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[[caption-width-right:293:Carrie White -- making people [[BewareTheNiceOnes afraid]] [[BullyingADragon to pick on]] [[ShrinkingViolet "that girl"]] since 1974.]]

->''A novel of a girl possessed of a terrifying power.''

Published in 1974, ''Carrie'' was the first published novel by author Creator/StephenKing; it was adapted into a classic {{horror}} film in 1976 by BrianDePalma. The story follows the life of high school outcast Carrie White, a young teenage girl who has no friends at school and is endlessly tormented by her classmates and by [[AbusiveParents her own mother]], a [[TheFundamentalist raving Christian fanatic]] named Margaret. After being humiliated in the school shower while having her first period, Carrie learns that she possesses potent [[MindOverMatter telekinetic powers]], allowing her to move objects and knock people down with her mind. One bully in particular, [[AlphaBitch Chris Hargensen]], is suspended and barred from [[HighSchoolDance the upcoming prom]] for the shower incident involving Carrie. Feeling that Carrie is to blame for the situation, Chris plots revenge against her.

In the meantime, Sue Snell, one of Carrie and Chris' classmates, feels that what she and her friends did to Carrie was wrong and asks her athlete boyfriend, Tommy Ross, to take Carrie to the prom as a form of [[TheAtoner atonement]]. Chris finds out about this and sees an opening for one of the greatest pranks in school history: she and her friends will rig the ballots for prom queen so that Carrie wins, then dump a bucket of pig's blood on her head in front of the entire senior class, humiliating her on the best night of her life.

[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge This goes about as well as one would expect it to.]]

''Carrie'' is regarded as a landmark horror film, seen as one of the best horror films of TheSeventies and one of the best feature film adaptations of a Creator/StephenKing work, to the point where King himself [[CreatorPreferredAdaptation feels that it's better than the book]]. The film was a major success for United Artists, grossing 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 due to its influence. It was welcomed by immense critical acclaim -- unusual for a horror film, even today -- and was nominated for two {{Academy Award}}s[[note]]And ''not'' in the technical categories, as is often the case with "genre" films. One nomination was for Sissy Spacek for Best Actress, and the other was a Best Supporting Actress nod for Piper Laurie.[[/note]] and a HugoAward. There have since been several follow-ups/adaptations, none of which involved [=DePalma=] or King:

* A [[ScreenToStageAdaptation musical adaptation]] was put together in TheEighties, written by Lawrence D. Cohen (the writer of the 1976 movie). After a limited run at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in England that got a mixed reception, it debuted on Broadway on May 12, 1988. There, it was met with scathing reviews, and the $7+ million production quickly became one of the biggest flops in Broadway history, closing after only sixteen previews and five shows. It was infamous enough that a book written about Broadway's worst was titled ''Not Since Carrie''. A number of people, however, saw a lot of [[WhatCouldHaveBeen potential]] beneath the poor production and feel that it could've been done much better it had been given some polish. A heavily overhauled, off-Broadway revival is [[http://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/carrie-finds-its-leads-no-not-the-movie-the-broadway-revival- in the works]].
* ''Film/TheRageCarrie2'' was a sequel made in 1999. It has [[Film/TheRageCarrie2 its own page]].
* A [[MadeForTVMovie made-for-TV]] {{remake}} was made in 2002, written by BryanFuller and starring AngelaBettis, PatriciaClarkson and [[Series/{{Lost}} Emilie]] [[{{Roswell}} de]] [[TheHillsHaveEyes Ravin]]. It stayed closer to King's novel than the 1976 film did -- with the exception of the ending, which was [[PilotMovie meant to lead into an NBC series]] that never came about. Mirroring the novel's [[ScrapbookStory use of after-the-fact articles]] to tell its story, most of the film takes place in flashbacks, with the survivors of Carrie's rampage being interviewed by the police. Despite its obvious low budget, ConspicuousCG, and radically altered ending, this film has its share of fans, and it's not unheard of to find people (particularly younger fans and those who have read the book) who prefer it over the 1976 film.
* Another remake is in production, with a planned October 18, 2013 release date (moved back from March 15 [[TooSoon in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre]]). It is written by playwright, MarvelComics scribe and ''Series/{{Glee}}'' writer/co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and is directed by Kimberly Peirce (of ''BoysDontCry'' fame) and stars ChloeMoretz, JulianneMoore and JudyGreer. Like the last remake, it is being described as less of a remake of the original film and more of an adaptation of the King book, with the use of [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3136761/carrie-might-have-found-footage-elements-plus-some-words-from-chloe-moretz-on-the-project/ found-footage elements and interviews]] to convey the book's ScrapbookStory. It is also hinted to contain a stronger emphasis on the culture and effects of school bullying, a more visible topic in the 2000s than it was in 1976. The reaction so far has been [[LoveItOrHateIt divisive]] -- Creator/StephenKing [[http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/advice-to-those-remaking-carrie-theyre-all-gonna-laugh-at-you has questioned whether it is necessary]], though Sissy Spacek and Brian De Palma [[http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=89904 don't seem]] [[http://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/news/how-does-brian-de-palma-feel-about-a-new-carrie to mind]]. The teaser is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLLsrZwJrBk here.]]

