Carrie (1976)
Title: Carrie
Genres: Horror
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Written by: Lawrence D. Cohen
Produced by: Paul Monash; Louis A. Stroller
Music by: Pino Donaggio
Cinematography: Mario Tosi
Edited by: Paul Hirsch
Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Released: November 3rd, 1976
Rating: R
Running time: 98 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $1,800,000 [1]
Gross: $33,800,000 [1]
Next: Carrie 2

Carrie is an American feature film of the science fiction and horror genre. It is an adaptation of the 1974 novel Carrie by famed horror author Stephen King. The film was remade in 2002 as a television movie, and again in 2013 as a feature film starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. Carrie was directed by Brian De Palma with a screenplay written by Lawrence D. Cohen. It was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and released theatrically in the United States on November 3rd, 1976.

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Cast Edit

Actor Role
Sissy Spacek Carrie White
Piper Laurie Margaret White
Amy Irving Sue Snell
William Katt Tommy Ross
John Travolta Billy Nolan
Nancy Allen Chris Hargensen
Betty Buckley Miss Collins
P.J. Soles Norma Watson
Priscilla Pointer Mrs. Snell
Sydney Lassick Mister Fromm
Stefan Gierasch Mister Morton
Michael Talbott Freddy
Doug Cox The Beak
Harry Gold George
Noelle North Frieda
Cindy Daly Cora
Deirdre Berthrong Rhonda
Anson Downes Ernest
Rory Stevens Kenny
Edie McClurg Helen
Cameron De Palma Boy on bicycle

Notes Edit

  • The tagline to this film is "If only they knew she had the power". Another promotional tagline is, "If you've got a taste for terror... take CARRIE to the prom!"
  • The town of Chamberlain was filmed in parts of Hermosa Beach, California. The white residence was filmed at 124 North 7th Street in Santa Paula. Bates High School was filmed at Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles. [2]
  • The novel Carrie is Stephen King's first novel as a horror author. As such, the movie is also the first film adaptation of one of King's works.
  • There are a total of twenty-one credited cast members in this film.
  • There are a few coincidental connections between this story and the ABC Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. Both stories take place in the 1970s (though Dark Shadows also took place in the late 1960s as well). Both stories take place in the state off Maine, and both involve characters with the surname of Collins. Actor Stefan Gierasch, who plays Mister Morton, will go on to play Michael Woodard in the 1991 Dark Shadows revival series. Actress Chloë Grace Moretz, who will play Carrie White in the 2013 remake of Carrie, also played Carolyn Stoddard in the feature film version of Dark Shadows by director Tim Burton.

Recommendations Edit

1970s Horror

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 IMDB; Carrie (1976); Box office & business.
  2. IMDB; Carrie (1976); Filming locations.

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