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1h 34min
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Synopsis:
At the centre of the terror is Carrie (Sissy Spacek), a tortured high-school misfit with no confidence, no friends... and no idea about the extent of her 'secret powers' of telekinesis. But when her psychotic mother and sadistic classmates finally go too far. the once-shy teen becomes an unrestrained, vengeance-seeking powerhouse who, with the help of her 'special gift', causes all hell to break loose in a famed cinematic frenzy of blood, fire and brimstone that will take you to the very depths of horror - and beyond!
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Paul Monash, Brian De Palma
Voiced By:
Katie Irving
Writers:
Stephen King, Lawrence D. Cohen
Studio:
MGM
Genres:
Classics, Horror, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/10/2001
Run Time:
94 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Croatian, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovenian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Visualising Carrie: From words to images (Making of)
  • Acting Carrie (Making of)
  • Singing Carrie (Featurette)
  • Stephen King and the evolution of Carrie
  • Animated photo gallery
  • Original theatrical trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/10/2013
Run Time:
94 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Acting Carrie Featurette
  • Visualizing Carrie: From Words to Images
  • Singing Carrie: Carrie, the Musical
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Carrie (2013) Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (3) of Carrie

Teen-scream cult classic with (literally) buckets of blood. Great stuff! - Carrie review by RP

Spoiler Alert
29/10/2013

Teen-scream cult classic, high school holocaust, mildly satirical horror - however you view this film, it's clear that it has stood the test of time remarkably well. It's coming up to 40 years old, it's still excellent and still rated as 18 material, although it's not very gruesome by today's standards.

Based on Stephen King's first novel, directed by Brian De Palma (who went on to make 'Dressed To Kill', 'Scarface', 'The Untouchables' etc) and starring the beautifully weird looking Sissy Spacek in the title role with Piper Laurie as her fanatically religious mother and with a small part for the young(ish) John Travolta. [Aside: the 'teenagers' do seem to be played by actors in their 20s]

Carrie is shy and awkward, isolated and brow-beaten by her mother, and bullied at school. She is terrified when her first period starts in the school showers after a game of volleyball, and begins to develop telekinetic powers. Her classmates are punished for bullying her, but they plot public humiliation for Carrie at the Prom with (literally) buckets of blood. Carrie's telekinetic powers come to her rescue and are used against the prom crowd, the school and her mother. Suffice to say there are few survivors...

Silly stuff, yes - but it's well scripted and acted, with Sissy Spacek perfect for the role and Piper Laurie giving a superbly over the top performance. Great stuff - if you've not seen it before, watch it. If you have seen it, watch it again. 5/5 stars.

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Hasn't aged well. - Carrie review by MN

Spoiler Alert
28/11/2017

I remembered loving this film as a teen so decided to revisit some 15 years later and was surprised to find it to be quite poor. Sissy Spacek does quite well but almost all the other performances are ridiculously OTT, and none more so than Piper Laurie's religious fanatic mother who could have been dialled down by at least 50 percent. Brian De Palma's direction gives the film the feel of a 70s soft porn flick. A classic final scene of course but otherwise very silly and disappointing!

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Horror Classic - Carrie review by GI

Spoiler Alert
12/01/2022

One of the great and iconic horror movies and still a great film experience, which, if you've never seen this before, makes it a film to definitely make sure you see. Adapted from the first novel of Stephen King this is a horror story that doesn't fit easily into any of the usual sub-genres. There are narrative connections with The Exorcist (1973) and The Omen (1976) but Carrie isn't a demonic possession story nor a devil worship story. The elements of extreme religious belief are there and some may read the film as one involving demonic power. However the themes here are more involved and complicated. Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) is a High School student, she's shy, introverted and a social outcast mainly due to the sheltered life she lives under the domination of her deranged mother, a religious zealot. Unprepared when she has her first period while at school she is ruthlessly bullied by the other girls led by Chris (Nancy Allen) and Sue (Amy Irving). Sue feels remorse and arranges for her boyfriend, Tommy (William Katt) to take Carrie to the school prom but nasty Chris devises a prank to pull on Carrie to humiliate her further. Unfortunately for them Carrie has a unique gift that they are unprepared for. In many ways this is a coming-of-age story linked with a narrative around feminine empowerment. The horror elements are left unexplained but that matters not because the shocks are enough in their own right. Director Brian De Palma carefully lulls the audience before unleashing the full effects of what Carrie can do and the film has some very famous scenes. This is a key film of the 1970s and today it retains the power to be unsettling and full of dread. This is also John Travolta's first major screen role. This is a great film, if you haven't seen this then give it a go, you maybe surprised. There is a remake but, in my opinion, this original is the better film

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