Not to be confused with [[Music/CarrieUnderwood the country singer]], though her video for "Before He Cheats" is an {{homage}} to the film. Also not to be confused with with [[SexAndTheCity that Carrie]]. Or [[TheKingOfQueens that one]].
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!!This work contains examples of:
* [[ActionizedSequel Actionized Remake]]: The 2002 and 2013 versions both crank up the destruction to near-{{disaster movie}} levels, having Carrie wipe out the entire town instead of just burning down the school. This is actually more in line with the original book; the lack of special effects shots in the 1976 film was because they didn't have the money to film them.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Carrie, although even in the book SheCleansUpNicely. To a lesser extent, Margaret in both films.
** Inverted with Helen Shyres in [=DePalma's=] film. In the book she is nominated for Prom Queen and has a date, which implies she is a pretty girl. In the film she is played by a chubby actress and is something of a ButtMonkey for the popular girls, not to mention appearing to not have a date at the prom. In the '02 version, though, she is played by the very pretty Chelan Simmons.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Norma in the original film, due to [=DePalma=] enjoying P.J. Soles's performance and thus rewriting her role to give her more screen time, and Tina in the 2002 film. Neither were actually evil in the book. Though Tina was at least mentioned to be Chris's friend in the book, she just wasn't involved in the plot.
* {{Adorkable}}: Norma may be TheDragon to Chris' council of high school villainy, but she is so dorky and cute you kind of want to let it slide. Especially after seeing her get her hair done in the salon, and still wearing her trademark hat on top of the dryer.
* AdultsAreUseless: The adults in Carrie's life are either apathetic to her plight (the principal) or actively making her life worse (her mom, the English teacher). Even Miss Desjardin, the one person who tries to help her, sees all her efforts come to naught.
* AffectionateParody: An entire fan-made musical theater production was made as a [[AffectionateParody loving parody]] of the original film, entitled ''[[http://www.youtube.com/user/stillsurviving007#p/u Scarrie!]]''. Carrie was [[CrosscastRole played by a man]], as was her mother, who also had five o'clock shadow. Lampshade hangings, fourth wall breaking, and the play ended with the moral of the story being "[[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop Chris should have just killed that stupid bitch, and went to the prom!]]", as the dead sing a cheerful song pointing out that [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation this was all Sue's fault]].
** [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/84 This.]]
* AlphaBitch: Chris and Norma in the original, and Chris (again) and Tina in the remake.
* AirVentPassageway: In the '02 version, this is the only way anybody is able to get out of the gym once Carrie locks the doors.
* TheAllegedCar: The original book has Billy driving a rusty, beat-up, jacked-in-the-back '61 Chevy Biscayne with a broken headlight. The film, fortunately, upgrades him to something [[CoolCar much cooler]].
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Chris with Billy, who is frequently described as a delinquent, and is seen cracking open a beer while cruising down the strip (stopping only after he notices that there's a cop in the next lane). He is the one who kills the pigs to get the blood for the prank.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer
* AssholeVictim: Let's face it, [[spoiler:Billy, Chris, and (in the '76 film) Norma]] kind of had it coming.
* BallroomBlitz
* BeautifulAllAlong: Carrie. Justified in the novel; before the prom, she deliberately wore unflattering clothes, because her mother believed that trying to look attractive is sinful.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted when Carrie gets covered in pig blood.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Pretty much the moral of the whole story.
* Big Bad: Chris.
* BillingDisplacement: JohnTravolta, who was then the star of ''WelcomeBackKotter'', got second billing on the posters behind Sissy Spacek, even though Billy was, at best, the ''seventh'' most important character. Home video releases continue this tradition now that Travolta is a Hollywood icon.
* BlondesAreEvil: This trope is likely the reason for Chris's AdaptationDyeJob in the '76 and '02 versions. She is black-haired in the book, but in both of those films she was blonde. The '02 version also has a gang of blonde extras who are frequently seen turning their noses up at Carrie. Averted with Helen in the remake.
** Pointedly averted in the '13 version, where Portia Doubleday (whose IMDb photo shows her as a blonde) dyed her hair brown to play Chris.
* BloodSplatteredInnocents: Guess.
* [[BloodSplatteredWeddingDress Blood Splattered Prom Dress]]
* BloodyHandprint: Carrie leaves one of these on Mrs. Desjardin's shorts during the opening scenes, being under the impression that she is bleeding to death during her first period. (Mama never told her about That Time of the Month, feeling that menstruation is caused by sin.)
* BucketBoobyTrap
* BullyingADragon: [[AlphaBitch Chris]] and the rest of Carrie's {{jerkass}} classmates didn't know what she was capable of until it was far too late. [[MyBelovedSmother Her mother]], on the other hand, did know... and not only [[WhatAnIdiot kept right on treating her in the same old way]], but actually treated her ''worse'', [[TooDumbToLive calling her a witch]]. In the novel, it's mentioned that some of Margaret's female relatives apparently had the same talent, and Margaret knew about it.
** In the book, there is a flashback from Margaret, involving her own grandmother (Carrie's great-grandmother). The woman would display her telekinesis and cackle madly. She'd also gone completely senile at an early age before dying of a heart attack. It's shown that she was a pretty frightening figure for Margaret to grow up with, which is probably why she ended up being a crazy religious fanatic. It's subtle but gives her a very slight WellIntentionedExtremist view.
* BuriedAlive: [[spoiler:Carrie in Sue's nightmare at the end of the original film.]]
* CensorSteam: The television edit put in a ''ton'' of CGI steam to hide all the nudity in the opening five minutes.
* ChristianityIsCatholic: In the original film, most of the religious iconography that shows up in Margaret's house is explicitly Catholic.
* ComingOfAgeStory: Albeit one that goes horribly, horribly wrong.
* {{Confessional}}: Margaret White has one in her house, where she locks Carrie periodically. It is decorated with horrifically vengeful images of God and Jesus.
* ConvictedByPublicOpinion: In the book, Sue and Tommy are blamed by the media for having planned the prank and driven Carrie over the edge, even though they had only played an incidental and fairly unwitting role in such.
* CoolCar: Billy, Chris' boyfriend, drives a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle. [[spoiler: [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome Shame that Carrie blows it up.]]]]
** In the remake, Billy drives a Cool Truck. [[spoiler:It suffers a similar fate -- Carrie slams it against a tree. Roof first.]]
* [[CrucifiedHeroShot Crucified Villain Shot]]: In the movie: [[spoiler:Carrie's mother]], in her final shot, impaled with steak knives in the style of the St. Sebastian figurine in the confessional.
** And like Saint Sebastian, she experiences religious ecstasy during her death. Saint Sebastian, who according to legend was a very handsome young man, is something of an unofficial sex symbol in the Catholic Church (especially among closeted gay men). [[spoiler:The movie uses this to show how Carrie's mother has literally channeled her sex drive into religious devotion -- or in this case, Saint Sebastian]].
* DawsonCasting: Both the 1976 and 2002 versions employ this.
** Averted in the '13 version, with 15-year old ChloeMoretz taking the role.
* DeadlyPrank: It ends up being this for almost the entire high school. In the remake, Tommy is killed when the bucket falls on his head before Carrie's revenge even starts; in the book (and possibly the movie), he's only knocked unconscious, but dies with the rest of the students in the fire.
** It should also be noted that in the book, Carrie not only killed her school but went on a rampage through her town, killing hundreds of people.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Norma and the gym teacher]] in the 1976 film. In both the book and the remake, they lived.
** Tina in the remake. It seemed both films made sure that the girl who helped Chris with the prank would get retribution.
* DeathByMocking: And how.
* {{Delinquents}}: Billy and his friends.
* DesolationShot: Appears in the remake, with its shots of the fire and destruction that Carrie has left in her wake.
* DidYouThinkICantFeel: A variation: instead of Carrie saying this, it's Miss Desjardin/Collins who does so for her as she punishes the class for humiliating Carrie in the shower. Subverted in that the girls don't learn a thing from it -- in fact, it [[NiceJobBreakingItHero makes Chris want to humiliate Carrie even further]].
-->'''Miss Desjardin (Collins):''' Have any of you ever stopped to think that Carrie White has feelings? Have any of you ever stopped to think?
** Carrie finally standing up to Margaret also has elements of this.
* DisappearedDad: Carrie's father died in an accident before she was born.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Yes, some of Carrie's classmates had been treating her unfairly, but her murderous rampage throughout the town is never justified. Instead, it is considered disproportionate.
* DomesticAbuse: How Margaret treats Carrie, and how Billy treats Chris.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Carrie kills her mother at the end, then dies from a combination of overuse of her power and her own injuries]]. Also, the few survivors appear to be traumatized, especially Sue.
* DyingTown: In the book, the town of Chamberlain becomes one of these in the aftermath of Carrie's rampage, well on its way to becoming a GhostTown, as starkly reported in "The Legacy of TK: Scorched Earth and Scorched Hearts," one of the articles that make up the book's epilogue:
--> ''The over-all impression is one of a town that is waiting to die. It is not enough, these days, to say that Chamberlain will never be the same. It may be closer to the truth to say that Chamberlain will simply never again be.''
* TheEndOrIsIt: The final scene, where Sue [[spoiler:is grabbed by Carrie's arm coming out of the ground while laying flowers at the ashes of her house. Thankfully, it turns out to be AllJustADream.]] This shock ending wound up having a major influence on many pioneering {{Slasher Movie}}s, particularly ''Film/FridayThe13th1980''.
** The book has a very quiet TheEndOrIsIt, with Amelia's letter to her sister. Fortunately, she's not a religious nut, and her concerns about Annie's telekinetic powers are mostly health-related.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: [[spoiler:Billy's Chevelle]] explodes soon after rolling over. Justified, though, in that it's heavily implied that Carrie caused the car to blow up.
* EvilMatriarch
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** In the 2002 version, when Billy sees Carrie out on the road and decides to run her over, Chris screams at him to stop. She wanted Carrie humiliated, not being ended up as roadkill. [[AvertedTrope This isn't the case]] in the original, where it was Chris who tried to run Carrie down while Billy just looked on confused, likely drunk.
** During the 2002 version's prom scene, after Carrie is drenched in blood, she -- in her mind -- hears and sees the entire student body and teachers laughing mockingly at her; in reality, the students stood mostly in stunned silence, trying to register what had happened, and most of them likely were disgusted and/or outraged (and probably wanted the instigators punished). The scene cuts back and forth between the actual reaction and what Carrie believes its the reaction.
* FanDisservice: The shower scene in the beginning starts off [[{{Fanservice}} very sexy]], with lingering shots of the entire female cast undressing and showering, but it then culminates in Carrie shrieking while having her period.
* FictionIsntFair
* TheFilmOfTheBook
* FlatEarthAtheist: In the book, mention is made of how the "Carrie White affair" and proof of the existence of psychic powers has affected the scientific community's long-held preconceptions. While most scientists have accepted this new reality, it's mentioned that those at Duke University, among others, continue to reject it as a hoax even after the government's official report on what happened supported their existence.
* FollowTheLeader:
** The most {{egregious}} example is possibly the 1978 film ''Jennifer'', which is basically ''Carrie'' [[AC:[[RecycledINSPACE with]] [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent snakes!]]]]
** And the 1987 film ''Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII'', which is ''Carrie'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet''.
** ''Evilspeak'' is pretty much an '80s male version of Carrie, though set in a military school, powers ''actually'' given from a Satanic source (a computer this time) and, funnily enough, demonic pigs standing in for psychic powers during the rampage.
* FreakOut: Carrie's is one of the most famous ever put to celluloid.
* TheFreelanceShameSquad: A lot of those stupid teenagers at the prom might have lived had they not found Carrie's utter humiliation so hilarious.
** Of course, it's implied in the original movie that they aren't ''actually'' laughing at her and that it's all in Carrie's head.
*** And in the novel, an interview with one of the survivors of the whole thing reveals that it was one of those situations where it was either laugh, cry or go crazy.
* FreudianExcuse: Having Margaret White as a mother can excuse practically everything.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Carrie.
* TheFundamentalist: Carrie's mom is a particularly psycho version of this trope.
* GenkiGirl: Norma in the remake, played to perfection by Meghan Black.
* HeroicRROD: [[spoiler:Carrie]] has one of these in the end after [[spoiler:killing her mother, from a combination of shock, blood loss, and sheer overuse of her power which caused her heart to give out]], although it's not really heroic. Also, it's heavily implied that all telekinetics will eventually succumb to this because telekinesis puts great strain on the heart and lungs.
* HighSchool
* HighSchoolDance
* {{Homage}}:
** The video for "Before He Cheats" by CarrieUnderwood.[[note]]Heh... ''[[StealthPun Carrie]]'' Underwood.[[/note]] In the video, as Underwood walks down a small-town city street, various objects fly in the air, building windows break, lampposts fall and so forth, during a rampage caused by the horror she felt when she saw her boyfriend kissing another woman. (Her boyfriend's truck is also badly damaged, presumably as the result of the Carrie-type rampage.)
** [[Music/CourtneyLove Hole]] has homaged ''Carrie'' twice in their music.
*** The video of "Miss World" has Courtney Love as Carrie learning she was voted prom queen. The end is supposed to be right before the bucket of pig blood is dumped on her head.
*** "She Walks on Me" is a song about an AlphaBitch and the damage she does. "Carrie, Carrie, / please come here. / No, don't you touch me. / Don't you dare!"
* HomoeroticSubtext: [[WordOfGod Betty Buckley has said]] that she played Miss Collins as a lesbian in order to invoke this in her interactions with Carrie.
* HopeSpot: The ''whole story'' is like one giant HopeSpot. You know everyone picks on Carrie, you know she's going to the prom, you know she's got telekinetic powers, and you ''definitely'' are aware that Chris is planning a terrible prank on her. Up until that point you will try to convince yourself that there's a happy ending.
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: It strikes on prom night instead.
* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe
** Hell, Carrie and Tommy dance to a song with the same words as this trope at the prom.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Carrie's next door neighbor remarks what a pretty child she was and her reaction to seeing Carrie's high school photo was "what did that woman [Margaret] ''do'' to her?".
* InTheBlood: One of the book's ScrapbookStory elements consists of clippings from books and scientific papers discussing the genetic and biological origins of telekinesis.
* ItsASmallNetAfterAll: Subverted in the remake. When Carrie does a search for "miracles" so that she could learn about her psychic powers, she has to dig through a bunch of results that have nothing to do with what she's looking for (including a site advertising "miracle underwear"). Still, she's able to find the information she needs without having to go to the second page.
* KarmicDeath: For Carrie's bullies themselves at the end, [[spoiler:especially Billy and Chris.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Carrie's hurting of the kid on the bicycle for attempting to scare her.
* KillEmAll: In the original film, [[spoiler:Sue is the only major character who survives to the end]]. The book and the '02 version has a larger pool of survivors, which includes [[spoiler:Ms. Desjardin and Norma, who died in the original film]].
* KillItWithFire: In all versions of the story, Carrie kills her fellow classmates by locking them in the gym and burning it down. The novel and the remake also have her flooding the gym floor and dropping live wires into it, electrocuting everybody. In the original film, this is also [[spoiler:how Carrie dies]].
* KnifeNut: In Margaret's more psychotic moments, [[spoiler:including the end]], she goes after Carrie with a butcher's knife.
* LovableJock: Tommy.
* LovecraftCountry: Set in Maine, [[CreatorThumbprint obviously]]. The '76 version is the only one that doesn't explicitly place the story there.
* MadeForTVMovie: The 2002 version.
* TheMasochismTango: Chris and Billy, especially in the book.
* MenstrualMenace
* MindOverMatter
* MindRape: In the book, [[spoiler:a dying]] Carrie tries to do this to Sue, angry about the prank that she thought Sue had pulled on her... only to find that Sue meant her no harm, and that she hadn't planned to humiliate her at the prom. Sue even lets Carrie into her mind intentionally to prove this to her. Also, several people who survived Carrie's rampage had her presence and identity essentially stamped into their minds, even though most of them had never met her and many never saw her that night.
* AMinorKidroduction: The original film would have started out like this had the special effects necessary for the scene worked properly. They didn't, and so the scene was scrapped. The remake, thanks to the advance of CGI, was able to include this scene, albeit not at the very beginning.
* MommyIssues: The reason why Carrie is a PersonOfMassDestruction in the first place.
* MuggingTheMonster: Although, they didn't know she was a monster until it was too late.
* MutualKill:
** In the novel: [[spoiler:Margaret stabs Carrie, then Carrie kills Margaret by stopping her heart. Carrie eventually dies from shock, blood loss, and overuse of her power in finishing off her final tormentor, Chris Hargensen.]]
** In the original movie: [[spoiler:Margaret stabs Carrie, Carrie uses Margaret's knives to [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice crucify her]], and then Carrie is finished off by a burning, collapsing house, along with shock, blood loss, and general physical overload.]]
** In the remake, [[spoiler:Margaret drowns Carrie in the bathtub and Carrie gives Margaret a heart attack. Carrie doesn't stay dead for long, though.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The reason Sue asked Tommy to take Carrie to the prom was because she felt sorry for what she did to Carrie in the shower. Also, in the '76 version, Carrie has a moment like this after [[spoiler:killing her mother. (She shows no such remorse in the book or in the '02 version.)]]
* MyNameIsNotDurwood:
-->'''The Principal:''' We're really sorry about this incident, Cassie...\\
'''Carrie:''' IT'S ''CARRIE!''
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:In the remake.]]
* NextSundayAD: The events of the book (which was published in 1974) are said to have occurred in 1979, and most of the in-universe articles that the book uses for exposition were written in the '80s. The films, however, are all set squarely in the year that they were released in.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** Sue. Granted, if she hadn't participated in humiliating Carrie in the shower, Carrie would have still been mistreated, but Sue's actions made her feel guilty enough to send Tommy to ask her to the prom, which is what set into motion everything that followed.
** One could also apply this to Miss Collins, who could possibly have prevented everything if she had taken ten seconds to ''listen'' to Sue before throwing her out of the prom.
* NightmareSequence: At the end of the film, Sue dreams of placing flowers on Carrie's grave. A bloody hand suddenly reaches out and grabs Sue.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Sue just wanted to do something nice for Carrie. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge We all know how that turned out]].
* NoPeriodsPeriod. Subverted.
* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: Margaret crudely tells Carrie how she was produced via rape because Margaret considered ''all'' sex -- even ''within'' marriage -- to be offensive and sinful. She starts screaming with pleasure about how she admits she enjoyed it.
-->''"He took me with that roadhouse whiskey on his breath and I liked it. I liked it!"''
* OffingTheOffspring: Margaret White is convinced her daughter's telekinesis is a sign of demonic possession. Things come to a head after the fateful prom.
* OnlyInFlorida: [[spoiler:From the remake: where else would a girl with PsychicPowers who [[FakingTheDead faked her death]] run and hide in? The one place where such a thing would pass for "normal."]]
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Carrie and Sue.
* TheParody:
** The 1982 Scott Baio film ''Zapped!'', about a high school nerd who gains telekinetic powers after an accident in the science lab. He mainly uses his powers to beat up bullies and [[PowerPerversionPotential strip girls naked]]. It even climaxes with a scene where he goes berserk at a school dance - but there's no death. Just girls stripped naked.
** In the ''{{Airplane}}''-esque slasher movie spoof ''Pandemonium'' (also from '82), the FinalGirl is "Candy", who has telekinetic powers [[spoiler: that allow her to kill the villain]]. Her first scene, in which she defies her overprotective mom, also pokes fun at the famous "dirty pillows" euphemism for breasts.
** ''Scarrie!''. See AffectionateParody above.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Carrie and her prom rampage, especially with her murder of [[spoiler: Chris and her boyfriend, Billy.]]
* PersonAsVerb: At the end of the novel, it's said that "to rip off a Carrie" passed into teen slang, meaning "to commit large-scale mayhem". In RealLife, "pulling a Carrie" or "going Carrie on [something]" became synonymous with someone [[BewareTheNiceOnes going crazy]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds after being humiliated]]. This one's become [[CulturalCrossReference so well-traveled]] that it even [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/kare_kano/v09/c041/4.html appears]] in the ''KareKano'' manga as a visual-only metaphor for someone snapping under the strain of having perfectionist, controlling parents.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Carrie herself.
* PilotMovie: The remake was intended to be this for a show on Creator/{{NBC}}, but it was never picked up due to low ratings.
* PlotHole: [[http://www.horrorking.com/errors.php?errorpage=carrie See here]] for some examples. ''(Warning: Spoilers)''
* PrankDate: Subverted. Carrie thought this was the case when Tommy asked her to the prom. However, he had benign intentions, as did his girlfriend Sue, who arranged for him to take Carrie to the prom instead of her due to her feeling sorry for joining in on Carrie's humiliation in the shower. Chris found out, though, and she wanted to make sure it went very badly. And it did.
* ProductionPosse: BrianDePalma, JohnTravolta, and Nancy Allen reunited five years later for the film ''Blow Out''.
* PsychicPowers
* PsychoStrings: Heard whenever Carrie uses her powers.
* PsychologicalHorror
* RaceLift: Sue, who was white in the original, was black in the remake. Fortunately, they not only resisted the temptation to turn her into a SassyBlackWoman, but they did not even mention her race ''at all'', implying that this was more of an example of colorblind casting than political correctness.
** The actress who played Sue in the remake, Kandyse [=McClure=], would go on to play Vicky, another originally white character, in the ''ChildrenOfTheCorn'' remake.
** The change of the gym teacher's ethnicity from French in the book (Desjardin) to Irish in the movie (Collins).
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* {{Room 101}}: Margaret has a small, cramped closet in her house filled with religious paraphernalia. She locks Carrie in there to pray for hours on end whenever she so much as takes a tiny step out of line. In the '02 version, though, Carrie manages to [[SubvertedTrope make it into a refuge of sorts]] from Margaret's insanity, hiding a stash of fashion and gossip magazines in there. The '76 version also has Carrie hiding there [[spoiler:with Margaret's dead body as her house burns down]].
* RustproofBlood
* ScrapbookStory: The original novel was partly told through a mix of newspaper and magazine articles, scholarly papers, government reports, and excerpts from Sue Snell's memoirs.
* ScreenToStageAdaptation: The musical. As detailed above, it has become a byword for disastrous Broadway flops.
--> ''... and as the lights dim to black, boos ring out from the upper balcony while below, others begin an ovation.'' ... ''Carrie has become an instant legend.''
--> ''As the audience files out, some appear thrilled, others appalled; the word most frequently bandied about is "unbelievable". ... The ad copy, which read [[TemptingFate "There's Never Been a Musical Like Her,"]] has proved oddly prophetic.''
** ''Scarrie!'' the musical parody.
* SettingUpdate: The remakes both update the story to the then-present day, with the '13 version also bringing in social media as one of Chris' weapons.
* TheSeventies: The setting of the book and the original film.
* SeventiesHair
* SexIsEvil: Margaret thinks all sex, even within marriage, is immoral and sinful.
* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: Though Margaret's husband, Ralph shared her beliefs, once he couldn't resist the temptation, and managed to pressure her into having sex (or outright raped her, it's a bit ambiguous); that's how Carrie was conceived. Margaret never got over the fact that she actually enjoyed the act.
* SexlessMarriage: Carrie's parents wanted to have a marriage like that.
* SheCleansUpNicely: When Carrie gets dressed up for the prom, both Tommy and the narrator say she's beautiful. Miss Desjardin gets this as well when she turns up at the prom. Carrie thinks she looks as though she's attending the prom instead of just chaperoning.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Inverted. See IWasQuiteALooker above.
* ShoutOut:
** The original, being directed by noted Creator/AlfredHitchcock fan Brian [=DePalma=], has tons of shout-outs to Hitchcock's movies. The two biggest ones are probably the use of the "shower" music from ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', and the fact that the school is renamed Bates High School.
** The remake has a shout-out to ''ShesAllThat'' where Tommy remarks how similar this is to the plot of that. Bonus points for Carrie outright mentioning ''{{Pygmalion}}'' and ''MyFairLady'', of which ''She's All That'' is a modernisation.
** Norma in the '02 version describes Carrie as "a Plathe", referencing ''TheBellJar''.
* ShowerOfAngst: Goes without saying, both openings have this, as well as the endings.
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: {{Deconstruct|ion}}ed.
* SplitScreen: Used perfectly during the prom scene. This is a staple of BrianDePalma, so it isn't surprising.
* SpoiledSweet: Sue Snell.
* StepfordSmiler: Sue is terrified of becoming this in the novel after high school, though funnily enough, the incident prevents her from becoming one.
* StrollingThroughTheChaos: All of which is being caused, directly or otherwise, by Carrie.
* StuffBlowingUp: Especially in the remake.
* TeensAreMonsters: All the girls in the locker room, but particularly Chris, who is the mastermind behind the pig-blood prank. (Sue however quickly regrets her part in the taunting of Carrie). Billy is a monster as well. And of course, there's Carrie...
* TheEndOrIsIt: The novel ends with a letter written by a Tennessee woman called Amelia Jenks describing the telekinetic powers of her two-year-old daughter Annie, who can make marbles move by themselves. The novel's final words "I bet she'll be a worldbeeter [sic] someday."
* ThereAreNoTherapists / SocialServicesDoesNotExist: Justified. Margaret probably thinks that therapists would lead Carrie down the path to Hell, and she'll be damned if she'll let the "godless" government social workers take away her daughter. In the book, at least, it's established that she regards the government as a den of sin.
* TokenRomance: The 1976 film adds a kiss scene between Tommy and Carrie, implying he has fallen for her. In the original book, this never happened since Tommy was in love with Sue. You then realise that Tommy pretty much cheated on Sue. The book states he only thought of Carrie as a friend.
* TooDumbToLive: Carrie's mother; unlike her JerkAss classmates, she has a pretty good idea of what her daughter's capable of doing if pushed sufficiently...and keeps ''right on pushing.''
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer for the '76 version showed off pretty much the entire climax, including the deaths of nearly every major character, which makes one wonder why anyone bothered to go see the film. It's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJe0iVo8y3A#t=1m47s particularly hilarious]] when they dramatically mention [[spoiler:"JohnTravolta in his first motion picture role" and promptly have his car explode]].
* UnusualEuphemism: They're not breasts, they're "dirtypillows."
* VillainProtagonist: Carrie. She's also a [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II anti-villain]].
* VoteEarlyVoteOften: The manner in which Chris gets Carrie named prom queen.
* WhereIWasBornAndRazed: The original story and the remakes have Carrie destroying her entire town, killing over four hundred people. In the book, it's explicitly stated that, within a few months, what was left of Chamberlain, Maine was a DyingTown, on the way to becoming a GhostTown. The makers of the original film wanted to include this, but they didn't have the budget, and instead settled for destroying just her high school and her house.
* WhosLaughingNow: The prom scene. ''All of it.''
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Carrie could have been the TropeNamer for this. She may go psychotic at the end but she is almost instantly remorseful. And after what she endured, it's amazing she didn't snap sooner.
* YankTheDogsChain
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[[caption-width-right:293:Carrie White -- making people [[BewareTheNiceOnes afraid]] [[BullyingADragon to pick on]] [[ShrinkingViolet "that girl"]] since 1974.]]

