R | | Horror
Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.
Piper Laurie had retired from the movie business after The Hustler (1961) when the script for Carrie (1976) came her way. She initially didn't understand the script at all, thinking it rather clichéd, until her husband pointed out that de Palma usually took a comedic approach to his work. When she reread the screenplay with that viewpoint, the part of Margaret White made a lot more sense to Laurie.
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When Carrie's upstairs breaking her mirror, the scene switches to Margaret White downstairs at the sewing machine. She is sewing a black dress, but the thread loaded on the sewing machine is bright red.
Even though the version shown on TBS is censored, the "Carrie White eats shit" graffiti is visible in the gym when Miss Collins lectures the girls who humiliated Carrie.