and her prom rampage, especially with her murder of [[spoiler: Chris [[spoiler:Chris and her boyfriend, Billy.]]



** [[spoiler: Margaret's death]] is also amped up in the film versions. In the novel (and in the musical), [[spoiler: Carrie uses her powers to stop Margaret's heart. In the film versions, except the 2002 remake, she stabs and crucifies her with sharp kitchen utensils.]]

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** [[spoiler: Margaret's [[spoiler:Margaret's death]] is also amped up in the film versions. In the novel (and in the musical), [[spoiler: Carrie [[spoiler:Carrie uses her powers to stop Margaret's heart. In the film versions, except the 2002 remake, she stabs and crucifies her with sharp kitchen utensils.]]



** The 2013 remake amps up the violence of the 1976 movie and the novel. For example, [[spoiler: when Carrie finds Chris and Billy trying to escape in their car, she doesn't just derail the car and send it crashing in a fiery explosion. She collapses an entire ''road'', destroys the car when it rams into her force field, chokes Chris with her own seat belt, levitates the entire vehicle, and sends it flying towards a gas pump, with the subsequent impact smashing Chris's face right through the windshield...oh, and ''then'' it explodes.]]
** It's made clear in the novel that [[spoiler: when the bucket clonks Tommy on the head, it merely rendered him unconscious. He was really killed when his body was engulfed in the fire. The 1976 film (and every adaptation afterwards) changes it so that the impact of the bucket kills him on the spot.]]

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** The 2013 remake amps up the violence of the 1976 movie and the novel. For example, [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when Carrie finds Chris and Billy trying to escape in their car, she doesn't just derail the car and send it crashing in a fiery explosion. She collapses an entire ''road'', destroys the car when it rams into her force field, chokes Chris with her own seat belt, levitates the entire vehicle, and sends it flying towards a gas pump, with the subsequent impact smashing Chris's face right through the windshield...oh, and ''then'' it explodes.]]
** It's made clear in the novel that [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when the bucket clonks Tommy on the head, it merely rendered him unconscious. He was really killed when his body was engulfed in the fire. The 1976 film (and every adaptation afterwards) changes it so that the impact of the bucket kills him on the spot.]]
19th Sep '16 8:15:42 PM milktoast
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**Also true for the musical. It's evident enough throughout "The World According to Chris," but there's one especially creepy lyric that she sings to Billy in the original run's "Do Me a Favor": "My daddy supplies with me the things that you don't / There's nothing that Daddy ever denies me / There's only one way that Daddy never satisfies me." [[https://youtu.be/VwU-e5Sg9aI?t=1m50s The weird pelvic thrusting movements don't help.]] This line was (perhaps thankfully) removed in the revival soundtrack.
12th Sep '16 5:33:29 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** [[Film/{{Carrie 1976}} The 1976 film adaptation]] by Creator/BrianDePalma is by far the most famous of the bunch, and arguably had [[AdaptationDisplacement a greater impact than the book itself]]. Critics regard De Palma's adaptation as a landmark film, one of the best horror films of TheSeventies, and one of the best feature film adaptations of any of King's stories, to the point where King himself [[CreatorPreferredAdaptation feels that it's better than the book]]. The film became a major success for Creator/UnitedArtists, as it ended up making over $33 million at the U.S. box office on a budget of just $1.8 million[[note]]In 2016 dollars, over $126 million on a $7.6 million budget[[/note]]. The ending is notable for being perhaps the first use of a "shock" ending in a horror film, which has since become a staple of the genre. Film critics welcomed ''Carrie'' with immense acclaim ([[SciFiGhetto unusual for a horror film]] even today), which helped it gain a UsefulNotes/HugoAward and two UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations: one for Creator/SissySpacek for Best Actress, and the other a Best Supporting Actress nod for Piper Laurie.[[note]]They lost to, respectively, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight from ''Film/{{Network}}''.[[/note]]