->''A novel of a girl possessed of a terrifying power.''

Published in 1974, ''Carrie'' was the first published novel by author Creator/StephenKing; it was adapted into a classic {{horror}} film in 1976 by BrianDePalma. The story follows the life of high school outcast Carrie White, a young teenage girl who has no friends at school and is endlessly tormented by her classmates and by [[AbusiveParents her own mother]], a [[TheFundamentalist raving Christian fanatic]] named Margaret. After being humiliated in the school shower while having her first period, Carrie learns that she possesses potent [[MindOverMatter telekinetic powers]], allowing her to move objects and knock people down with her mind. One bully in particular, [[AlphaBitch Chris Hargensen]], is suspended and barred from [[HighSchoolDance the upcoming prom]] for the shower incident involving Carrie. Feeling that Carrie is to blame for the situation, Chris plots revenge against her.

In the meantime, Sue Snell, one of Carrie and Chris' classmates, feels that what she and her friends did to Carrie was wrong and asks her athlete boyfriend, Tommy Ross, to take Carrie to the prom as a form of [[TheAtoner atonement]]. Chris finds out about this and sees an opening for one of the greatest pranks in school history: she and her friends will rig the ballots for prom queen so that Carrie wins, then dump a bucket of pig's blood on her head in front of the entire senior class, humiliating her on the best night of her life.

[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge This goes about as well as one would expect it to.]]

''Carrie'' is regarded as a landmark horror film, seen as one of the best horror films of TheSeventies and one of the best feature film adaptations of a Creator/StephenKing work, to the point where King himself [[CreatorPreferredAdaptation feels that it's better than the book]]. The film was a major success for United Artists, grossing 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 due to its influence. It was welcomed by immense critical acclaim -- unusual for a horror film, even today -- and was nominated for two {{Academy Award}}s[[note]]And ''not'' in the technical categories, as is often the case with "genre" films. One nomination was for Sissy Spacek for Best Actress, and the other was a Best Supporting Actress nod for Piper Laurie.[[/note]] and a HugoAward. There have since been several follow-ups/adaptations, none of which involved [=DePalma=] or King:

