If Miss Collins just let Sue tell her about the pig blood bucket - this is all could have been avoided!
Fucking Betty Buckley!
I am watching it now, and I have a question. Chris starts hatching her plan to get Carrie before Tommy has even asked Carrie to the prom.Is there a missing scene where Chris finds out that Tommy is going to ask Carrie?
Look out for the shot of William Katt's hard-on through his jeans in the library. I heard years ago that he had a piss boner when they filmed that scene.
They'll all laugh at you!
R4, I haven't seen it in awhile but that may be why many people think Sue and Tommy were in on the plot to humilate Carrie. A lot of reviews at the time indicated it was unlikely that high school kids could have pulled off such a complex conspiracy. I say those reviewers had no clue how nasty high schoolers can be.
R6, if you're gonna quote the movie, do it properly.
Eve was weak.
"Plug it up! Plug it up!"
I love Priscilla Pointer's facial expression when she answers the door, which is basically "oh shit, it's that crazy Margaret White. What the fuck is she bothering me for?" That one little expression just says it all.
[quote] love Priscilla Pointer's facial expression when she answers the door, which is basically "oh shit, it's that crazy Margaret White. What the fuck is she bothering me for?" That one little expression just says it all.
and negates Marin Mazzie's whole character interpretation....see she is thought of as strange to everyone else Marin!!!
There's (another) remake in the works with that fugly girl from "Hugo". Apparently kids today don't watch anything made before 1990, unless it's Star Wars.
R13, I don't believe it, but supposedly sticking to the book.
I can't believe Hollywood wants to remake this classic. The movie is darn near perfect. They'll never improve upon it. Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie were brilliant.
The cheesey TV remake had much better special affects. The prom scene was much longer with hysterically bad music.
The original film seems to have been taken off YouTube, but this should give you some idea, even if the music isn't the same.
Do you think Tommy fell in love with Carrie at the Prom?
r16: There used to be a YouTube vid of that scene scored to the Beach Boys "Be True To Your School", including repeats of the swirling basketball board cued to "Rah Rah Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah"
The funniest shit always gets removed!
"Do you think Tommy fell in love with Carrie at the Prom?"
Yes I do, and that's one of the reasons the movie is such a heartbreaker.
I think he did. That was a romantic scene.
the smell of rot gut whiskey on his breath
ANAL LAHKED IT!!!
The dancing scene with "I never dreamed someone like you could want someone like me" being sung in the background still brings me to tears. I wish I was kidding. I'M CRYING AS I TYPE!
[quote]Do you think Tommy fell in love with Carrie at the Prom?
If you read the book, he did.
You mustn't read any of Stephen King's books or pay any attention to what he wrote in them. King's work is only acceptable when re-envisioned by Stanley Kubrick!!!
Next time you watch, pay attention to the scene where the English teacher ends up pinned against the wall , starting the fire behind Carrie. He actually does a backwards roll behind her and stands up straight against the wall-it's avery weird thing to see. Just sayin.
Wow. If it wasn't for this thread I would never have known there was a 2002 version written by Bryan Fuller, and starring Angela Bettis and Patricia Clarkson.
It's not bad either, r26. The ending is weird though, they had apparently hoped it could be turned into a tv series, so the ending sets up for that.
There should be a gay version.
Prepare to be very disappointed, R26. I've never drank the Patricia Clarkson kool-aid, but man does she absolutely throw away the role of Margaret White. It's low energy and would be utterly forgettable if it wasn't so bitterly disappointing.
I can remember a decade ago watching the tv remake of "Carrie" while also being on this site. One memorable comment was:"Sue Snell is BLACK!"
1999's "The Rage: Carrie 2" was absolute dreck. Terrible. The remake coming to theaters next year seriously has Julianne Moore as Margaret White. She will do some justice to the role.
Found the 2002 version online.
Under my duvet and got a glass of wine.
R32, The Rage: Carrie 2 had an interesting premise. It was the acting, direction, cinematography, and terrible musical score that really killed it. With a few more rewrites, and a stronger creative team, it could have been a decent follow-up to the original.
Does anyone remember how this was the movie that was supposed to launch Emily Bergl into stardom? Last we saw of her was on a later season of Desperate Housewives with a bad blonde dye-job.
Emily Bergl was far creepier and powerful on "DH" as Paul's loony wife than in that horrible Carrie sequel. Only Mena Suvari skyrocketed to a level of fame afterwards.
"Creepy Carrie! Creepy Carrie!"
The upcoming Carrie is rumored to be from the musical Broadway show.
I have a question. I was born in the 80s so I missed this era completely. In the 70s, were teachers in schools allowed to slap students like Ms. Buckley did to Carrie? I know they paddled kids, but slapping? Or was that just a movie thing for dramatic purposes?
Tyler, yes. I got slapped from my teacher once, my friend got her hair pulled.
R16 - just watched that and that Carrie looked as if she had Downs Syndrome in the beginning of the clip.
In the book, Carrie was just an ordinary looking girl, even when spiffed-up at the prom, she wasn't beautiful like Sissy. It makes the story more shallow to imply that Carrie was only worthy of anyone's attention because she was actually a hottie who just needed a makeover. The 2002 remake is just more true to the book in that regard.
Funny, just rewatched Carrie and in the Library scene I thought to myself... wait a second, does he have a boner? And why have I never noticed that before?
Glad I wasn't the only one who caught that.
And the "why am I here?" dancing scene gives me vertigo.
[quote]I am watching it now, and I have a question. Chris starts hatching her plan to get Carrie before Tommy has even asked Carrie to the prom.Is there a missing scene where Chris finds out that Tommy is going to ask Carrie?