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** * [[Film/{{Carrie 1976}} The 1976 film adaptation]] by Creator/BrianDePalma is by far the most famous of the bunch, and arguably had [[AdaptationDisplacement a greater impact than the book itself]]. Critics regard De Palma's adaptation as a landmark film, one of the best horror films of TheSeventies, and one of the best feature film adaptations of any of King's stories, to the point where King himself [[CreatorPreferredAdaptation feels that it's better than the book]]. The film became a major success for Creator/UnitedArtists, as it ended up making over $33 million at the U.S. box office on a budget of just $1.8 million[[note]]In 2016 dollars, over $126 million on a $7.6 million budget[[/note]]. The ending is notable for being perhaps the first use of a "shock" ending in a horror film, which has since become a staple of the genre. Film critics welcomed ''Carrie'' with immense acclaim ([[SciFiGhetto unusual for a horror film]] even today), which helped it gain a UsefulNotes/HugoAward and two UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations: one for Creator/SissySpacek for Best Actress, and the other a Best Supporting Actress nod for Piper Laurie.[[note]]They lost to, respectively, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight from ''Film/{{Network}}''.[[/note]]
12th Sep '16 5:33:22 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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Published in 1974, '''''Carrie''''' (the first published novel by author Creator/StephenKing) was later adapted into a classic {{horror}} film in 1976 by Creator/BrianDePalma.

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Published in 1974, '''''Carrie''''' (the is the first published novel by author Creator/StephenKing) was later adapted into a classic {{horror}} film in 1976 by Creator/BrianDePalma.
Creator/StephenKing.



''Carrie'' launched Stephen King's career and became a bestseller, but [[Film/{{Carrie 1976}} the film version]] arguably had the greater impact. Critics regard De Palma's adaptation as a landmark film, one of the best horror films of TheSeventies, and one of the best feature film adaptations of any of King's stories, to the point where King himself [[CreatorPreferredAdaptation feels that it's better than the book]]. The film became a major success for United Artists, as it ended up making over $33 million at the U.S. box office on a budget of just $1.8 million. The ending is notable for being perhaps the first use of a "shock" ending in a horror film, which has since become a staple of the genre. Film critics welcomed ''Carrie'' with immense acclaim ([[SciFiGhetto unusual for a horror film]] even today), which may have helped it gain two UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}} nominations[[note]]And ''not'' in the technical categories, as is often the case with "genre" films. One nomination was for Creator/SissySpacek for Best Actress, and the other was a Best Supporting Actress nod for Piper Laurie. They lost to, respectively, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight from ''Film/{{Network}}''.[[/note]] and a HugoAward.

Several follow-ups/adaptations, none of which involved De Palma or King, have surfaced in the years since:

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While ''Carrie'' was a bestseller that launched Stephen King's career and became a bestseller, but career, today it's better known for its assorted adaptations in various mediums.

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[[Film/{{Carrie 1976}} the The 1976 film version]] adaptation]] by Creator/BrianDePalma is by far the most famous of the bunch, and arguably had the [[AdaptationDisplacement a greater impact.impact than the book itself]]. Critics regard De Palma's adaptation as a landmark film, one of the best horror films of TheSeventies, and one of the best feature film adaptations of any of King's stories, to the point where King himself [[CreatorPreferredAdaptation feels that it's better than the book]]. The film became a major success for United Artists, Creator/UnitedArtists, as it ended up making over $33 million at the U.S. box office on a budget of just $1.8 million.million[[note]]In 2016 dollars, over $126 million on a $7.6 million budget[[/note]]. The ending is notable for being perhaps the first use of a "shock" ending in a horror film, which has since become a staple of the genre. Film critics welcomed ''Carrie'' with immense acclaim ([[SciFiGhetto unusual for a horror film]] even today), which may have helped it gain a UsefulNotes/HugoAward and two UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}} nominations[[note]]And ''not'' in the technical categories, as is often the case with "genre" films. One nomination was UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations: one for Creator/SissySpacek for Best Actress, and the other was a Best Supporting Actress nod for Piper Laurie. They Laurie.[[note]]They lost to, respectively, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight from ''Film/{{Network}}''.[[/note]] and a HugoAward.

