[[caption-width-right:300:The lessons of [[Film/{{Carrie 1976}} '76]] have been [[HistoryRepeats forgotten...]]]]

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

Teen outcast 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, school guidance counselor 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 happened with Carrie. Everything comes to a head at the after-party for a football game, where the jocks play a tape of Rachel and Jesse having sex.

Needless to say, [[BerserkButton that party does]] [[KillEmAll not end well]].

''The Rage'' was part of the post-''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' wave of hip, [[{{Postmodernism}} post-modern]] teen horror films, and it was [[DolledUpInstallment originally planned as a standalone film]] titled ''The Curse''. Fans of ''Carrie'' remain split on their opinion of the film: some it as [[{{Sequelitis}} a stain on the original film's legacy]], although others think of it as SoBadItsGood, and still others think it's a worthy film in its own right.


!! The lessons of '76 may be forgotten, but these tropes aren't:

* 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 the $300 per month paid to them by the foster care system]].
* AlphaBitch: Most of the female characters fall under this trope, except Rachel and Lisa -- and the latter's death opens the film.
* ArtifactTitle: Hey, guess who actually isn't in this movie outside of flashbacks! [[JustifiedTrope Then again, she DID die at the end of the original film]].
* AssholeVictims: Just about all the teens Rachel targets pretty much deserve what they get.
* BullyingADragon: This film shows why you should ''really'' lay off the schoolyard bullying.
* ConverseWithTheUnconscious: After they have sex, Jesse tells a sleeping Rachel that he loves her. [[spoiler:Those three words save his life.]]
* CorruptPolitician: The D.A. agrees to cover up the facts about Lisa's suicide, because the football players all come from very influential families and he thinks they could hurt him in the upcoming election.
* 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.
* CureYourGays: Mark claims that Jesse scored a "conversion" by sleeping with Rachel, who had previously blown Mark off by claiming she was a lesbian. And he says it [[TooDumbToLive directly to Rachel's face]].
* DeathSeeker: It's hinted that Rachel may be this. After Lisa's suicide, she has a dream where she's the one who kills herself, and after being abandoned by her mother at the end, she loses all hope and tearfully prays for her own death.
* DissonantSerenity: The first warning that Lisa's about to kill herself is how oddly happy she's acting, which Rachel doesn't realize until too late. She's also eerily composed in the moments right before she jumps.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The HateSink {{Jerk Jock}}s (save for [[TokenGoodTeammate Jesse]], of course) all shave their heads prior to the climax. [[UsefulNotes/{{Skinheads}} Hmmm...]]
* 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 let it cash in on the success of the original (and help avoid accusations of UsefulNotes/{{plagiarism}}).
* DrivenToSuicide: Lisa kills herself at school after Eric dumps her.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Sue dies]] 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: A girl ends up dying this way by being cut by/crushed underneath it.
* 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 is one of these, and she loses custody of her daughter and gets sent to an [[BedlamHouse insane asylum]] in the first five minutes. She is possibly a {{deconstruction}} of Margaret White from the original, as Social Services would never let a woman so [[AxCrazy violently insane]] 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). Mark is the ringleader of the plan to humiliate the protagonist and has a personal grudge against her (Chris), Tracy is Mark's equally nasty lover who goes along with the plan (Billy), and Eric is Mark's [[MinionWithAnFInEvil comparatively likable, yet still evil, best friend]] (Norma).
** 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 complete 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.
* GothGirlsKnowMagic: A particularly notable example of this, given that, in [[Film/{{Carrie 1976}} the original 1976 film]] (and in [[Literature/{{Carrie}} the book it was based on]]), not only was Carrie White not a goth in the slightest, but her ultra-religious upbringing meant that she wore extremely modest, earth-colored clothes, with some of her tormentors (particularly the {{Greaser Delinquent|s}} Billy and his friends) wearing far more black than she did. Twenty years later, however, goths had become ''the'' stereotypical teen outcast (and associated with witchcraft and PsychicPowers, to boot), and so the new protagonist Rachel Lang was made a sexy goth chick.
* 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: Just like the last film, the main character and most of the supporting cast are all high school students.
* 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.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: After Lisa's suicide, Eric at first seems appropriately remorseful for what happened, but it's only because he's afraid of facing the consequences for it. After he's let off the hook, his true colors come out, and he goes so far as to make fun of her to Rachel's face.
* JustHereForGodzilla: Much like with the original Carrie movie, a lot of people only watch for the psychic massacre climax.
* 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: They're what make her a PersonOfMassDestruction.
* {{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: 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]]). The Posse used a points system to keep track of and compare their sexual conquests amongst the group. Unlike this film's group of {{Asshole Victim}}s, the Spur Posse were [[KarmaHoudini let off on charges of statutory rape]] and later [[FifteenMinutesOfFame had a run on the tabloid "trash TV" circuit afterwards]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Rachel in the end, following in the footsteps of her half-sister.
* RoleReprisal: Amy Irving reprises her role as Sue Snell from the first film.
* 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: "The Rage" and then "Carrie," with a "2" thrown in for good measure.
* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: Averted. Not only does Social Services 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's attempts to bribe Rachel in order to get his hands on the pictures of him and Lisa, first with money and then with sex, don't go so well.
-->'''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.
* SpeakIllOfTheDead: Tracy dismisses Lisa's suicide, saying she "wasn't anybody", and at the party, Eric and the other jocks mock her death to Rachel's face.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:Sue Snell, a survivor from the original film, dies during this film's climax.]]
* ThemeNaming: Rachel, Monica, and Bing all share their names with characters from ''Series/{{Friends}}''.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Subverted. Sue Snell is one of the main characters and a survivor from Carrie's rampage in the original. [[spoiler:She doesn't survive the sequel, though.]]
* WasItAllALie: Rachel to Jesse after finding out about The Game.
--> ''Is that all I was to you, Jesse? Thirty points?''
* WildTeenParty: This replaces the prom from the original film as the location for the finalé.
* ZenSurvivor: Sue Snell, one of the few survivors of Carrie White's hellacious rampage, works as a school counselor. When she learns about Rachel's powers, she immediately steps in to try to help Rachel so she doesn't cause a similar catastrophe. [[spoiler:She fails -- and dies during Rachel's bloody rampage, to boot.]]