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Running time
97 min.
United States United States
Lawrence D. Cohen, Paul Monash (Novel: Stephen King)
Pino Donaggio
Mario Tosi
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United Artists
Horror. Drama | Psychological Drama. Teen/coming-of-age. Schools & University. Bullying. Supernatural. Revenge. Cult Movie
Movie Groups
Stephen King Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
Carrie White, the teenage daughter of a religious fanatic, has her first menstrual period in the school locker-room shower and is so sexually ignorant that she thinks she is bleeding to death. The rest of the girls cruelly taunt her and pelt her with tampons before they are caught by a teacher and punished. Afterwards two of the girls plan to make it up to Carrie each in their own way:– Sue Snell talks her boyfriend Tommy Ross into inviting Carrie to the prom; the other, Chris Hargensen, rigs it so that Carrie is elected prom queen and then sets a bucket of pig’s blood above the stage to drench her at the moment of her crowning. But they have reckoned without Carrie’s telekinetic powers, which she now uses to exact a sudden and horrible revenge.
1976: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actress (Spacek) & Supp. Actress (Laurie)
1976: Golden Globes: Nomitated for Best Supporting Actress (Piper Laurie)
1976: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actress (Sissy Spacek)
1977: Saturn Award: Nominated for Best Horror Film
1977: Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival: Grand Prize & Special Mention (Spacek)
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