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Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt View All


Brian De Palma (Director), Lawrence D. Cohen (Screenplay) View All

Release: Nov. 3rd, 1976
Runtime: 1 hour, 38 minutes
Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.
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It's a well-told story, it succeeds in doing what it intends to, despite appearing to feel slightly unsure of itself at certain times, but I don't feel it breaks into the upper echelons of film simply by feeling at times like a dark comedy, rather than the serious horror film it was surely intended to be.
She decides to pull an extremely mean prank (together with her boyfriend, played by John Travolta) to pay Carrie back at prom night, but what she doesn't know is that Carrie has telekinesis and is not afraid to use it...