The Rage: Carrie 2 is a 1999 horror film that serves as a direct sequel to 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 Jerk Jock has sex with her in order to score points in a "game" he's playing with the rest of the team (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. It does notend well.This film was part of the post-Scream (1996) wave of hip, post-modern teen horror films, and was originally planned as a standalone film titled The Curse. Some fans of the original film regard it as a stain on its legacy, although others feel that it's So Bad, It's Good, 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:
Abusive Parents: While not as bad as 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 get $300 per month from the foster care system.
Alpha Bitch: Most of the female characters, save Rachel and Lisa — and the latter's death opens the film.
Dolled-Up Installment: 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 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.
Gender Flip: 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, opposite-sexed cohort who goes along with the plan. Eric, meanwhile, is like Norma as the villain's comparatively likable, yet still evil, best friend.
Groin Attack: Seconds after the Eye Scream moment described above, a blinded and dying Monica fires her spear gun into a guy's crotch, ripping his balls off.
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.
Zen Survivor: 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, and gets killed for her effort.