* A [[ScreenToStageAdaptation musical adaptation]] was put together in TheEighties, written by Lawrence D. Cohen (the writer of the 1976 movie). After a limited run at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in England that got a mixed reception, it debuted on Broadway on May 12, 1988. There, it was met with scathing reviews, and the $7+ million production quickly became one of the biggest flops in Broadway history, closing after only sixteen previews and five shows. It was infamous enough that a book written about Broadway's worst was titled ''Not Since Carrie''. A number of people, however, saw a lot of [[WhatCouldHaveBeen potential]] beneath the poor production and feel that it could've been done much better it had been given some polish. A heavily overhauled, off-Broadway revival is [[http://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/carrie-finds-its-leads-no-not-the-movie-the-broadway-revival- in the works]].
* ''Film/TheRageCarrie2'' was a sequel made in 1999. It has [[Film/TheRageCarrie2 its own page]].
* A [[MadeForTVMovie made-for-TV]] {{remake}} was made in 2002, written by BryanFuller and starring AngelaBettis, PatriciaClarkson and [[Series/{{Lost}} Emilie]] [[{{Roswell}} de]] [[TheHillsHaveEyes Ravin]]. It stayed closer to King's novel than the 1976 film did -- with the exception of the ending, which was [[PilotMovie meant to lead into an NBC series]] that never came about. Mirroring the novel's [[ScrapbookStory use of after-the-fact articles]] to tell its story, most of the film takes place in flashbacks, with the survivors of Carrie's rampage being interviewed by the police. Despite its obvious low budget, ConspicuousCG, and radically altered ending, this film has its share of fans, and it's not unheard of to find people (particularly younger fans and those who have read the book) who prefer it over the 1976 film.
* Another remake is in production, with a planned October 18, 2013 release date (moved back from March 15 [[TooSoon in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre]]). It is written by playwright, MarvelComics scribe and ''Series/{{Glee}}'' writer/co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and is directed by Kimberly Peirce (of ''BoysDontCry'' fame) and stars ChloeMoretz, JulianneMoore and JudyGreer. Like the last remake, it is being described as less of a remake of the original film and more of an adaptation of the King book, with the use of [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3136761/carrie-might-have-found-footage-elements-plus-some-words-from-chloe-moretz-on-the-project/ found-footage elements and interviews]] to convey the book's ScrapbookStory. It is also hinted to contain a stronger emphasis on the culture and effects of school bullying, a more visible topic in the 2000s than it was in 1976. The reaction so far has been [[LoveItOrHateIt divisive]] -- Creator/StephenKing [[http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/advice-to-those-remaking-carrie-theyre-all-gonna-laugh-at-you has questioned whether it is necessary]], though Sissy Spacek and Brian De Palma [[http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=89904 don't seem]] [[http://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/news/how-does-brian-de-palma-feel-about-a-new-carrie to mind]]. The teaser is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLLsrZwJrBk here.]]