Several follow-ups/adaptations, none of which involved De Palma or King, have surfaced in the years since:
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* A [[MadeForTVMovie made-for-TV]] {{remake}} [[Film/{{Carrie 2002}} was made in 2002]]. This adaptation (written by Creator/BryanFuller and starring Creator/AngelaBettis, Creator/PatriciaClarkson, and Creator/EmilieDeRavin) stayed closer to King's novel than the 1976 film did -- with the exception of the ending, which the creators intended to [[PilotMovie lead into an NBC series]] that never happened. The film mirrors the novel's [[ScrapbookStory use of after-the-fact articles]] to tell its story; most of the film takes place in flashbacks while the police interview what few survivors remain after Carrie's rampage. Despite its obvious low budget, ConspicuousCG, and radically altered ending, this film has its share of fans. In some way, this version could perhaps be compared to the 1997 MiniSeries remake of ''Literature/TheShining'' in terms of trying to be more faithful to the source material, though King wasn't involved with this one.
* Another adaptation [[Film/{{Carrie 2013}} was released in 2013]]. This version was directed by Kimberly Peirce (of ''Film/BoysDontCry'' fame), written by playwright, MarvelComics scribe, and ''Series/{{Glee}}'' writer/co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and starred Creator/ChloeMoretz, Creator/JulianneMoore, and Creator/JudyGreer. It largely pulled elements from both the novel and De Palma's film; opinion on it is largely divided as to whether it should've been based more on the book or the movie. The overall reaction is that it's not bad, exactly, though it's still very much in the shadow of the original.

Don't confuse this work with [[Music/CarrieUnderwood the country singer]] (though her video for "Before He Cheats" is a {{homage}} to the film) or two other well-known [[Series/SexAndTheCity fictional]] [[Series/TheKingOfQueens Carries]].

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* A [[MadeForTVMovie made-for-TV]] {{remake}} version [[Film/{{Carrie 2002}} was made in 2002]]. 2002]], airing on Creator/{{NBC}}. This adaptation (written adaptation, written by Creator/BryanFuller and starring Creator/AngelaBettis, Creator/PatriciaClarkson, and Creator/EmilieDeRavin) Creator/EmilieDeRavin, stayed closer to King's novel than the 1976 film did -- with the exception of the ending, which the creators intended to [[PilotMovie lead into an NBC series]] that never happened. The film mirrors the novel's [[ScrapbookStory use of after-the-fact articles]] to tell its story; most of the film takes place in flashbacks while the police interview what few survivors remain after Carrie's rampage. Despite its obvious low budget, ConspicuousCG, and radically altered ending, this film has its share of fans. In some way, this version could perhaps be compared to the 1997 MiniSeries remake of ''Literature/TheShining'' in terms of trying to be more faithful to the source material, though King wasn't involved with this one.
* Another film adaptation [[Film/{{Carrie 2013}} was released in 2013]]. This version was directed by Kimberly Peirce (of ''Film/BoysDontCry'' fame), written by playwright, MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics scribe, and ''Series/{{Glee}}'' writer/co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and starred Creator/ChloeMoretz, Creator/JulianneMoore, and Creator/JudyGreer. It largely pulled elements from both the novel and De Palma's film; opinion on it is largely divided as to whether it should've been based more on the book or the movie. The overall reaction is that it's not bad, exactly, though it's still very much in the shadow of the original.

Don't confuse this work with [[Music/CarrieUnderwood the country singer]] (though her video for "Before He Cheats" is a {{homage}} to the film) film), or two other well-known [[Series/SexAndTheCity fictional]] [[Series/TheKingOfQueens Carries]].
28th Aug '16 10:00:17 PM ritzoreo
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* ForegoneConclusion: In the first half of the book, the narration lets us know that there will be a tragedy and that at the very least Margaret White shall be dead (but not Sue Snell).
23rd Aug '16 5:01:17 PM gewunomox
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** DaveGrohl's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDrNbc2OCZY Ice Bucket Challenge]].

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** DaveGrohl's Music/DaveGrohl's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDrNbc2OCZY Ice Bucket Challenge]].
24th Jul '16 11:00:35 AM SamuraiGal
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** Carrie isn't EVIL, she was abused and mistreated her whole life and finally reached the breaking point.
23rd Jun '16 8:53:43 PM nombretomado
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* StockShoutOut: It's in ''TinyToonAdventures'' of all things!

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* StockShoutOut: It's in ''TinyToonAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' of all things!
23rd Jun '16 8:53:39 PM nombretomado
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** TinyToonAdventures had a scene where Shirley the Loon gets a bowl of red punch dropped on her. Babs worriedly cites the movie right before Shirley unleashes child-friendly telekinetic hell on the older students who were embarrassing them.

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** TinyToonAdventures ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' had a scene where Shirley the Loon gets a bowl of red punch dropped on her. Babs worriedly cites the movie right before Shirley unleashes child-friendly telekinetic hell on the older students who were embarrassing them.
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