May 15, 2000


90 minutes of lame-ass shit was not worth the 10 minutes of cool shit in this film.

Harpoon through the crotch was cool. Fireplace poker through 2 heads, in one shot, was cool. The chick from American Beauty nose diving into a car was cool. Being shot with a flare gun was almost cool. Everything else in the film was not cool.

The plot was so contrived that it made WWF Smackdown look real. Rachel had none of the psychosis that the original Carrie had. She wasn’t plain or ugly. She had a good personality. She got made fun of anyway. (Unfortunately, that is the ONE thing about this film that is like real life – in High School, who gets made fun of is an arbitrary decision made by the popular kids.) Plus, if every girl who got fucked and dumped jumped off of a building, there would be a pile of dead girls in the parking lot of every high school on the planet!

Lame. Not even worth renting. Wait until it is on cable and just watch the last 10 minutes. Make sure and turn it off before you have to see the “One Year Later” section of the film. It is the lamest part of the entire film.

Year – 1999
Rating – R
Runtime – 104 minutes
Genre – Remake
Director(s) – Katt Shea
Writer(s) – Stephen King, Rafael Moreu
Actor(s) – Emily Bergl, Jason London, Amy Irving, Zachery Ty Bryan, Mena Suvari
BOB Rating – One BOB
Favorite Quote – "I had a traumatic experience in high school. I tried to help someone, and it backfired horribly." - Sue Snell (Amy Irving)