Carrie (1976 movie)

1976 film directed by Brian De Palma

Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror movie. It was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Lawrence D. Cohen. It is based on a novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film stars Sissy Spacek as 17-18 year old Carrie White. She is shy and is victimized by her controlling religious fundamentalist mother, played by Piper Laurie, as well as by several of her high school classmates who bully her. However, she has telekinetic powers which she uses to take revenge on the people who deliberately cause her suffering. Nancy Allen, Amy Irving, William Katt and John Travolta play some of her classmates. Carrie was emotionally and verbally abused by some girls who are her classmates.

It was followed by a 1999 sequel, The Rage: Carrie 2. It was remade in 2002 and 2013.

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