Format: Blu-ray

Genre: Horror

Location: Fi31

Carrie (1976)

It’s nearing the end of the school year. High school senior Carrie White is a social outcast, primarily due to being unwise to the world’s ways based on her upbringing. Her mother, Margaret White, is a religious fanatic. Her extreme views primarily targeted sex, which she believes is a sin. She even believes naturally associated processes such as menstruation are a sin, which she has refused to mention to Carrie. Mrs. White’s beliefs were taken to that extreme largely because of her failed marriage and her husband Ralph’s having run off with another woman long ago. The only adult authority figure who tries to help Carrie with her life is her physical education teacher, Miss Collins. Nonetheless, she is warned not to get too close to go against how Mrs. White chooses to raise Carrie, Mrs. White, whose beliefs are well-known in the community. An impromptu event that happens among Carrie’s physical classmates against her leads to her classmates being punished. One of those students, self-absorbed Chris Hargensen, vows revenge against Carrie for that punishment, the method of revenge associated with the phys ed class incident. Another student, however, the popular Sue Snell, begins to feel sorry for Carrie. To help her escape her shell, Sue asks her boyfriend, the equally famous Tommy Ross, to take Carrie to the senior prom instead of her. This move does not sit well with Mrs. White, who, in her extreme view, believes Carrie will fall prey to sin. All these competing issues lead Carrie to use a newfound skill to free herself from the figurative chains that have long been placed around her, with tragic consequences.