Carrie

This terrifying adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling horror novel was directed by shock maestro Brian De Palma for maximum, no-holds-barred effect. Sissy Spacek stars as Carrie White, the beleaguered daughter of a religious kook (Piper Laurie) and a social outcast tormented by her cruel, insensitive classmates. When her rage turns into telekinetic powers, however, school's out in every sense of the word. De Palma's horrific climax in a school gym lingers forever in the memory, though the film is also built upon Spacek's remarkable performance and Piper Laurie's outlandishly creepy one. John Travolta has a small part as a thug, De Palma's future wife, Nancy Allen, is his girlfriend, and Amy Irving makes her screen debut as one of the girls giving Carrie a hard time. --Tom Keogh

Genre: Horror
Production: United Artists
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Metacritic:
85
Rotten Tomatoes:
93%
R
Year:
1976
98
1,398 Views

Margaret White:
I know you're listening, Carrie, come on downstairs!

Carrie White:
[coming down from upstairs or closing the door, Margaret has called her down after the phone call she received] Momma, who is that? Who called?

Margaret White:
You're a woman now.

Carrie White:
Why didn't you tell me, Momma? I... [Margaret slaps Carrie's face begins to read a verse]

Margaret White:
[reading from religious manual] 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. (pause) Say it, the raven was called sin.

Carrie White:
Why didn't you tell me, Momma?

Margaret White:
Say it. [hits Carrie in the face] The raven was called sin. [hits her again]

Carrie White:
No, Momma.

[Margaret hits her again]

Carrie White:
And the raven was called sin!

Margaret White:
And the first sin was intercourse, the first sin was intercourse.

Carrie White:
I didn't sin, Momma.

Margaret White:
Say it. [hits her again]

Carrie White:
I didn't sin, Momma!

Margaret White:
The first sin was intercourse, the first sin was intercourse, the first sin was intercourse.

Carrie White:
And the first sin was intercourse, momma, I was so scared, I thought I was dying, and the girls... they all (everyone) laughed at me and threw tampons at me, momma.

Margaret White:
[hits her again] And Eve was weak, say it, Carrie!

Carrie White:
No!

Margaret White:
Eve was weak!

Carrie White:
NO!

Margaret White:
Eve was weak, say it, woman!

Carrie White:
NO, NO, MOMMA!

Margaret White:
Say it!

Carrie White:
And Eve was weak... Eve was weak!

Margaret White:
And the Lord visited Eve with the curse, and the curse was the curse of the Christ's blood!

Carrie White:
You should have told me, momma, You should've told me.

Margaret White:
[kneels down and grabs Carrie's hands] Oh, Lord, help this sinning woman see the sin of her days and ways, show her that if she had remained sinless, this curse of the Christ's blood would never have come down on her!

Carrie White:
No, momma, nooooo!

Margaret White:
Don't lie to me, Carrieta, don't you know by now that I can see the inside of you?

Carrie White:
Noooo.

Margaret White:
I can see the sin as surely as God can!

Carrie White:
Let me go, Momma, please, you're hurting me.

Margaret White:
We'll pray.

Carrie White:
No! No, Momma! No! NO! NO, NO,...LET ME GO! God, NOOOOO! NOOOOOOOOO!

Margaret White:
[puts Carrie in the closet and locks the closet door]

Carrie White:
[bangs on the door] OW, AH, GET OFF ME, MOMMAAAAAAA! LET ME GOOOOO, LET ME GOOOOO! LET ME OUUUT! [bangs on the door] MOMMA, LET ME OUT, please, momma, please, help me, MOMMA, GOD!

[The thunderstorm is heard]

Margaret White:
Carrie, you haven't touched your apple cake.

Carrie White:
It gives me pimples, Momma.

Margaret White:
Pimples are the Lord's way of chastising you.

Carrie White:
[after long pause] Momma?

Margaret White:
Yeah.

Carrie White:
Momma, please say that I've to try and get along with people better.

Margaret White:
[giggles] What are you going on about, Carrie?

Carrie White:
I've been invited to the prom.

Margaret White:
[long pause, then looking sternly at Carrie] Prom?

Carrie White:
Yeah, the prom... everyone's goin'.

Margaret White:
It was that teacher that called, wasn't it?

Carrie White:
Please see that I'm not like you, Momma, I'm funny... I mean, all the kids think I'm funny I don't wanna be. I wanna be normal. I wanna start to try me, a whole person before it's too late for me!

[Margaret throws tea on her face and Carrie wipes it off.]

Carrie White:
His (Carrie's boyfriend's) name is Tommy Ross, and he's a very nice boy, Momma...

Margaret White:
No.

Carrie White:
and he promised to come in and meet you--

Margaret White:
I said no.

Carrie White:
and he'd have me home by midnight and--

Margaret White:
No. [Carrie bangs the table] No, no, no!

Carrie White:
I ACCEPT IT, MOMMA! I ACCEPT, MOMMA, I accepted!

Margaret White:
Go to your closet!

Carrie White:
No.

Margaret White:
[pause] After all, you've been taught, Carrie!

Carrie White:
Everyone ain't bad, Momma. Everything ain't no sin!

Margaret White:
Go to your closet and pray, ask to be forgiven.

Carrie White:
He's a nice boy, momma, We like you, mama, You'll like him.

Margaret White:
Boys? [laughs and claps] The boys, the boys? Yes, the boys. [The thunderstorm is heard] After the blood, comes the boys like sniffing dogs, grinning and slobbering and trying to find out where that smell comes from!

Carrie White:
Momma, momma, make it stop, momma.

Margaret White:
Where that smell has that smell! Listen, I know where they take them, because I've seen it all right! Well, you're not going.

Carrie White:
Already said I would.

Margaret White:
Tell that boy you're not going, or we're gonna move from here!

Carrie White:
No.

Margaret White:
We're gonna move from here and you'll never see that boy again. The rain's coming in. I'm gonna close the window.

Carrie White:
[crying] Please sit and talk with me. momma, I'll get him, PLEASE, SIT DOWN AND TALK TO ME! [Carrie's telekenetic powers make shades/windows/doors closed and the thunderstorm is heard again] I'm going, momma, things are gonna change around here.

Margaret White:
Witch, Got Satan's Power.

Carrie White:
[crying] There's nothing to do with Satan, Momma, it's me, me, if I concentrate hard enough, I can move things.

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