Synopsis: It's nearing the end of the school year. High school senior Carrie White is a social outcast, largely due to being unwise to the ways of the world based on her upbringing. Her mother, Margaret White, is a religious fanatic, her extreme views primarily targeted against sex, which she believes is a sin. She even believes natural associated processes such as menstruation are a sin, about which she has refused to mention to Carrie. Mrs. White's beliefs were taken to that extreme largely because of her own failed marriage and her husband Ralph long ago having run off with another woman. The only adult authority figure who tries to help Carrie with her life is her phys ed teacher, Miss Collins, who is nonetheless warned not to get too close to go against how Mrs. White chooses to raise Carrie, Mrs. White whose beliefs are well known in the community. An impromptu event that happens among Carrie's phys ed classmates against her leads to her classmates being punished. One of those students, se
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Brian De Palma
Production: United Artists
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations.
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98 min

Okay, game point. 15-14.

This team serves.

Let's go. Service!

Come on! Come on!

Keep it up! Let's go!

Teamwork! Keep playing!

- Hit it to Carrie! She'll blow it!

- Don't blow it, Carrie! Hit it!

- Carrie...!

- She blew it again!

- We almost had the game!

- We can't win with her on the team.

Look at her! Just standing there!

You eat sh*t!

Help me! Help me!

Help me!


Help me! Help me!

Have a Tampax!

Help me!

Help me! Help me!

Help me!

Gross! Gross!

Carrie! Here! Plug it up! Plug it up!

Plug it up! Plug it up!

Plug it up! Plug it up!

Plug it up! Plug it up!

Plug it up! Plug it up!

Plug it up! Plug it up!

What's happening?

Plug it up! Plug it up!

Plug it up! Plug it up!

Plug it up! Plug it up!

- Sue! What are you doing?!

- Carrie... she just got her period!

- Who's got her period?

- Carrie.

What are you doing?!

Plug it up! Plug it up!

Plug it up! Plug it up!

Plug it up! Plug it up!

Carrie! Come on, Carrie!

Carrie, quit it! Come on!

Stop it! Now relax! Calm down.

Listen to me.

It's okay. It's okay. Just stand up

and take care of yourself. Come on.

Grow up. Stand up and take care

of yourself. Come on, do it. Do it.

- Do it!

- Aah!

Did you see that?


Get out of here. Go on. Right now. Move!


Carrie, I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

I didn't know, okay? I'm sorry.

Baby, come on, now. Don't you know?

I'm gonna talk to you about it.

Now just calm down. Just relax.

See? They're all gone. They're all gone.

It's gonna be okay.

- Isn't she a bit old for her, uh...

- Her first period.

Um... yes.

Morty, until a half-hour ago, I don't even

think she knew there was such a thing.

It's really... hard to believe

a girl in high school

wouldn't know something.

Uh, facts...

Well, she didn't.

But I don't know why that should

surprise us, knowing that mother of hers.

- We can't interfere with people's beliefs.

- I know, I know.

- As for the girls...

- Carrie's always been their scapegoat.

- You've got to do something.

- I will.

But see, the thing is, Morty, that, um...

I knew how they felt.

The whole thing just made me

wanna take her and shake her, too.

- It was just her period, for God sake!

- Well, we'll send her home.

Miss Finch,

will you send in Cassie Wright?

It's Carrie White.

Come in, Cassie.


Miss Finch, would you

bring in a dismissal slip?

I thought you might take

the rest of the day

and go home,

take care of yourself, Cassie.

We're all very sorry about this incident.

It's Carrie.

Thank you.

- Would you like to go to the infirmary?

- I think Carrie can go home.

Would you like a ride?

We could call you a cab.

I'm sure she can walk home.

And, Carrie, you're dismissed from gym

for a week. Just take study hall instead.

We're all sorry about this, Cassie.

It's Carrie!

Creepy Carrie! Creepy Carrie! Ha-ha!


Ohh! Ohh...

Were you in Chicago two years ago?


Yes, Bill. Chicago.

Why, yes, I was living in Chicago.

- You knew that. I told you that, didn't l?

- No, you didn't. I found out.

You're looking at me so, uh, strangely...

Oh, Mrs White.

- How have you been, Mrs Snell?

- Fine.

- And the doctor?

- Fine.

- And your daughter?

- Sue is fine.