Not to be confused with [[Music/CarrieUnderwood the country singer]], though her video for "Before He Cheats" is an {{homage}} to the film. Also not to be confused with with [[SexAndTheCity that Carrie]]. Or [[TheKingOfQueens that one]].
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!!This work contains examples of:
* [[ActionizedSequel Actionized Remake]]: The 2002 and 2013 versions both crank up the destruction to near-{{disaster movie}} levels, having Carrie wipe out the entire town instead of just burning down the school. This is actually more in line with the original book; the lack of special effects shots in the 1976 film was because they didn't have the money to film them.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Carrie, although even in the book SheCleansUpNicely. To a lesser extent, Margaret in both films.
** Inverted with Helen Shyres in [=DePalma's=] film. In the book she is nominated for Prom Queen and has a date, which implies she is a pretty girl. In the film she is played by a chubby actress and is something of a ButtMonkey for the popular girls, not to mention appearing to not have a date at the prom. In the '02 version, though, she is played by the very pretty Chelan Simmons.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Norma in the original film, due to [=DePalma=] enjoying P.J. Soles's performance and thus rewriting her role to give her more screen time, and Tina in the 2002 film. Neither were actually evil in the book. Though Tina was at least mentioned to be Chris's friend in the book, she just wasn't involved in the plot.
* {{Adorkable}}: Norma may be TheDragon to Chris' council of high school villainy, but she is so dorky and cute you kind of want to let it slide. Especially after seeing her get her hair done in the salon, and still wearing her trademark hat on top of the dryer.
* AdultsAreUseless: The adults in Carrie's life are either apathetic to her plight (the principal) or actively making her life worse (her mom, the English teacher). Even Miss Desjardin, the one person who tries to help her, sees all her efforts come to naught.
* AffectionateParody: An entire fan-made musical theater production was made as a [[AffectionateParody loving parody]] of the original film, entitled ''[[http://www.youtube.com/user/stillsurviving007#p/u Scarrie!]]''. Carrie was [[CrosscastRole played by a man]], as was her mother, who also had five o'clock shadow. Lampshade hangings, fourth wall breaking, and the play ended with the moral of the story being "[[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop Chris should have just killed that stupid bitch, and went to the prom!]]", as the dead sing a cheerful song pointing out that [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation this was all Sue's fault]].
** [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/84 This.]]
* AlphaBitch: Chris and Norma in the original, and Chris (again) and Tina in the remake.
* AirVentPassageway: In the '02 version, this is the only way anybody is able to get out of the gym once Carrie locks the doors.
* TheAllegedCar: The original book has Billy driving a rusty, beat-up, jacked-in-the-back '61 Chevy Biscayne with a broken headlight. The film, fortunately, upgrades him to something [[CoolCar much cooler]].
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Chris with Billy, who is frequently described as a delinquent, and is seen cracking open a beer while cruising down the strip (stopping only after he notices that there's a cop in the next lane). He is the one who kills the pigs to get the blood for the prank.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer
* AssholeVictim: Let's face it, [[spoiler:Billy, Chris, and (in the '76 film) Norma]] kind of had it coming.
* BallroomBlitz
* BeautifulAllAlong: Carrie. Justified in the novel; before the prom, she deliberately wore unflattering clothes, because her mother believed that trying to look attractive is sinful.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted when Carrie gets covered in pig blood.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Pretty much the moral of the whole story.
* Big Bad: Chris.
* BillingDisplacement: JohnTravolta, who was then the star of ''WelcomeBackKotter'', got second billing on the posters behind Sissy Spacek, even though Billy was, at best, the ''seventh'' most important character. Home video releases continue this tradition now that Travolta is a Hollywood icon.
* BlondesAreEvil: This trope is likely the reason for Chris's AdaptationDyeJob in the '76 and '02 versions. She is black-haired in the book, but in both of those films she was blonde. The '02 version also has a gang of blonde extras who are frequently seen turning their noses up at Carrie. Averted with Helen in the remake.
** Pointedly averted in the '13 version, where Portia Doubleday (whose IMDb photo shows her as a blonde) dyed her hair brown to play Chris.
* BloodSplatteredInnocents: Guess.
* [[BloodSplatteredWeddingDress Blood Splattered Prom Dress]]
* BloodyHandprint: Carrie leaves one of these on Mrs. Desjardin's shorts during the opening scenes, being under the impression that she is bleeding to death during her first period. (Mama never told her about That Time of the Month, feeling that menstruation is caused by sin.)
* BucketBoobyTrap
* BullyingADragon: [[AlphaBitch Chris]] and the rest of Carrie's {{jerkass}} classmates didn't know what she was capable of until it was far too late. [[MyBelovedSmother Her mother]], on the other hand, did know... and not only [[WhatAnIdiot kept right on treating her in the same old way]], but actually treated her ''worse'', [[TooDumbToLive calling her a witch]]. In the novel, it's mentioned that some of Margaret's female relatives apparently had the same talent, and Margaret knew about it.
** In the book, there is a flashback from Margaret, involving her own grandmother (Carrie's great-grandmother). The woman would display her telekinesis and cackle madly. She'd also gone completely senile at an early age before dying of a heart attack. It's shown that she was a pretty frightening figure for Margaret to grow up with, which is probably why she ended up being a crazy religious fanatic. It's subtle but gives her a very slight WellIntentionedExtremist view.
* BuriedAlive: [[spoiler:Carrie in Sue's nightmare at the end of the original film.]]
* CensorSteam: The television edit put in a ''ton'' of CGI steam to hide all the nudity in the opening five minutes.
* ChristianityIsCatholic: In the original film, most of the religious iconography that shows up in Margaret's house is explicitly Catholic.
* ComingOfAgeStory: Albeit one that goes horribly, horribly wrong.
* {{Confessional}}: Margaret White has one in her house, where she locks Carrie periodically. It is decorated with horrifically vengeful images of God and Jesus.
* ConvictedByPublicOpinion: In the book, Sue and Tommy are blamed by the media for having planned the prank and driven Carrie over the edge, even though they had only played an incidental and fairly unwitting role in such.
* CoolCar: Billy, Chris' boyfriend, drives a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle. [[spoiler: [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome Shame that Carrie blows it up.]]]]
** In the remake, Billy drives a Cool Truck. [[spoiler:It suffers a similar fate -- Carrie slams it against a tree. Roof first.]]
* [[CrucifiedHeroShot Crucified Villain Shot]]: In the movie: [[spoiler:Carrie's mother]], in her final shot, impaled with steak knives in the style of the St. Sebastian figurine in the confessional.
** And like Saint Sebastian, she experiences religious ecstasy during her death. Saint Sebastian, who according to legend was a very handsome young man, is something of an unofficial sex symbol in the Catholic Church (especially among closeted gay men). [[spoiler:The movie uses this to show how Carrie's mother has literally channeled her sex drive into religious devotion -- or in this case, Saint Sebastian]].
* DawsonCasting: Both the 1976 and 2002 versions employ this.
** Averted in the '13 version, with 15-year old ChloeMoretz taking the role.
* DeadlyPrank: It ends up being this for almost the entire high school. In the remake, Tommy is killed when the bucket falls on his head before Carrie's revenge even starts; in the book (and possibly the movie), he's only knocked unconscious, but dies with the rest of the students in the fire.
** It should also be noted that in the book, Carrie not only killed her school but went on a rampage through her town, killing hundreds of people.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Norma and the gym teacher]] in the 1976 film. In both the book and the remake, they lived.
** Tina in the remake. It seemed both films made sure that the girl who helped Chris with the prank would get retribution.
* DeathByMocking: And how.
* {{Delinquents}}: Billy and his friends.
* DesolationShot: Appears in the remake, with its shots of the fire and destruction that Carrie has left in her wake.
* DidYouThinkICantFeel: A variation: instead of Carrie saying this, it's Miss Desjardin/Collins who does so for her as she punishes the class for humiliating Carrie in the shower. Subverted in that the girls don't learn a thing from it -- in fact, it [[NiceJobBreakingItHero makes Chris want to humiliate Carrie even further]].
-->'''Miss Desjardin (Collins):''' Have any of you ever stopped to think that Carrie White has feelings? Have any of you ever stopped to think?
** Carrie finally standing up to Margaret also has elements of this.
* DisappearedDad: Carrie's father died in an accident before she was born.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Yes, some of Carrie's classmates had been treating her unfairly, but her murderous rampage throughout the town is never justified. Instead, it is considered disproportionate.
* DomesticAbuse: How Margaret treats Carrie, and how Billy treats Chris.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Carrie kills her mother at the end, then dies from a combination of overuse of her power and her own injuries]]. Also, the few survivors appear to be traumatized, especially Sue.
* DyingTown: In the book, the town of Chamberlain becomes one of these in the aftermath of Carrie's rampage, well on its way to becoming a GhostTown, as starkly reported in "The Legacy of TK: Scorched Earth and Scorched Hearts," one of the articles that make up the book's epilogue:
--> ''The over-all impression is one of a town that is waiting to die. It is not enough, these days, to say that Chamberlain will never be the same. It may be closer to the truth to say that Chamberlain will simply never again be.''
* TheEndOrIsIt: The final scene, where Sue [[spoiler:is grabbed by Carrie's arm coming out of the ground while laying flowers at the ashes of her house. Thankfully, it turns out to be AllJustADream.]] This shock ending wound up having a major influence on many pioneering {{Slasher Movie}}s, particularly ''Film/FridayThe13th1980''.
** The book has a very quiet TheEndOrIsIt, with Amelia's letter to her sister. Fortunately, she's not a religious nut, and her concerns about Annie's telekinetic powers are mostly health-related.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: [[spoiler:Billy's Chevelle]] explodes soon after rolling over. Justified, though, in that it's heavily implied that Carrie caused the car to blow up.
* EvilMatriarch
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** In the 2002 version, when Billy sees Carrie out on the road and decides to run her over, Chris screams at him to stop. She wanted Carrie humiliated, not being ended up as roadkill. [[AvertedTrope This isn't the case]] in the original, where it was Chris who tried to run Carrie down while Billy just looked on confused, likely drunk.
** During the 2002 version's prom scene, after Carrie is drenched in blood, she -- in her mind -- hears and sees the entire student body and teachers laughing mockingly at her; in reality, the students stood mostly in stunned silence, trying to register what had happened, and most of them likely were disgusted and/or outraged (and probably wanted the instigators punished). The scene cuts back and forth between the actual reaction and what Carrie believes its the reaction.
* FanDisservice: The shower scene in the beginning starts off [[{{Fanservice}} very sexy]], with lingering shots of the entire female cast undressing and showering, but it then culminates in Carrie shrieking while having her period.
* FictionIsntFair
* TheFilmOfTheBook
* FlatEarthAtheist: In the book, mention is made of how the "Carrie White affair" and proof of the existence of psychic powers has affected the scientific community's long-held preconceptions. While most scientists have accepted this new reality, it's mentioned that those at Duke University, among others, continue to reject it as a hoax even after the government's official report on what happened supported their existence.
* FollowTheLeader:
** The most {{egregious}} example is possibly the 1978 film ''Jennifer'', which is basically ''Carrie'' [[AC:[[RecycledINSPACE with]] [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent snakes!]]]]
** And the 1987 film ''Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII'', which is ''Carrie'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet''.
** ''Evilspeak'' is pretty much an '80s male version of Carrie, though set in a military school, powers ''actually'' given from a Satanic source (a computer this time) and, funnily enough, demonic pigs standing in for psychic powers during the rampage.
* FreakOut: Carrie's is one of the most famous ever put to celluloid.
* TheFreelanceShameSquad: A lot of those stupid teenagers at the prom might have lived had they not found Carrie's utter humiliation so hilarious.
** Of course, it's implied in the original movie that they aren't ''actually'' laughing at her and that it's all in Carrie's head.
*** And in the novel, an interview with one of the survivors of the whole thing reveals that it was one of those situations where it was either laugh, cry or go crazy.
* FreudianExcuse: Having Margaret White as a mother can excuse practically everything.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Carrie.
* TheFundamentalist: Carrie's mom is a particularly psycho version of this trope.
* GenkiGirl: Norma in the remake, played to perfection by Meghan Black.
* HeroicRROD: [[spoiler:Carrie]] has one of these in the end after [[spoiler:killing her mother, from a combination of shock, blood loss, and sheer overuse of her power which caused her heart to give out]], although it's not really heroic. Also, it's heavily implied that all telekinetics will eventually succumb to this because telekinesis puts great strain on the heart and lungs.
* HighSchool
* HighSchoolDance
* {{Homage}}:
** The video for "Before He Cheats" by CarrieUnderwood.[[note]]Heh... ''[[StealthPun Carrie]]'' Underwood.[[/note]] In the video, as Underwood walks down a small-town city street, various objects fly in the air, building windows break, lampposts fall and so forth, during a rampage caused by the horror she felt when she saw her boyfriend kissing another woman. (Her boyfriend's truck is also badly damaged, presumably as the result of the Carrie-type rampage.)
** [[Music/CourtneyLove Hole]] has homaged ''Carrie'' twice in their music.
*** The video of "Miss World" has Courtney Love as Carrie learning she was voted prom queen. The end is supposed to be right before the bucket of pig blood is dumped on her head.
*** "She Walks on Me" is a song about an AlphaBitch and the damage she does. "Carrie, Carrie, / please come here. / No, don't you touch me. / Don't you dare!"
* HomoeroticSubtext: [[WordOfGod Betty Buckley has said]] that she played Miss Collins as a lesbian in order to invoke this in her interactions with Carrie.
* HopeSpot: The ''whole story'' is like one giant HopeSpot. You know everyone picks on Carrie, you know she's going to the prom, you know she's got telekinetic powers, and you ''definitely'' are aware that Chris is planning a terrible prank on her. Up until that point you will try to convince yourself that there's a happy ending.
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: It strikes on prom night instead.
* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe
** Hell, Carrie and Tommy dance to a song with the same words as this trope at the prom.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Carrie's next door neighbor remarks what a pretty child she was and her reaction to seeing Carrie's high school photo was "what did that woman [Margaret] ''do'' to her?".
* InTheBlood: One of the book's ScrapbookStory elements consists of clippings from books and scientific papers discussing the genetic and biological origins of telekinesis.
* ItsASmallNetAfterAll: Subverted in the remake. When Carrie does a search for "miracles" so that she could learn about her psychic powers, she has to dig through a bunch of results that have nothing to do with what she's looking for (including a site advertising "miracle underwear"). Still, she's able to find the information she needs without having to go to the second page.
* KarmicDeath: For Carrie's bullies themselves at the end, [[spoiler:especially Billy and Chris.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Carrie's hurting of the kid on the bicycle for attempting to scare her.
* KillEmAll: In the original film, [[spoiler:Sue is the only major character who survives to the end]]. The book and the '02 version has a larger pool of survivors, which includes [[spoiler:Ms. Desjardin and Norma, who died in the original film]].
* KillItWithFire: In all versions of the story, Carrie kills her fellow classmates by locking them in the gym and burning it down. The novel and the remake also have her flooding the gym floor and dropping live wires into it, electrocuting everybody. In the original film, this is also [[spoiler:how Carrie dies]].
* KnifeNut: In Margaret's more psychotic moments, [[spoiler:including the end]], she goes after Carrie with a butcher's knife.
* LovableJock: Tommy.
* LovecraftCountry: Set in Maine, [[CreatorThumbprint obviously]]. The '76 version is the only one that doesn't explicitly place the story there.
* MadeForTVMovie: The 2002 version.
* TheMasochismTango: Chris and Billy, especially in the book.
* MenstrualMenace
* MindOverMatter
* MindRape: In the book, [[spoiler:a dying]] Carrie tries to do this to Sue, angry about the prank that she thought Sue had pulled on her... only to find that Sue meant her no harm, and that she hadn't planned to humiliate her at the prom. Sue even lets Carrie into her mind intentionally to prove this to her. Also, several people who survived Carrie's rampage had her presence and identity essentially stamped into their minds, even though most of them had never met her and many never saw her that night.
* AMinorKidroduction: The original film would have started out like this had the special effects necessary for the scene worked properly. They didn't, and so the scene was scrapped. The remake, thanks to the advance of CGI, was able to include this scene, albeit not at the very beginning.
* MommyIssues: The reason why Carrie is a PersonOfMassDestruction in the first place.
* MuggingTheMonster: Although, they didn't know she was a monster until it was too late.
* MutualKill:
** In the novel: [[spoiler:Margaret stabs Carrie, then Carrie kills Margaret by stopping her heart. Carrie eventually dies from shock, blood loss, and overuse of her power in finishing off her final tormentor, Chris Hargensen.]]
** In the original movie: [[spoiler:Margaret stabs Carrie, Carrie uses Margaret's knives to [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice crucify her]], and then Carrie is finished off by a burning, collapsing house, along with shock, blood loss, and general physical overload.]]
** In the remake, [[spoiler:Margaret drowns Carrie in the bathtub and Carrie gives Margaret a heart attack. Carrie doesn't stay dead for long, though.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The reason Sue asked Tommy to take Carrie to the prom was because she felt sorry for what she did to Carrie in the shower. Also, in the '76 version, Carrie has a moment like this after [[spoiler:killing her mother. (She shows no such remorse in the book or in the '02 version.)]]
* MyNameIsNotDurwood:
-->'''The Principal:''' We're really sorry about this incident, Cassie...\\
'''Carrie:''' IT'S ''CARRIE!''
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:In the remake.]]
* NextSundayAD: The events of the book (which was published in 1974) are said to have occurred in 1979, and most of the in-universe articles that the book uses for exposition were written in the '80s. The films, however, are all set squarely in the year that they were released in.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** Sue. Granted, if she hadn't participated in humiliating Carrie in the shower, Carrie would have still been mistreated, but Sue's actions made her feel guilty enough to send Tommy to ask her to the prom, which is what set into motion everything that followed.
** One could also apply this to Miss Collins, who could possibly have prevented everything if she had taken ten seconds to ''listen'' to Sue before throwing her out of the prom.
* NightmareSequence: At the end of the film, Sue dreams of placing flowers on Carrie's grave. A bloody hand suddenly reaches out and grabs Sue.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Sue just wanted to do something nice for Carrie. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge We all know how that turned out]].
* NoPeriodsPeriod. Subverted.
* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: Margaret crudely tells Carrie how she was produced via rape because Margaret considered ''all'' sex -- even ''within'' marriage -- to be offensive and sinful. She starts screaming with pleasure about how she admits she enjoyed it.
-->''"He took me with that roadhouse whiskey on his breath and I liked it. I liked it!"''
* OffingTheOffspring: Margaret White is convinced her daughter's telekinesis is a sign of demonic possession. Things come to a head after the fateful prom.
* OnlyInFlorida: [[spoiler:From the remake: where else would a girl with PsychicPowers who [[FakingTheDead faked her death]] run and hide in? The one place where such a thing would pass for "normal."]]
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Carrie and Sue.
* TheParody:
** The 1982 Scott Baio film ''Zapped!'', about a high school nerd who gains telekinetic powers after an accident in the science lab. He mainly uses his powers to beat up bullies and [[PowerPerversionPotential strip girls naked]]. It even climaxes with a scene where he goes berserk at a school dance - but there's no death. Just girls stripped naked.
** In the ''{{Airplane}}''-esque slasher movie spoof ''Pandemonium'' (also from '82), the FinalGirl is "Candy", who has telekinetic powers [[spoiler: that allow her to kill the villain]]. Her first scene, in which she defies her overprotective mom, also pokes fun at the famous "dirty pillows" euphemism for breasts.
** ''Scarrie!''. See AffectionateParody above.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Carrie and her prom rampage, especially with her murder of [[spoiler: Chris and her boyfriend, Billy.]]
* PersonAsVerb: At the end of the novel, it's said that "to rip off a Carrie" passed into teen slang, meaning "to commit large-scale mayhem". In RealLife, "pulling a Carrie" or "going Carrie on [something]" became synonymous with someone [[BewareTheNiceOnes going crazy]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds after being humiliated]]. This one's become [[CulturalCrossReference so well-traveled]] that it even [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/kare_kano/v09/c041/4.html appears]] in the ''KareKano'' manga as a visual-only metaphor for someone snapping under the strain of having perfectionist, controlling parents.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Carrie herself.
* PilotMovie: The remake was intended to be this for a show on Creator/{{NBC}}, but it was never picked up due to low ratings.
* PlotHole: [[http://www.horrorking.com/errors.php?errorpage=carrie See here]] for some examples. ''(Warning: Spoilers)''
* PrankDate: Subverted. Carrie thought this was the case when Tommy asked her to the prom. However, he had benign intentions, as did his girlfriend Sue, who arranged for him to take Carrie to the prom instead of her due to her feeling sorry for joining in on Carrie's humiliation in the shower. Chris found out, though, and she wanted to make sure it went very badly. And it did.
* ProductionPosse: BrianDePalma, JohnTravolta, and Nancy Allen reunited five years later for the film ''Blow Out''.
* PsychicPowers
* PsychoStrings: Heard whenever Carrie uses her powers.
* PsychologicalHorror
* RaceLift: Sue, who was white in the original, was black in the remake. Fortunately, they not only resisted the temptation to turn her into a SassyBlackWoman, but they did not even mention her race ''at all'', implying that this was more of an example of colorblind casting than political correctness.
** The actress who played Sue in the remake, Kandyse [=McClure=], would go on to play Vicky, another originally white character, in the ''ChildrenOfTheCorn'' remake.
** The change of the gym teacher's ethnicity from French in the book (Desjardin) to Irish in the movie (Collins).
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* {{Room 101}}: Margaret has a small, cramped closet in her house filled with religious paraphernalia. She locks Carrie in there to pray for hours on end whenever she so much as takes a tiny step out of line. In the '02 version, though, Carrie manages to [[SubvertedTrope make it into a refuge of sorts]] from Margaret's insanity, hiding a stash of fashion and gossip magazines in there. The '76 version also has Carrie hiding there [[spoiler:with Margaret's dead body as her house burns down]].
* RustproofBlood
* ScrapbookStory: The original novel was partly told through a mix of newspaper and magazine articles, scholarly papers, government reports, and excerpts from Sue Snell's memoirs.
* ScreenToStageAdaptation: The musical. As detailed above, it has become a byword for disastrous Broadway flops.
--> ''... and as the lights dim to black, boos ring out from the upper balcony while below, others begin an ovation.'' ... ''Carrie has become an instant legend.''
--> ''As the audience files out, some appear thrilled, others appalled; the word most frequently bandied about is "unbelievable". ... The ad copy, which read [[TemptingFate "There's Never Been a Musical Like Her,"]] has proved oddly prophetic.''
** ''Scarrie!'' the musical parody.
* SettingUpdate: The remakes both update the story to the then-present day, with the '13 version also bringing in social media as one of Chris' weapons.
* TheSeventies: The setting of the book and the original film.
* SeventiesHair
* SexIsEvil: Margaret thinks all sex, even within marriage, is immoral and sinful.
* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: Though Margaret's husband, Ralph shared her beliefs, once he couldn't resist the temptation, and managed to pressure her into having sex (or outright raped her, it's a bit ambiguous); that's how Carrie was conceived. Margaret never got over the fact that she actually enjoyed the act.
* SexlessMarriage: Carrie's parents wanted to have a marriage like that.
* SheCleansUpNicely: When Carrie gets dressed up for the prom, both Tommy and the narrator say she's beautiful. Miss Desjardin gets this as well when she turns up at the prom. Carrie thinks she looks as though she's attending the prom instead of just chaperoning.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Inverted. See IWasQuiteALooker above.
* ShoutOut:
** The original, being directed by noted Creator/AlfredHitchcock fan Brian [=DePalma=], has tons of shout-outs to Hitchcock's movies. The two biggest ones are probably the use of the "shower" music from ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', and the fact that the school is renamed Bates High School.
** The remake has a shout-out to ''ShesAllThat'' where Tommy remarks how similar this is to the plot of that. Bonus points for Carrie outright mentioning ''{{Pygmalion}}'' and ''MyFairLady'', of which ''She's All That'' is a modernisation.
** Norma in the '02 version describes Carrie as "a Plathe", referencing ''TheBellJar''.
* ShowerOfAngst: Goes without saying, both openings have this, as well as the endings.
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: {{Deconstruct|ion}}ed.
* SplitScreen: Used perfectly during the prom scene. This is a staple of BrianDePalma, so it isn't surprising.
* SpoiledSweet: Sue Snell.
* StepfordSmiler: Sue is terrified of becoming this in the novel after high school, though funnily enough, the incident prevents her from becoming one.
* StrollingThroughTheChaos: All of which is being caused, directly or otherwise, by Carrie.
* StuffBlowingUp: Especially in the remake.
* TeensAreMonsters: All the girls in the locker room, but particularly Chris, who is the mastermind behind the pig-blood prank. (Sue however quickly regrets her part in the taunting of Carrie). Billy is a monster as well. And of course, there's Carrie...
* TheEndOrIsIt: The novel ends with a letter written by a Tennessee woman called Amelia Jenks describing the telekinetic powers of her two-year-old daughter Annie, who can make marbles move by themselves. The novel's final words "I bet she'll be a worldbeeter [sic] someday."
* ThereAreNoTherapists / SocialServicesDoesNotExist: Justified. Margaret probably thinks that therapists would lead Carrie down the path to Hell, and she'll be damned if she'll let the "godless" government social workers take away her daughter. In the book, at least, it's established that she regards the government as a den of sin.
* TokenRomance: The 1976 film adds a kiss scene between Tommy and Carrie, implying he has fallen for her. In the original book, this never happened since Tommy was in love with Sue. You then realise that Tommy pretty much cheated on Sue. The book states he only thought of Carrie as a friend.
* TooDumbToLive: Carrie's mother; unlike her JerkAss classmates, she has a pretty good idea of what her daughter's capable of doing if pushed sufficiently...and keeps ''right on pushing.''
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer for the '76 version showed off pretty much the entire climax, including the deaths of nearly every major character, which makes one wonder why anyone bothered to go see the film. It's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJe0iVo8y3A#t=1m47s particularly hilarious]] when they dramatically mention [[spoiler:"JohnTravolta in his first motion picture role" and promptly have his car explode]].
* UnusualEuphemism: They're not breasts, they're "dirtypillows."
* VillainProtagonist: Carrie. She's also a [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II anti-villain]].
* VoteEarlyVoteOften: The manner in which Chris gets Carrie named prom queen.
* WhereIWasBornAndRazed: The original story and the remakes have Carrie destroying her entire town, killing over four hundred people. In the book, it's explicitly stated that, within a few months, what was left of Chamberlain, Maine was a DyingTown, on the way to becoming a GhostTown. The makers of the original film wanted to include this, but they didn't have the budget, and instead settled for destroying just her high school and her house.
* WhosLaughingNow: The prom scene. ''All of it.''
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Carrie could have been the TropeNamer for this. She may go psychotic at the end but she is almost instantly remorseful. And after what she endured, it's amazing she didn't snap sooner.
* YankTheDogsChain
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* Big Bad: Chris.
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*** And in the novel, an interview with one of the survivors of the whole thing reveals that it was one of those situations where it was either laugh, cry or go crazy.
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* KillEmAll: In the original film, [[spoiler:Sue is the only major character who survives to the end]]. The '02 version has a larger pool of survivors, which includes [[spoiler:Ms. Desjardin and Norma, who died in the original film]].

