Perhaps the most destructive of the three variants. In this version, Carrie
runs out of the school after the entire school begins laughing at her, with the
exception of Miss Desjardin, who Carrie throws against the wall using her
powers. After falling onto the wet lawn of the school, Carrie remembers her
power, and begins scheming, wanting to drench the others.She uses her mind to close the main doors off as she walks back up to them,
peering into the gym through the window. She then notices the sprinkler system
that lines the ceiling, and uses her mind to turn them on, forgetting about the
stage equipment. As the mob of prom-goers begin to panic and crowd against the
doors, Carrie watches as one of the students is electrocuted after grabbing the
mic on the stage. At that point, she snaps, and watches in cynical happiness as
more students and teachers are electrocuted.
The mural in the gym catches on fire after a wave of sparks hits it, and
soon, the whole room is ablaze. A few of the students manage to escape, while
the rest inevitably burn to death inside as Carrie walks away from the school,
stripping the hydrants of their bolts as she goes, leaving them useless. She
begins giving off a telepathic broadcast of her emotions and thoughts.She proceeds through Chamberlain, causing havoc throughout the city as she
makes her way home. She brings down telephone lines and unhooks gas pumps,
spilling gasoline everywhere before blowing one of the gas stations up. The fire
spreads through town while citizens learn that their children are burning to
death, eventually resulting in the deaths of many of the parents as they step on
As Carrie steps out of a church, she eventually makes it home, where she is
greeted by her mother. Her mother tells her the story about how Carrie was
conceived through marital rape, and then draws a knife from beneath her dress.
She stabs Carrie, and Carrie slows her mother's heart to a stop using her
telekinesis. Carrie, now severely wounded, begins making her way back into town,
where Chris Hargensen and Billy Nolan attempt to run her over with their car.
However, Carrie takes control of their car and sends it spinning in circles
before slamming it into the side of a roadhouse, killing Chris and Billy.It is unclear if Carrie was hit by the car or not, or if she simply collapsed
from exhaustion or overuse of her powers, but from that point on, Carrie is left
dying on the ground by the destroyed car, bleeding from the knife wound. She is
found, two hours later, by Sue
Snell, Tommy's girlfriend, who invites her into her mind to prove that she
was innocent, not wanting to have embarrassed Carrie. After forgiving her,
Carrie then dies.
In the first movie version, Carrie remains inside the gym after the blood
lands on her. She snaps, and begins hearing her mother's voice saying what she
had told her before she left for the prom, "They're all going to laugh at you."
Carrie believes everyone is laughing at her, but really only Norma is. Tommy
Ross is rendered unconscious by the bucket hitting him in the head. Completely
disillusioned, Carrie uses her mind to slam the doors shut. The imaginary laughs
die down as the lights above Carrie change, giving off an eerie red tint.
As the students begin to panic, Carrie uses her powers to pull out the
emergency fire hose. Turning it on, Carrie then uses it to spray down students
attempting to escape, even going so far as to spray one into submission and
possibly fatality as the high-pressurized water is blasted into their face; this
student, Norma Watson, happens to be Chris Hargensen's best friend and has
previously been shown as taunting Carrie. Carrie then kills Miss Collins after
pushing her against a wall and sending a basketball rafter toppling down on her,
crushing her torso against the wall.
As one of the teachers takes to the mic, Carrie turns the hose on him,
instead hitting the wires and electrocuting him and setting him on fire. He
stumbles backwards, and his flaming sleeve ignites the mural behind him. The
flames spread quickly, and Carrie finally steps down from the stage, walking out
of the school as the flames rise behind her, locking the students in to burn.
Nobody escapes, with the exception of Sue Snell, Chris Hargensen, and Billy
Nolan. As Carrie begins walking home, Chris and Billy attempt to run her over
from behind, but one glance from her sends the car toppling and rolling before
When Carrie makes it home, she first washes herself in the tub before putting
on a nightgown. She is greeted by her mother, who stabs her in the back and
stalks her through the house, almost stabbing her again before Carrie sends a
barrage of kitchen utensils flying at her one by one, eventually crucifying her
against a doorway, pinning her hands to the beams and sending one last knife
spinning into her heart. Carrie then pulls her off of the wall, as her own
stress pulls down chunks of the roof, bringing down the house and killing
In the television movie version, Carrie remains inside the gym after the
blood lands on her. As the crowd of students begin laughing at her, she uses her
mind to slam the doors shut after she sends a wave of energy through the crowd.
Tina Blake's date, Kenny, tries to stick his hand through the doors in an
attempt to stop them, but Carrie crushes and twists his arm between the
The students begin to panic, and Carrie viciously crushes Tina Blake to death
with the basketball backboard, after striking her to the floor with it. As the
gym erupts in panic, huge sets of lights begin to shake above the crowds,
letting off showers of sparks and falling down to the floor. One set swings and
smashes against the mural, igniting it in flames. The fire quickly spreads as
the prom goers panic, crowding at the doors. Miss Desjarden, along with Norma,
find an exit route through a vent as the sprinklers above turn on, showering the
gym with water. Carrie breaks the pipes lining the walls, leading up to the
sprinklers, sending the water gushing out of the broken end, flooding down onto
Carrie begins walking out as another set of lights swings and smashes into
the electric basketball scoreboard. Miss Desjarden hurries a few students into
the vents before attempting to crawl in herself, only to be left dangling, just
as the scoreboard hits the water-soaked floor. Everyone else is electrocuted as
they run along the gym floor, and Carrie walks through the doors, and collapses
the entire flaming school as she leaves. She then makes her way through the
town, destroying it in a similar fashion to the novel, exploding gas stations
and destroying cars. Chris and Billy attempt to run her over, but she instead
sends the car flying at a tree, crushing them to death.
Carrie finally makes it home; still wearing her blood-covered prom dress, she
steps into a bath and washes herself. Then her mother comes in and attempts to
drown her. Carrie responds to this by (telekinetically) stopping her mother's
heart, which kills the woman. Afterward, Carrie just lies there, completely
submerged in her bath.
Sue finds her later, and
manages to revive Carrie. Afterwards, Carrie visits her own grave (she is
thought to be dead), as well as her mother's. There, Sue asks her what she is
going to do. Carrie decides to head to Florida to help other people who have
problems with telekinetic issues.