“The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind: Never let your mind talk you out of your dreams, trick you into giving up. Never let your mind become the greatest obstacle to success. To get your mind on the right track, the rest will follow.”
This movie’s heroine is Rachel Lang, Carrie’s half-sister. Telekinesis runs in the family and she has it too. The character, Sue, the lone survivor of the Black Prom in the first Carrie movie, is now the high school counselor. Sue notices Rachel’s powers and she takes an interest in Rachel and, at the same time, is leery of the powers Rachel possesses. Rachel is also bullied by her classmates and, like her half-sister, unleashes the full extent of her powers in the end, raining fiery justice on her school bullies.
The first time I saw Carrie was when I was a senior in high school and I couldn’t help but hurt for her.
She’s a high school senior who’s bullied by her classmates and abused by her psychotic and religious fanatic mother. It seems that Carrie can never get away from the drama and she longs for the things that everyone else seems to come by so easily.
One thing she does have that her classmates don’t is telekinetic powers- powers that she uses as a powerful weapon at the end of the movie. And when I got to see her pour out her wrath upon the people who treated her so badly, I was cheering her on inside and find myself secretly wishing that I too had those powers.
I think we all did if we ever saw the movie.
“Carrie” was Stephen King’s first published book that soared to the top of the best seller list, then became a movie in the 70’s. It’s an awesome movie for Halloween. If you haven’t seen it, you should.