White (Sissy Spacek) is a sorry assed, tremblingly abused, girl
who is asked to her High School Prom by a blond frizzy haired Jock
of Jocks as a joke. (The movie starts with school mates shouting
insults while she screams for help during a panic attack over a
bloody period in the shower... No, folks, the movie never gets much
more cheerful than this...)
A kindly teacher comes to Carrie's defence, however Carrie is sent
home by the school for the day to recover, trouble is, waiting for
her at home is a Mommy Dearest Jesus Freak Type, who tells Carrie
she is of the devil spawn...
What our abusers don't know is that our hero has a trick or two
up her bloody wrist... He He He...
Rating: Buckets of pigs blood, hands grabbing arms out of graves,
looking mad when partially covered in blood, fire, explosions, general
our panel of critics thought
bloody bloodness, reddish red lighting... Not one for the colour
blind. However, speaking as a part time Vampire, it looks absolutely
pretty much a Stephen King blood fest from shower room scene at
the start to blood plonking down on her head from above later. But
don't worry kids, her special powers come to the rescue in an orangy
ball of flame and knife throwing hand grabby climax!"
is so nice when the pathetic, whiny, useless, pale, shaky, underdog
manages to kick ass with such aplomb!"
totally depressing movie with a sort of niceish ending."
a feel good movie, more of a long drawn out howling torment movie.
Take really crunchy snacks for the gruesome scenes."
tell me the ending or whole plot if necessary
(Sissy Spacek) is a poor little thing. Persecuted by her school
'mates' when she has a period in the shower, persecuted by her mother
who is an extremist preacher type... It doesn't look very good for
it becomes apparent that our gal has special powers. She can move
things with her mind... Firstly ashtrays, then doors, then fire
hoses, and then she can make cars swerve to avoid her.
bitchey school mates trick her to the Prom with a view to humiliate
her by pouring a bucket of pig's blood on her head after she wins
most attractive couple with her set-up boyfriend.
hero goes into a murderous trance and obliterates them all, even
the nice teacher who tried to stop the incident. In fact everyone
seems to have died by the end credits, apart from the girl who caused
it all in the first place. We presume Carrie dies when the house
collapses in on her after her mother is attacked by flying knives,
whisks and other kitchen utensil debris...
bitch-girl who caused all the trouble in the first place, survives.
She takes flowers to a grave at the end and a hand grabs hers in
just the way you don't expect it (sorry you'll be expecting it now).
You'll scream until the neighbours complain!
totally depressing movie. Full of bad vibes. Everyone is horrible
to Carrie and then she gets her own back in a bloody orange ball
of flame finale.
feel bad movie: scary, and yet, frustrating, at the same time. Not
recommended for people who don't like blood. The first time an in-shower
period ever featured in a mainstream movie to our knowledge (even
Sex and the City never did one of them). Not one for the squeamish.
20 , 2002