Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt
Brian De Palma (Director), Lawrence D. Cohen (Screenplay)
Released: Nov. 3rd, 1976
Runtime: 1 hour, 38 minutes
Carrie may be ostracized, but the shy teen has the ability to move objects with her mind. So when the high school "in crowd" torments her with a sick joke at the prom, she lashes out with devastating -- and deadly -- power.
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...