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* KillEmAll: In the original film, [[spoiler:Sue is the only major character who survives to the end]]. The book and the '02 version has a larger pool of survivors, which includes [[spoiler:Ms. Desjardin and Norma, who died in the original film]].
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* BeautifulAllAlongBeautifulAllAlong: Carrie. Justified in the novel; before the prom, she deliberately wore unflattering clothes, because her mother believed that trying to look attractive is sinful.
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* NoPeriodsPeriod. Subverted.
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* TooDumbToLive: Carrie's mother; unlike her JerkAss classmates, she has a pretty good idea of what her daughter's capable of doing if pushed sufficiently...and keeps ''right on pushing.''
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* EnforcedMethodActing: Several cases.
** Sue Snell's mother was played by Amy Irving's [[RealLifeRelative real life mother]], Priscilla Pointer, which caused some real-life emotions to spill into the scene where she comforts Sue following her nightmare at the end of the film. If you listen carefully, she even slips up and calls Amy by her real name at one point.
** During filming of the scene where Miss Collins is chewing out the girls in gym, Brian [=DePalma=] was standing behind Amy Irving just off screen and whispering horrible cruel and hurtful things into her ears in order to make Sue's look of misery and guilt on camera look genuine.
** In the prom attack scene, they used an actual fire hose on P. J. Soles (who played Norma). Her screaming and collapsing onto a table and then passing out was real. She ruptured her ear drum doing that sequence, lost consciousness, and was deaf in that ear for six months after filming.
** In the 2013 version, ChloeMoretz [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFNCVS2YbCU&feature=player_embedded insisted]][[note]]At about 5:25[[/note]] that she not be told when the pig blood would be dumped on her head, so that she'd be just as surprised by it as Carrie would be.
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* Another remake is in production, with a planned October 18, 2013 release date (moved back from March 15 [[TooSoon in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre). It is written by playwright, MarvelComics scribe and ''Series/{{Glee}}'' writer/co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and is directed by Kimberly Peirce (of ''BoysDontCry'' fame) and stars ChloeMoretz, JulianneMoore and JudyGreer. Like the last remake, it is being described as less of a remake of the original film and more of an adaptation of the King book, with the use of [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3136761/carrie-might-have-found-footage-elements-plus-some-words-from-chloe-moretz-on-the-project/ found-footage elements and interviews]] to convey the book's ScrapbookStory. It is also hinted to contain a stronger emphasis on the culture and effects of school bullying, a more visible topic in the 2000s than it was in 1976. The reaction so far has been [[LoveItOrHateIt divisive]] -- Creator/StephenKing [[http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/advice-to-those-remaking-carrie-theyre-all-gonna-laugh-at-you has questioned whether it is necessary]], though Sissy Spacek and Brian De Palma [[http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=89904 don't seem]] [[http://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/news/how-does-brian-de-palma-feel-about-a-new-carrie to mind]]. The teaser is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLLsrZwJrBk here.]]

