Carrie

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film, between the time Carrie finishes her bath after the prom and the time her mother stabs her, the wetness of Carrie's hair changes from shot to shot. When she first puts on her nightgown, her hair is almost dry; later on, about when her mother says, "We'll pray," her hair is very damp; when her mother stabs her, her hair is almost dry again.

Continuity mistake: When Carrie and her mum are eating apple cake, Carrie tells her mum she's been invited to the prom and her mum puts down her cup of tea, still holdng the handle. In the next shot her hand is away from the cup. (00:43:25)

Hamster Premium member

Visible crew/equipment: When Mrs. Collins is talking to Sue and Tommy, Norma enters the room with attendance sheets. As she leaves you can see the boom mike pole and boom reflected in the glass of the door. (00:38:25)

Hamster Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Carrie is talking to the gym teacher on the outside bench, in the wide shots Carrie's hair is perfectly flat but in the closer shots, there's a big spot on her left side that's sticking out. (00:35:45)

Krista

Continuity mistake: When the blood is poured over Carrie at the prom, it only covers her left side - hair, shoulder, arm, body. But in the next shot the blood is all over her, especially her hair. The blood on her face is strategically placed, so it isn't in her eyes or cover her too much.

kh1616
1

Continuity mistake: When Billy is driving and drinking the beer while the cops are beside him, he has beer around his mouth, but in the next shot the beer is gone, then back again.

ozwal13
1

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Billy and Chris are driving for the first time in his car just before Freddy pulls up, you can see him drive past 3 times (it is easier to see him by the red cap).

Continuity mistake: The red car Chris was driving became a white, two-tone car, and the type changes as well.

Coleco

Visible crew/equipment: When Carrie is waiting for Tommy to pick her up, a white "T" mark is visible on the road where Tommy's car is to stop. (00:53:55)

Cubs Fan

Continuity mistake: When Margaret has a knife thrown in her hand, in the first shot, there's no blood, but in the very next shot, there is.

MikeH

Continuity mistake: When Margaret is first stabbed in the chest with a kitchen utensil, in one shot there's no blood in the wound, but in the very next shot there is.

MikeH

Continuity mistake: In the scene in the beginning of the movie when Carrie's mother puts her in her "praying room" the room is pitch black. When it cuts to an overhead shot of Carrie in the room, the room is lit either by a window or something else. This is before she lights a candle.

steven_frankel

Revealing mistake: As the car somersaults past Carrie, a roll cannon is visible.

JeffSteele

Continuity mistake: Before Carrie goes to the prom while her mom is lying on the bed, her head changes position between shots.

ozwal13

Other mistake: Rita is only hit in the thighs with the basketball rafter. That couldn't kill her, and it couldn't make blood come out of her mouth.

MikeH

Margaret White: Carrie, you haven't touched your apple cake.
Carrie: It gives me pimples, Mama.
Margaret White: Pimples are the Lord's way of chastising you.

More quotes from Carrie

Trivia: The high school is called Bates' High School, a reference to Psycho.

More trivia for Carrie

Question: Carrie is seen crying after she realizes that Tommy is dead. I can only assume that she actually cared about him but she still believes he was good and didn't take part in the prank, right? And at the end does she actually care about Sue and forgive her?

Answer: Since blood was dumped on him too she must have realized that he wasn't a part of it, so yes, she cared for him. In the book when Carrie touches Sue, they link minds and Carrie sees that Sue felt bad about teasing her and was trying to do something nice to atone, and had nothing to do with Chris' nasty prank. So yes it's safe to say she grieved for Tommy and forgave Sue.

Grumpy Scot

Answer: In this version, Carrie never weeps for Tommy's death, and it's never indicated whether or not she was even aware that he died. And she never directly encounters Sue in this version, so we don't know her thoughts about her either. The film was likely trying to leave some things open-ended, so that audiences could interpret them as they wanted.

More questions & answers from Carrie

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.