Carrie (1976 film)

1976 film directed by Brian De Palma

Carrie is a 1976 film about a shy, unpopular, friendless, and bullied 16-year old girl outcast who is sheltered by her abusive, domineering, and fanatically religious mother, and unleashes her telekinetic powers and kills everyone with them for humiliating her after being humiliated by her classmates for the last time at her senior prom.

Produced and directed by Brian De Palma. Written by Lawrence D. Cohen; Based on the novel by Stephen King.
If you got a taste for terror, than you have a date with Carrie. Taglines

Carrie White edit

  • [to Margaret White] (grabs her hair) SIT DOWN AND BE QUIET!
  • [to Margaret White] (tries to grab her hair) SIT DOWN, (grabs her hair and points her finger at Margaret White) you sit there mama and don't say a word 'til I'm goin', I'll be home early, I love you, mama.
  • [to the Principal] (gets angry) IT'S CARRIE! (flips and throws the ashtray on the floor with her powers)

Margaret White edit

  • [to Carrie, about Tommy Ross and everyone else] He's going to laugh at you, they're all going to laugh at you!

Dialogue edit

Margaret White: I'm here on the Lord's work, Mrs. Snell; spreadin' the gospel of God's salvation through Christ's blood!
Mrs. Snell: Yes, of course.
Margaret White: These are godless times, Mrs. Snell.
Mrs. Snell: I'll drink to that, Mrs. White, I like to contribute five... ten dollars.
Margaret White: I see. I pray you find Jesus.

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 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!

Chris Hargensen: She can't get away with this. I'm gonna get her.
Sue Snell: [groans] Let it go, Chris.
Chris Hargensen: Like hell, I will.
Miss Collins: One, two. One, two. One, two. The period's not up, Hargensen!
Chris Hargensen: It is for me!
Miss Collins: [to the girls] Keep running! Well, there are 10 minutes left.
Chris Hargensen: Stick 'em up your a...! [Miss Collins slaps her in the face, the girls gasp and Chris cries] YOU CAN'T HIT US! YOU'LL GET CANNED FOR THIS, YOU BITCH!
Miss Collins: KEEP RUNNING!
[Norma lowers her head and shakes her head 'no']
Chris Hargensen: Helen? [Helen shakes her head 'no'] SUE?!
Sue Snell: Shut up, Chris, just shut up.
Chris Hargensen: This isn't over! This isn't over by a LONG SHOT! [storms off]
Miss Collins: You're out of the prom, Hargensen! [turns back to the girls] Okay, the show's over, in place, run! One, two. One, two. One two.

Chris Hargensen: Don't be in such a hurry!
Billy Nolan: Don't be in such a hurry, I'm hurrying away from you, you know that?!
Chris Hargensen: No, you're not!
Billy Nolan: Have a pain right in the ass!

Chris Hargensen: I want you do something.
Billy Nolan: What?!
Chris Hargensen: Something important. [unzips Billy's pants and performs oral sex on him] Oh, Billy. Billy. Oh, Billy. Oh, Billy. Billy. Oh, Billy. Oh. Oh, Billy. I hate Carrie White.
Billy Nolan: Who?!

[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.

Margaret White: You must renounce this power, you must give it up, you must never use it.
Carrie White: I'm going momma, you can't stop me, and I don't wanna talk about it anymore.

Margaret White: [referring to Carrie's prom gown] Red. I might have known it would be red.
Carrie White: It's pink, Momma. [presenting her corsage] Look what Tommy gave me, Mama, aren't they beautiful?
Margaret White: I can see your dirty pillows, everyone will.
Carrie White: Breasts, Mama. They're called breasts, and every woman has them.

Billy Nolan: That Carrie White, she sure is cute.
Chris Hargensen: Shut up, Billy!
Billy Nolan: I thought you said they (Carrie/Tommy) were gonna win.
Chris Hargensen: They will, it won't even be close, I called in a few favors.

Carrie White: It was bad, Mama, they laughed at me, hold me, Momma, please hold me.
Margaret White: I should've killed myself when he put it in me. After the first time, before we were married, Ralph promised never again. He promised and I believed him, but sin never dies,... sin never dies, at first it was all right, we lived sinlessly. We slept in the same bed, but we never did it. And then, that night, I saw him looking down at me that way. We got down on our knees to pray for strength. I smelled the whiskey on his breath. Then he took me. He took me, with the filthy roadhouse whiskey on his breath, and I liked it. I liked it, with all that dirty touching of his hands all over me. I should've given you to God when you were born, but I was weak and backsliding, and now the devil has come home. We'll pray.
Carrie White: Yes.
Margaret White: We'll pray. we'll pray. we'll pray for the last time, we'll pray.

Taglines edit

  • You were warned never to push Carrie to the limits, now you must face the evil consequences!
  • Take Carrie to the prom, I dare you!
  • If you've got a taste for terror... take Carrie to the prom.
  • If only they knew she had the power.
  • If you have a taste for terror, you have a date with Carrie.
  • If The Exorcist made you shudder, Carrie will make you scream.
  • You will know her name.
  • Say your prayers.

Cast edit

External links edit

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Stephen King's Carrie
  Novel     Carrie (1974)  
  Films     Carrie (1976) · The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) · Carrie (2002) · Carrie (2013)  
  Musical     Carrie: The Musical (1988)  
Adaptations of works by Stephen King
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  Shawshank Redemption
(1994) · Dolores Claiborne (1995) · Thinner (1996) · The Night Flier (1997) · Apt Pupil (1998) · The Green Mile (1999) · Hearts in Atlantis (2001) · Dreamcatcher 
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  Carrie     Carrie (1976) · The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) · Carrie (2002) · Carrie (2013)  
  Creepshow     Creepshow (1982) · Creepshow 2 (1987) · Creepshow 3 (2006)  
  Children of the Corn     Children of the Corn (1984) · The Final Sacrifice (1993) · Urban Harvest (1995) · The Gathering (1996) · Fields of Terror (1998) · Isaac's Return (1999) ·
  Revelation (2001) · Children of the Corn (2009) · Genesis (2011)  
  Firestarter     Firestarter (1984) · Rekindled (2002)  
  Trucks     Maximum Overdrive (1986) · Trucks (1997)  
  Pet Sematary     Pet Sematary (1989) · Pet Sematary Two (1992) · Pet Sematary (2019)  
  The Mangler     The Mangler (1995) · The Mangler 2 (2001) · *The Mangler Reborn (2005)  
  Television     Episodes     "Gramma" (1986) · "Sorry, Right Number" (1987) · "The Revelations of Becka Paulson" (1997)  
  Series     Golden Years (1991) · The Dead Zone (2002–07) · Kingdom Hospital (2004) · Haven (2010–present) · Under the Dome (2013–15) · 11.22.63 (2016)  
  Films or miniseries     It (1990) · The Tommyknockers (1993) · The Stand (1994) · The Langoliers (1995) · The Shining (1997) · Quicksilver Highway (1997) · Storm of the Century
  (1999) · Stephen King's Desperation (2006) · Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006) · Bag of Bones (2011) · Big Driver (2014)  
  Salem's Lot     Salem's Lot (1979) · A Return to Salem's Lot (1987) · Salem's Lot (2004)  
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  Rose Red     Rose Red (2002) · The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003)  
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