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* Another remake is in production, with a planned October 18, 2013 release date (moved back from March 15 [[TooSoon in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre).massacre]]). It is written by playwright, MarvelComics scribe and ''Series/{{Glee}}'' writer/co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and is directed by Kimberly Peirce (of ''BoysDontCry'' fame) and stars ChloeMoretz, JulianneMoore and JudyGreer. Like the last remake, it is being described as less of a remake of the original film and more of an adaptation of the King book, with the use of [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3136761/carrie-might-have-found-footage-elements-plus-some-words-from-chloe-moretz-on-the-project/ found-footage elements and interviews]] to convey the book's ScrapbookStory. It is also hinted to contain a stronger emphasis on the culture and effects of school bullying, a more visible topic in the 2000s than it was in 1976. The reaction so far has been [[LoveItOrHateIt divisive]] -- Creator/StephenKing [[http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/advice-to-those-remaking-carrie-theyre-all-gonna-laugh-at-you has questioned whether it is necessary]], though Sissy Spacek and Brian De Palma [[http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=89904 don't seem]] [[http://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/news/how-does-brian-de-palma-feel-about-a-new-carrie to mind]]. The teaser is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLLsrZwJrBk here.]]
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* Another remake is in production, with a planned October 18, 2013 release date (moved back from March 15). It is written by playwright, MarvelComics scribe and ''Series/{{Glee}}'' writer/co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and is directed by Kimberly Peirce (of ''BoysDontCry'' fame) and stars ChloeMoretz, JulianneMoore and JudyGreer. Like the last remake, it is being described as less of a remake of the original film and more of an adaptation of the King book, with the use of [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3136761/carrie-might-have-found-footage-elements-plus-some-words-from-chloe-moretz-on-the-project/ found-footage elements and interviews]] to convey the book's ScrapbookStory. It is also hinted to contain a stronger emphasis on the culture and effects of school bullying, a more visible topic in the 2000s than it was in 1976. The reaction so far has been [[LoveItOrHateIt divisive]] -- Creator/StephenKing [[http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/advice-to-those-remaking-carrie-theyre-all-gonna-laugh-at-you has questioned whether it is necessary]], though Sissy Spacek and Brian De Palma [[http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=89904 don't seem]] [[http://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/news/how-does-brian-de-palma-feel-about-a-new-carrie to mind]]. The teaser is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLLsrZwJrBk here.]]

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* Another remake is in production, with a planned October 18, 2013 release date (moved back from March 15).15 [[TooSoon in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre). It is written by playwright, MarvelComics scribe and ''Series/{{Glee}}'' writer/co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and is directed by Kimberly Peirce (of ''BoysDontCry'' fame) and stars ChloeMoretz, JulianneMoore and JudyGreer. Like the last remake, it is being described as less of a remake of the original film and more of an adaptation of the King book, with the use of [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3136761/carrie-might-have-found-footage-elements-plus-some-words-from-chloe-moretz-on-the-project/ found-footage elements and interviews]] to convey the book's ScrapbookStory. It is also hinted to contain a stronger emphasis on the culture and effects of school bullying, a more visible topic in the 2000s than it was in 1976. The reaction so far has been [[LoveItOrHateIt divisive]] -- Creator/StephenKing [[http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/advice-to-those-remaking-carrie-theyre-all-gonna-laugh-at-you has questioned whether it is necessary]], though Sissy Spacek and Brian De Palma [[http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=89904 don't seem]] [[http://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/news/how-does-brian-de-palma-feel-about-a-new-carrie to mind]]. The teaser is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLLsrZwJrBk here.]]
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