As many who have seen the film have pointed out, she's not quoting from the Bible. So instead, she might be part of some Path of Inspiration or Religion of Evil with its own unique doctrine and teachings. Possibly an In Name Only splinter-sect of Christianity.
- And they have their own literature, like the books & pamphlets Margaret was carrying around and bonking Carrie on the head with.
- Margaret is just plain ol' crazy, and is using religion as an outlet for her insanity, including making the Bible say things she wants it to say and abusing Carrie "for her own good."
- The book seems to indicate this, with a passage talking about how the Whites denounced their local church and left it, preferring instead to hold their own private religious services at home.
Chris somehow survived after Carrie threw the truck she was in against a tree. Afterward, she changed her name to Claire Littleton and moved to Australia. Carrie found out that her old nemesis was still alive, and followed her down under to kill her. When Chris/Claire got on the flight to Los Angeles, Carrie stowed away in the cargo area and tried to wait until the plane was out over the open ocean so that she could get her revenge. Unfortunately, the EMP from Desmond's missing of the button caused Carrie's powers to go berserk, bringing the plane down early and in the South Pacific, which is filled with desert islands that a plane can (semi-)safely land on.
The reason there were survivors at all, then, would be that Carrie, as the plane was going down, instinctively used her telekinesis to buffer the crash-landing. She never shows up on the island because she was in the cargo area, and, still reeling from the misfire of her powers, was crushed by the plane.
While there, she hears about a school in Westchester run by a man with a history of helping people like her.
It's established that Ralph White, Carrie's father, can't keep it in his pants, as evidenced when he cheated on Margaret and produced Rachel Lang. Sometime after this, Ralph moved down from Maine to Silent Hill, West Virginia, where he continued his philandering ways and fathered another child, Alessa, with Dahlia Gillespie. His whereabouts afterwards are unknown, and don't matter.
Like Carrie and Rachel before her, Alessa also began to manifest psychic powers. This attracted the attention of the town's cult, which felt her to be a witch, and they tried to "purify" her. Alessa survived, but horribly burned and locked away in the hospital. Without use of her body, her powers strengthened as she relied more and more on those, like a blind man who comes to rely on his hearing. Worse, her abuse at the hands of the cult turned her into a monster of hatred and rage, and she channeled her power into exacting revenge, mind raping the townsfolk and creating the horrific Otherworld. Around this point, Sharon split off from Alessa as the last remnant of her innocence and purity.
Hey, it explains why Alessa/Sharon and young Carrie both look like Jodelle Ferland.
- Amusingly enough, in the original Silent Hill game, Alessa was deliberately based on Carrie.
- Somewhat Jossed, in the novel it mentions that Margaret chased away "The Man in Black" (one of Flagg's nicknames).
- Highly unlikely, as Firestarter was published in 1980, and there's nothing to indicate that it's set 20 Minutes into the Future. The events of Carrie take place in 1979 (20 Minutes into the Future from the novel's publication date of 1974). Andy and Vicky participated in the Lot Six experiments during their college years (in the late 1960s), and Charlie would have been born in 1971 or 1972. So there's no way The Shop could have gotten hold of Carrie's body, then gone back a decade to synthesize Lot Six from it.
- Though if Carrie and Firestarter occur in the same universe, it's perfectly reasonable to presume that the Shop might try to use Carrie's remains in order to create their own "telekinetic soldier", not to mention search for other girls like Carrie. It might have been one of their main projects by the time Charlie blew up their headquarters in 1982.
- Or, there's the possibility that Carrie's father may have been a test subject for Lot Six prior to Andy and Vicky being tested (as the doctor mentions that Lot Six was originally a sedative prior to the discovery of its creation of superpowers). This could mean that after he was tested years ago and got married, Carrie came to be. During the time in which Carrie was being raised, The Shop continued to experiment with Lot Six. After the events of Carrie, The Shop discovered that Carrie's father was a test subject and that a test subject's child may be able to have a unique set of powers that differs from their parent(s), and this leads to The Shop trying to kidnap and test Charlie's abilities, unaware of her pyrokinetic abilities until they test her at the Shop's HQ.
- the Avatar.
- a Psyker.
- a Sith.
- related to Matilda
- A NEXT. If only she was chosen to appear Hero TV, she'd have gotten her chance to fit in and - more than that - actually be looked up to as someone cool. She probably would have gotten along with Origami Cyclone because of similar insecurities.
- An Obrimos mage, precociously talented in Forces. However, the years of torment she suffered at the hands of her schoolmates and mother drove her into becoming a Scelestus, going on a killing spree, and sending her mother to "the darkness and whatever God lives there"; the implication being that Carrie sacrificed her mother to the Abyss. Carrie is an example of a "sympathetic" Scelestus who was driven into Abyssal servitude by suffering.
- an Obscurial.
- A Biotic.
- When the sequel to the 2013 remake comes out (let's not kid ourselves that there isn't one planned), we'll learn that Sue's child was indeed a girl, just as Carrie predicted, and that Sue named her "Carrie" as a Due To The (Presumed) Dead.
- At the end of Kick-Ass 2 Mindy Macready leaves New York City on her motorcycle. Her travels eventually take her to Chamberlain, Maine, where she arrives just after Carrie's rampage. Hence her confusion as to why everyone who sees her runs for the hills, as they surely can't know that she's Hit-Girl...
- Carrie's mom has the ability to see into the future
- In the book, Carrie's mother knows what's going to happen. She mentions seeing "blood." She even mentions that she knew that Carrie's dress would be red.
- Carrie's mother could have interpreted her psychic vision of Carrie destroying things and starting fires as hell.
- Carrie's mom was only trying to protect Carrie from this horrible fate.
- Alternatively: Margaret's visions were the cause of her insanity because she would constantly see the horrible events of Prom Night happen in her mind, but she couldn't tell anyone.
- It was her pituitary gland along with other parts of her brain that was extracted and injected into Andy ergo technically making Carrie responsible for creating Charlie. The 2013 film showed she had minor Pyrokinetic abilities which she used to melt the lock shut when she stuffed Margaret into the praying closet.
- The experiments take place at least a decade before Carrie dies, so unless you want to write a fan-fic about Lot Six's time machine, it's unlikely.
- Then where are her horns? In a detail-laden story like King's, you'd expect those to come up at least once.
- Other than Amelia Jenks, who seems quite normal and who only worries about her daughter's TK because she knows it means the child takes after her own grandmother and she fears Annie will have "heart spells" as grandma did.
- I always thought that was what the book implied when Tommy couldn't stop thinking about a girl he barely knew.
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- I just parsed that as he's a teenage boy with the usual hormone surges of such, his girlfriend isn't around, and he does think at one point how beautiful Carrie looks that night. Men older and more experienced than he is might well be having trouble thinking with the correct head in that situation.