[[caption-width-right:350:The lessons of [[Film/{{Carrie 1976}} '76]] have been [[HistoryRepeats forgotten...]]]]

''The Rage: Carrie 2'' is a 1999 {{horror}} film that serves as a direct sequel to ''Film/{{Carrie 1976}}'', starring Emily Bergl, Jason London and Mena Suvari.

A teen outcast named Rachel Lang sees her best friend Lisa kill herself after a JerkJock has sex with her in order to score points in a "game" he's playing with the rest of the team ([[RippedFromTheHeadlines based on a real event]], unfortunately). Rachel seeks revenge against the football players that caused her friend's suicide, and along the way, learns that she possesses psychic powers. She develops a crush on Jesse, one of the smarter football players, and the two enter a relationship, much to the ire of Jesse's teammates, who start plotting against Rachel. Meanwhile, the school's guidance counsellor, Sue Snell (a survivor from the original film), finds out about Rachel's powers, and steps in to help her, fearing a repeat of what had happened before. The entire situation comes to a head at the after-party for a football game, where a tape is played of Rachel and Jesse having sex. [[BerserkButton It does not]] [[KillEmAll end well]].

This film was part of the post-''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' wave of hip, [[{{Postmodernism}} post-modern]] teen horror films, and was [[DolledUpInstallment originally planned as a standalone film]] titled ''The Curse''. Some fans of the original film regard it as [[{{Sequelitis}} a stain on its legacy]], although others feel that it's SoBadItsGood, and still others feel that it's a worthy film in its own right. You make up your own mind.

!!This film has examples of the following tropes:

* AbusiveParents: While not as bad as [[HolierThanThou Margaret White]], Rachel's foster parents are very neglectful, and the father has no problem hitting her. In an early scene, it's strongly implied that the only reason they raise her is to [[MoneyDearBoy get $300 per month]] from the foster care system.
* AlphaBitch: Most of the female characters, save Rachel and Lisa -- and the latter's death opens the film.
* ArtifactTitle: Guess who actually isn't in this movie outside of flashbacks.
* AssholeVictims: Just about all the teens Rachel targets.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Eric, who is the reason Lisa commits suicide.
* CreatorCameo: Director Katt Shea shows up as the deputy DA in the scene where Eric and his father are looking to challenge the statutory rape charges Eric is facing.
* ConverseWithTheUnconscious: After they have sex, Jesse tells a sleeping Rachel that he loves her. [[spoiler: Those three words save his life.]]
* CureYourGays: Mike claims that Jesse scored a "conversion" by sleeping with Rachel, who had previously blown Mike off by claiming she was a lesbian. And he says it [[TooDumbToLive directly to Rachel's face]].
* DolledUpInstallment: The film was originally written as ''The Curse'', a movie that had no connection to ''Carrie'' in any form. It was retitled and rewritten presumably because somebody pointed out [[FollowTheLeader the obvious similarities]] and decided that calling it a sequel would not only allow it to cash in on the success of the original, but would help it avoid accusations of {{plagiarism}}.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Sue gets killed]] the moment she arrives at the party.
* EyeScream: Rachel uses her powers to smash Monica's glasses and shove the broken glass into her eyes.
* FallingChandelierOfDoom
* FinalBoy: Jesse is the last person left alive to face Rachel. [[spoiler:She saves him when she realizes that he truly did love her and had no part in the prank played on her.]]
* FollowTheLeader: The film followed in the wake of ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' and other teen horror films.
* TheFundamentalist: Rachel's original mother, who loses custody of her daughter and gets sent to an [[BedlamHouse insane asylum]] in the first five minutes. This may be a {{deconstruction}} of Margaret White from the original, as social services would never let a woman as [[AxCrazy violently insane]] as her raise a child by herself.
* GenderFlip:
** Mark, Tracy, and Eric are a gender-flipped version of the original film's high school villains, Chris, Billy, and Norma. Like Chris, Mark is the ringleader of the plan to humiliate the protagonist and has a personal grudge against her, while Tracy, like Billy, is the villain's equally nasty lover who goes along with the plan. Eric, meanwhile, is like Norma as the villain's [[MinionWithAnFInEvil comparatively likable, yet still evil, best friend]].
** Jesse also counts as a gender-flipped version of Sue, the popular kid who sympathizes with the put-upon heroine and [[TheAtoner tries to make amends for past jerkass behavior]].
* {{Gorn}}: Compared to Carrie's rampage in the original, Rachel's killing spree is a bloodbath. Highlights include a dual impalement on a fire poker, [=CDs=] tossed like throwing stars, and a GroinAttack with a harpoon gun.
* {{Goth}}: Rachel and Lisa.
* GroinAttack: Seconds after the EyeScream moment described above, a blinded and dying Monica fires her spear gun into Eric's crotch, ripping his balls off and sending them into the pool.
* HighSchool
* ImportantHaircut: Before the big game, the football team all shave their heads in an act of machismo. Jesse refuses to take part in it, symbolizing the divide between him and his teammates.
* JerkJock: With the exception of Jesse, the entire football team is a straight example, rating girls according to how hot they are and scoring points with each other for having sex with them.
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:Rachel dies after getting trapped in the burning mansion.]]
* LongLostSibling: [[spoiler:Rachel turns out to be Carrie's half-sister, the two of them having both been fathered by Ralph White.]]
* LovableJock: Jesse rejects his teammates' boorish behavior, and develops genuine feelings for Rachel.
* MarkedChange: After Rachel goes berserk, her tattoo of a thorny rose starts spreading itself all over her body, causing her to look as though she is covered in vines.
* {{Meganekko}}: Monica is a subversion -- while she's got the "good-looking in glasses" part down pat, [[AlphaBitch she doesn't seem to care about the "pleasant" part.]]
* PassThePopcorn: A group of stoners sits outside the party in their truck, watching as Rachel burns the place down. One of them comments, "Dude, we're missing [[IncrediblyLamePun one killer party]]."
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Rachel.
* PsychicPowers
* {{Retcon}}: In the original book, Ralph White died in a construction accident in 1963 and Carrie's powers came from her mother's side of the family.
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Sadly enough, the JerkJock villains were based on an actual incident -- specifically, that of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spur_Posse Spur Posse]], a group of athletes at a California high school (so named because their leader was a fan of a player on the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation San Antonio Spurs]]) who used a point system to keep track of and compare their sexual conquests. Unlike this film's group of {{Asshole Victim}}s, the Spur Posse not only wound up [[KarmaHoudini being let off on charges of statutory rape]], but [[FifteenMinutesOfFame made the tabloid "trash TV" circuit afterwards]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* RoleReprisal: Amy Irving reprises her role as Sue from the first film over 20 years after its release.
* ShoutOut:
** Mark imitates Ghostface's voice from ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' when he prank-calls Rachel.
** At the end of the film, Jesse is attending "[[Creator/StephenKing Kings]] University".
** As noted on under ThemeNaming, there are characters named [[Series/{{Friends}} Rachel, Monica, and Bing]].
* SequelTheOriginalTitle
* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: Averted. Not only do they put Rachel in foster care the moment they find out how her mother is abusing her, they send her mother to a mental hospital as well.
* SorryImGay:
-->'''Eric:''' How about I swing by when you get off work, I'll take you out for a little cruise? Come on, I don't bite. Unless you want me to.\\
'''Rachel:''' I don't think so.\\
'''Eric:''' Why not?\\
'''Rachel:''' 'Cause I'm a dyke.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:Sue Snell.]]
* ThemeNaming: Rachel, Monica, and Bing all share their names with characters from ''Series/{{Friends}}''.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Subverted. The therapist is one of the main characters, and a survivor from Carrie's rampage in the original. [[spoiler:She doesn't survive the sequel, though.]]
* WildTeenParty: The climax, replacing the prom from the original.
* XMeetsY: Carrie meets every late 90's teen movie ever made.
* ZenSurvivor: Sue, who is now a school psychiatrist. When she learns about Rachel's powers, she immediately steps in to try to help her, hoping to prevent her from going nuclear like Carrie did. She fails, [[spoiler:and gets killed for her effort.]]