I'm watching it now and looked for this. Chris tells Travolta that she wants his help for "something" and that she hates Carrie White. It isn't specified.
Then, that girl in the red hat sees Tommy and Sue talking Prom with the gym teacher. I think by the time they're getting the pigs blood, she knows Carrie will be at the prom and that they can rig the elections. But yeah, its a little fuzzy.
I don't see how anyone could think Tommy and Sue are in on Chris' plan when Sue is the one who sees what is going to happen and tries to warn the gym teacher.
Also, is the John Travolta character supposed to be out of high school? I know Chris is going to go to the prom with him but he comes off as having either flunked a few years or being college-age.
Of course, Stephen King prefers the remake and not the DePalma version because he's an idiot. I think he just doesn't like it when someone improves on his work.
Yeah, it's unclear as to how Kris knows about Carrie going to prom and how exactly she sets up her revenge, but I don't think that Tommy and Sue are in on it.
If sue knew about it, she wouldn't have been surprised nor would she have had to figure out what was going on with the rope. She also wouldn't have tried to warn the gym teacher.
Also, Tommy wouldn't have been surprised and said, "WTF," after Carrie has the blood dropped on her.
Travolta may have been older as you don't see him in any of the school shots. However, they all looked way too old to be in high school.
I've always wondered why Carrie was going to the Senior Prom at 16. Was she advanced? Because she's in all the classes of the Seniors, who should be 17 or 18.
I think after the red baseball cap girl (who will come out as a lesbian in college) sees Tommy and Sue together she reports to Kris and eventually everyone knows.
I also think there's some room for a Lesbian romance between Carrie and Sue.
Carrie thought Tommy's poem was beautiful and it really touched her in her nether regions. Tommy didn't write it... I don't think they say who did, but I always assumed it was Sue.
The Travolta character is a drop out in the book, I think.
I liked the 2002 remake except for the ending. As another poster said, that remake was more true to the book. In the book, there was an investigation to what happened at the prom and in the town. The 1976 movie only showed Carrie destroying the school and killing Chris and Tommy. In the book, Carrie destroyed parts of the town and the 2002 version included that.
I HAVE a name, you know!
Norma, the girl in the red hat
r46 he doesn't prefer the Carrie remake...King has said that he preferred The Shining remake because the father and son have a reconciliation.
"We're all very sorry, Cassie."
R41, Sissy Spacek was beautiful?? She reminds me of Amy Carter.
The girl in the red hat? I am horrified, horrified I tell you, that you guys don't know PJ Soles. Speaking of autograph conventions, I am sure she attends those as she was a staple in 70's movies. Horror and cheese.
[quote]Carrie was just an ordinary looking girl, even when spiffed-up at the prom, she wasn't beautiful like Sissy. It makes the story more shallow to imply that Carrie was only worthy of anyone's attention because she was actually a hottie who just needed a makeover.
Sissy's appearance doesn't change that much throughtout the film....her attitude does...she goes from scared sad sack with strange facial expressions to a charming girl trying to get along....even in the book Tommy notices the difference and begins to really be attracted to her.
Tommy's poem got Carrie soaking wet. Slurp.
I can see those dirty pillows.
But Tommy didn't write it. Sue probably did... which means Carrie was a lesbian.
BTW Kris is a bit of a psycho, no? I mean, wtf was up with her trying to run Carrie over at the end? She has a demented look on her face that isn't one of fear.
And after witnessing what she just witnessed, she was dumb as fuck for trying to take Carrie on.
I wonder what Margaret calls testicals.
[quote]BTW Kris is a bit of a psycho, no? I mean, wtf was up with her trying to run Carrie over at the end? She has a demented look on her face that isn't one of fear.
in the book there are hints that Chris is abused by her father and is bullying because of being bullied.
that scene is interesting since she looks so determined and Travolta looks scared.
Yes r62! Kris is absolutely a psycho who normally would be scarier than Carrie. She was a rich, spoiled Daddy's girl and the ultimate mean girl. She used JT to get her revenge on Carrie and was going to dump him after that. Just a fucking bitch. I have known (and steered clear of) women like her. That's why the original movie (and the book) are so good, you can see that the other girls are way more frightening than Carrie is and for no reason.
I didn't realize that Kris ended up marrying DePalma.
Wasn't she in Dressed to Kill? I didn't know she married him either but now her being in that movie makes sense.
Nancy Allen claims that she never realized that her character was going to be so evil until she saw the finished film, she thought that she and John Travolta were playing such self-centered, bickering morons that they were there for comic relief. Piper Laurie also thought that the character of Margaret White was so over the top that the film had to be a comedy.
Why didn't she read the book, I wonder? It's not like it was some huge tome, she could easily have parsed it to find out her character's motivations.
The scene in the TV movie where Chris' dad confronts the principal... totally gave me a vibe of some sexual shenanigans in that household.
She was in DePalma's Blow Out too.
I've always wondered if the band that was playing at the prom (Vance or Towers), was also killed. That would have pissed me off if I were them.
Both Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie received Academy Award nominations for this film
Virtually unheard of for a low budget horror movie
The girl in the baseball cap is none other than the legendary PJ SOLES bitches!
Also famous for playing Linda the "totally" girl in another 70s horror classic Halloween
I get see your dirty pillows.
"Virtually unheard of for a low budget horror movie"
I don't see it as "horror". Most of it is old-timey suspense- the kind they don't make anymore.
Here's the Best Supporting Actress clip from that year.