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.
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.
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).
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.