- Won't you come in, Mrs White?

- Oh, how kind of you.

- Carrie is in some of Sue's classes.

- Yes.

- Perhaps sometime she might like to visit.

- I'm here on the Lord's work, Mrs Snell.

Spreadin' the gospel of God's salvation

through Christ's blood.

Yes, of course.

I have something here I know is gonna

interest the doctor and you.

The teenager's path to salvation

through the cross of Jesus.

I don't think Sue would be very interested.

The children are wandering through the

wilderness of sin these days, Mrs Snell.

My Sue is a good girl.

These are godless times, Mrs Snell.

I'll drink to that!

We'll... all read these.

Excuse me. Please sit down, Mrs White.


Betty, can I call you back?

Margaret White is here.

Are you accusing me...


Just let me get rid of her

and I'll call you back.

And now... I'm going to kill you!

I have something here, Mrs Snell,

that I think you might profit from.

- Look, Mrs White, I'd like to contribute 5...

- Exodus.


I see.

I pray you find Jesus.

- Wasn't that Carrie White's mother?

- Hey, I didn't hear you come in.

What did she want?



Thank you.

I know you're listening.

Come on downstairs.


Who was that? Who called?

You're a woman now.

Why didn't you tell me, Mama?


And God made Eve

from the rib of Adam

and Eve was weak and

loosed the raven on the world.

And the raven was called sin. Say it.

Why didn't you tell me, Mama?

- Say it.

- No.

The raven was called sin.

No, Mama... And the raven was called sin!

And the first sin was intercourse.

First sin was intercourse.

I didn't sin, Mama.

- Say it!

- I didn't sin, Mama!

The first sin was intercourse.

First sin was intercourse.

First sin was intercourse.

And the first sin was intercourse!

I was so scared, I thought I was dyin'.

The girls, they all laughed at me, Mama.

- And Eve was weak. Say it.

- No, Mama!

- Eve was weak.

- No!

- Eve was weak.

- No!

- Eve was weak. Say it, woman.

- No, Mama!

Say it!

Eve was weak!

Eve was weak!

And the Lord visited Eve with a curse.

And the curse was the curse of blood!

You should have told me, Mama!

You should have told me!

O Lord!

Help the sinning woman

see the sin of her days and ways.

Show her that if she had remained sinless

the curse of blood would not be on her.

She may be tempted by the Antichrist.

She may have had lustful thoughts...

No, Mama!

Don't lie, Carrietta!

Don't you know I can see inside you?

I can see the sin as surely as God can!

- Let me go, Mama.

- We'll pray!

- We'll pray, woman!

- No!

Pray to Jesus for all the lustful,

sinning souls.


God visited Eve with the curse.

And the curse was the curse of blood.

No, Mama!

And he visited Eve with the second curse.

And this was the curse of childbearing.

And Eve brought forth Cain

in sweat and blood.

Genesis 3:

Mama! Let me out!

Mama, please! Let me out!

Mama, please!

Let me out, Mama! God...!

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom...

Thank you, Mama.

You can go to bed now.

There is power, power,

wonder-working power in the blood

of the lamb...






Open the door.

It's open, Mama.

What was that noise?

What noise?

Go to bed.

Yes, ma'am. Saying my prayers...

"What are you going to leave

for us, you people in your big cars,

spewing pollution into the air?"

"You people with heavy feet,

trampling down the wilderness."

"You people who peer into

the back seats of our cars,

hours after you come out

of the back doors of your motels."

"Soon all we will have is each other."

"And that could be enough."

"If you will let us have room enough

and air enough

and peace enough

to love each other

as you never could."


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Lawrence D. Cohen

Lawrence D. Cohen is an American screenwriter and producer, best known for his work on Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976), an adaptation of Stephen King's novel. Following this he scripted a simplified film adaptation of Peter Straub's novel Ghost Story in 1981. His output has been infrequent, but he has helped in adapting two other King novels to television, It in 1990 and The Tommyknockers in 1993. In 2006 he wrote a segment for the TV series Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King. In 1981, Cohen began to work on a musical adaptation of Carrie (novel), which premiered in 1988 on Broadway to negative reviews and closed after only 16 previews and 5 performances. In 2012, the musical was revived Off Broadway for a limited engagement at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (with Cohen revising the book). The second production was better received than the original. more…

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