The only adaptation of Carrie which has interviews with the survivors of prom night the same way that King's original novel described.

Bryan Fuller had certain scenes edited so that it would appear that Carrie did not blink while using her telekinetic powers. Obvious scenes in which Angela Bettis's eye-blinks were edited out include the practice scene and the prom rampage.

The only film version to depict in the final cut the scene where a younger Carrie spies on her neighbor sunbathing only to get punished by Margaret driving her to rain rocks on the neighborhood which was in the book. The other two adaptations reportedly filmed this scene but they ended up being deleted from the final cut. However, the scene in question filmed for the 2013 remake was restored in the extended cut of the movie that got released on DVD.

Angela Bettis was recruited for the role of Carrie White after people involved in the project saw her work in May (2002). She filmed Carrie after May, but May was not released in theatres until after Carrie aired on television. Many viewers are confused by this and think that Bettis was cast as May after her work in Carrie.

When asked about the film by Ain't It Cool News in 2003, star Angela Bettis revealed that frequent collaborator Lucky McKee "HATED it. The truth is," she continued, "if I weren't in it, I wouldn't have watched it. I would have been one of those people that was like, 'Down with the Carrie remake!'".

Bryan Fuller added some more positive dialogue about religion after he was asked to do so by David Keith. One example is the scene in which Carrie makes statements about her own faith as opposed to her mother's views.

Jasmine Guy was cited as a star in all of the early promotion for the film, but her scenes wound up on the cutting room floor. Guy played a psychic investigator, also on the hunt for Carrie, whom locked horns with Detective Mulchaey.

The only adaptation of Carrie where Sue Snell is an African American and not a Caucasian character.

To sustain the illusion that she was in a trance, the filmmakers digitally removed Angela Bettis's eye-blinks during the latter portion of the film.

Margaret does in fact misquote Ezekiel 13. Most reliable translations refer to women who practice or make garments for those who practice divination and false prophesy, not lust.

It took three days to shoot the blood dump scene at prom.

When Sue Snell (Kandyse McClure) suggests to her boyfriend Tommy Ross (Tobias Mehler) that he take Carrie to the prom instead of her, he replies with "We should have a rule: If they do something in a Freddie Prinze Jr. movie, we're not allowed to do it in real life.". The movie he is referring to is She's All That (1999). In the movie, Freddie Prinze, Jr. takes a bet from his friends that he can turn any random girl into the prom queen in six weeks. The movie is a contemporary style update of the George Bernard Shaw play "Pygmalion" which was the basis for the popular musical "My Fair Lady". When Tom and Carrie arrive at the prom, Carrie mentions the play and the musical.

Jodelle Ferland (Little Carrie) would later portray Alessa in Silent Hill (2006). The character Alessa, originally from the video game Silent Hill (1999) is inspired by Carrie White.

Angela Bettis was the oldest actress to play Carrie as she was 28 during filming while Sissy Spacek and Chloë Grace Moretz were 26 and 15 during filming respectively.

The only adaptation of Carrie where Margaret never mentions Carrie's father and what he did to Margaret.

This television remake of Carrie (1976) was first aired exactly 26 years and one day after the original first hit theaters.

The only adaptation of Carrie not to be rated R as this version is TV-14 which is equivalent to PG-13.

At 2 hours and 12 minutes, this is the longest adaptation of Carrie.

Has various Stephen King casting connections: David Keith (Det. John Mulchaey) played Andy McGee in another of King's screenplays, Firestarter (1984); Patricia Clarkson (Margaret White) portrays Melinda Moores in The Green Mile (1999); Kandyse McClure (Sue Snell) plays Vicki in Children of the Corn (2009); and Chelan Simmons appeared as Laurie Anne in It (1990).

Meghan Black wears a dress on the prom that looks the same as the one Julia Roberts wore on the 73rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony in 2001, the year she got her first award as the best actress in a leading role for Erin Brockovich (2000).

Rena Sofer and Emilie de Ravin have roles in Once Upon a Time (2011).

Carrie is one of several characters in Stephen King's novels (usually female) with mental powers. The others are Firestarter, The Shining and its sequel Doctor Sleep.

It's never explained how the police would actually try to prosecute a murder committed by psychokinesis, since the law does not recognize psychic powers.

Emilie de Ravin had to learn how to produce an American accent for the film as she is a native Australian.

The Scream Factory Blu-Ray version of this film is presented in 1.78:1 widescreen.

Ironically, each time the detective interviews a witness in the frame story, flashbacks of various moments that these people were not actually present for are often shown.

Unlike the 1976 version and the 2013 version, this version shows that Carrie apparently has no control over her telekinetic actions and that they are in fact activated by her subconscious which takes over when she finds herself in a particularly stressful situation. In the other versions, Carrie is aware of what she is doing with her powers, however this one has her in a trance when they manifest. Towards the end of the film, she snaps out of the trance without any memory of what happened at the prom. This was presumably done to make her more sympathetic and less accountable for the mass murder that she had committed.

When asked about the potential spin-off series by TV Guide for a feature on their website, star Angela Bettis replied, "The ideas I've heard are Carrie and Sue Snell taking off for Florida, like Thelma and Louise... I've heard something else about how the town reacts after this great catastrophe, like what happened after Columbine. Here's this girl dealing with her psychokinesis and the fact that she wiped out an entire town of people!".

The only adaptation of Carrie where the title character actually survives the prom incident and is taken to Florida by Sue Snell after faking her death so she can start a new life. The drastic ending change was designed to allow a Carrie television series sequel in which she would help other people with telekinesis control their powers. However, as a result of poor ratings, the television series was never made.

The only version of Carrie in which Carrie's mother dies just as described in the book, by a heart attack caused by Carrie in a panic, rather than flying knives.

Body Count: 9 - Margaret White, Chris Hargensen, Billy Nolan, Tommy Ross, Tina Blake, Kenny Garson, Helen Shyres, Roy Evarts, and Principal Henry Morton, plus an unspecified number of miscellaneous victims of the prom massacre. Margaret's heart is stopped by Carrie, Chris and Billy are killed when Carrie flings their car towards a tree, Tommy is killed when the bucket hits his head, Tina is crushed to death by a basketball board, Kenny's arm is crushed between the gym doors and is then electrocuted, Helen and Roy are both electrocuted when the scoreboard hits the wet floor, and Principal Morton is electrocuted by the microphone.

Angela Bettis was a fan of the novel and 1976 film, but was opposed to the idea of a remake and only accepted the role after hearing of the proposed TV series that would follow suit after Carrie survives. Bettis was hoping to get a steady paycheck from the series that would allow her to keep making indie films. The TV series never materialized and she has disowned this adaptation.

Compared to other versions where the blood is dumped onto Carrie before she has any idea what's happening, Carrie looks up and sees the bucket as it's being overturned after noticing drops of blood dripping onto her.