Directed by: Brian De Palma
Starring: Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Piper Laurie (Mother), Amy Irving (Sue), William Katt (Tommy), Betty Buckley (Miss Collins), John Travolta (Billy), Nancy Allen (Chris)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Movies
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Genres: Teenagers, Mass Killings-Rage Against, Domestic Abuse, Religious themes, Sci-Fi
Plot – Spoilers:
A 16-year-old highschooler Carrie’s domineering mother holds extreme views on religion and social-life which she suffocates her daughter with.
When Carrie experiences her first period in the gym shower, she’s confused and terrified, a feeling accentuated by the bullies around who anyway find her weird and creepy. At home, mother offers no respite and is instead convinced Carrie’s purity up until then was what kept the sinful menstruation at bay.
Meanwhile, years of repression seem to have kindled in Carrie, certain telekinetic powers. At school, a sympathetic classmate asks her boyfriend to take Carrie to the prom. To Carrie, just this acknowledgement of her as a girl on the cusp of womanhood by her peers, awakens her sexuality and also heightens her powers. With potentially disastrous consequences for anyone that crosses her.