DVD - 2001
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"Carrie White is a shy young girl who doesn't make friends easily. After her class mates taunt her about her horrified reaction to her totally unexpected first period one of them takes pity on her and gets Tommy Ross, her boyfriend and class hunk to invite Carrie to the senior prom. Meanwhile another girl who has been banned from the prom for her continued aggressive behaviour is not as forgiving and plans a trick to embarrass Carrie in front of the whole school. What she doesn't realise is that Carrie is-- gifted, and you really don't want to get her angry"--Internet Movie Database.
Publisher: [United States] : MGM Home Entertainment, [2001], c1976
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 9780792850441
Branch Call Number: DVD CARRIE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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This film is a classic and one of the few horror films to be nominated for multiple Academy Awards. Watch it for the first time or watch it again.

Stephen King's first novel to be adapted into a feature film, it's regarded by many as one of the greatest horror films of all time.

You probably remember this little film called Carrie. Sissy Spacek got her breakthrough roll starring as the unpopular telekinetic Carrie. She plays Ruth Deaver in the show.

Carrie White gets some payback after being humiliated by her classmates.

Like Eleven? I wonder if she was partly inspired by Carrie.

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Feb 22, 2019

A classic from the time when horror movies were good

Sep 30, 2018

You're welcome for bringing this classic to the library. The only reason this film gets a four and a half stars, is that the music score is rather annoying,. Other than that, this film is really good, its scary, slightly humorous, and almost everyone was fun to watch. The exception is John Travolta; I could not take this guy serious even if he was going all Pulp Fiction on me. It can be corny at points, and is severely dated in a few more, but still holds up overall. I don't know about you, but I think I'll skip the prom this year.

Mar 23, 2018

Aside from being really stupid, it's actually a pretty awful movie. (I didn't remember it being that absurd, over done, with midland or less writing & production quality, when I was a teen. Funny how that works... : )
Don't waste your precious time on this, unless you really want to see Nancy Allen & Sissy SpaceCase in their 20s, nude.

Feb 19, 2018

As the DVD cover states it so well: "All hell breaks loose when a tortured, misfit teenager (that's Sisssy Spacek) unleashes her secret telekinetic powers against her psychotic mother (Piper Laurie created this character with her performance) and (a wide cast of) sadistic classmates. Spacek and Laurie both received Academy nominations but lost to "Network" and its momentum. Too bad: Spacek should have won, Laurie should've fought Jodie Foster ("Taxi Driver") for the Best Supporting nod. Brian DePalma, in the extras provided in this set, explains the use of humor throughout and provides a key to writing/making movies: "If you don't give the audience something to laugh at, they'll laugh at the whole thing."

Jul 08, 2017

One of cinema's ultimate operatic teenage melodramas. I have seen "Carrie" more times than I can count, and yet it never loses its uncommon heartbreak and blood-curdling dramatic power.

May 13, 2017

Very strange albeit good decent. The film hasn't aged to well in my opinion and the ending, although disturbing, is a bit anti climatic due to very poor effects and corny style use. But man, poor Carrie! What those bitch girls and *beep* mother did to her was tragic. Carrie had literally 1 happy moment in her life only to have it come crashing down on her (literally) 5 minutes later. "Carrie" is a very flawed film but is disturbing, sad, and messed up, the key points for a classic Stephen King horror!

May 09, 2017

A voluptuously shot horror movie.

Marinetti Jul 24, 2015

Great horror movie from the 70's about a high school girl with telekinesis. Sissy Spacek is great in the lead role. Director Brian De Palma is actually quite a funny filmmaker, something many critics gloss over.

Jul 15, 2015

The original movie directed by Brian De Palma and starring Sissy Spacek. Contains the usual tongue in cheek humour of De Palma in this satirical look at teenage life in the 1970's- and I'm sure it still holds relevance for the current generation. Blows the remake out of the water in every way imaginable.

Aka_Aka_Aka Dec 20, 2014

Well - It's all mind over matter.

Carrie White doesn't wield an axe, turn her head around backwards, drink blood, nor does she eat human flesh, but she sure can do some real neat tricks with telekinesis.

This evocative story (from 1976) of a high school misfit sadly degenerates into cheap, gory, melodrama when Carrie unleashes her powers in revenge against those who mocked her.

All wrapped up with an ending that clearly contained all the tell-tale signs of "Carrie 2 - Coming Soon" written all over it.

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bookgeek101 Mar 28, 2013

Violence: Definitly with a story like this.

bookgeek101 Mar 28, 2013

Sexual Content: Slightly, innuendos and one slight scene.

bookgeek101 Mar 28, 2013

Coarse Language: Not to bad, but slight words or innuendos.

bookgeek101 Mar 28, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The story is intense and overall sad.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

Jun 06, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.


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