“Carrie” was one of the first and most important horror movies produced by the Hollywood New Wave, and in the years since its release, it has come to be recognized as a classic of the genre. The story follows a high school girl named Carrie who can control things with her mind. She is reviled by her classmates and abused at home by her mother before she eventually lashes out in violent revenge. The television movie “Carrie,” based on Stephen King’s first novel, is a remake of 1976 classic starring Sissy Spacek. The TV film stars Angela Bettis in the title role, with Patricia Clarkson and Mary Beth Hurt co-starring. Even though it was filmed in 2001, it was not released until 2002 on the cable channel TNT. In 2002, Bryan Fuller wrote a TV movie adaptation of “Carrie” which he also directed himself based on Stephen King’s original novel which was first published in 1974. David Carson served as producer, but this project did not have quite the cultural impact that the original did. Still, it is worth taking notice of because it offers new insight into “Carrie.
Cast and Character:
- Sissy Spacek as Carrie White
- Piper Laurie as Margaret White
- Amy Irving as Sue Snell
- William Katt as Tommy Ross
- John Travolta as Billy Nolan
- Nancy Allen as Chris Hargensen
- Betty Buckley as Miss Collins
- P. J. Soles as Norma Watson
- Priscilla Pointer as Eleanor Snell
- Sydney Lassick as Mr. Fromm
- Stefan Gierasch as Principal Morton
- Michael Talbott as Freddy
- Doug Cox as The Beak
- Harry Gold as George
- Noelle North as Frieda
- Cindy Daly as Cora
What is the plot?
The film begins with Carrie White’s (Sissy Space) mother Margaret (Piper Laurie) holding a screaming Carrie’s hand and telling her that the neighbors think she is possessed by the devil. Carrie, who is 14 years old, has telekinetic powers and is being tormented by her classmates at her senior prom. Her punishment for being unable to control these powers became worse when she was humiliated by a group of bullies at the dance. We see how Margaret covers up for Carrie’s behavior to hide the fact that she is also picking on other children at school and trying to keep her daughter from being ridiculed by their peers. As the story progresses, we learn that Margaret has reason to be concerned about Carrie’s behavior.
How Was The Film Received?
“Carrie” received mixed reviews. “Carrie,” based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, is an effective, scary remake that succeeds in its key areas while delivering what purists will consider the accurate version of King’s tale. One review stated that it was a smart, clever, and well-acted remake while another called the movie a “tearjerker,” saying it was the best adaptation in years.
What is the box office collection?
“Carrie,” which was produced on a budget of $1.8 million, grossed around $14 million in the United States and Canada from a 16-week theatrical run. The film earned rentals of $7 million for a worldwide total of $22 million.
The film was first released On November 3, 1976, in 17 theatres.
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