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The Rage: Carrie 2
Carrie2
What if you had the power to move objects with your mind? What if everyone around you gave you a reason to use that power?
Directed By
Katt Shea
Produced By
Patrick J. Palmer
Paul Monash
Written By
Rafael Moreu
Stephen King (characters)
Cast
Emily Bergl
Jason London
Amy Irving
Music By
Danny B. Harvey
Cinematography
Donald M. Morgan
Editing By
Richard Nord

Produced By
United Artist
Red Bank Films
Distributed By
Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Release Date(s)
12 March 1999
Runtime
104 min.
Country
Flag of the United States United States
Language
English
Budget
21.000.000$
Gross
17.000.000$
Preceded By
Unfinished

The Rage: Carrie 2 is a 1999 sequel to the classic 1976 horror film Carrie.

BackgroundEdit

The director said, that the film addresses issues of how difficult it is to be a young woman today.[1] The plot is loosely based on a real-life 1993 incident in Lakewood, California, in which a group of high school jocks, The Spur Posse, were involved in a statutory rape scandal.

Plot summaryEdit

Rachel has a mother, who has been put in an asylum for being schizophrenic, when she was a child. She has been living with careless adoptive parents with her dog Walter. Rachel, like her half sister Carrie, is a high school outcast, who attends Bates High School, except that it is in new building, because Carrie destroyed the first one and there was no wish to rebuild it at the same place after what happened. Also, like Carrie, she has telekinetic powers, which were already shown, when she was a child, but, in comparison with Carrie, she is more adapted to the world. Throughout the film, there are flashbacks to events, that happened in the first film.[2] Unlike Carrie, the so called prom violence is graphic impalings with flying CDs and fireplace pokers.[1] This time, however, the violence happens at a party, also known as The Black Party. Rachel's telekinetic powers are first shown, when her Lisa, her best friend, commits suicide by jumping off of the roof of the school[3]

She investigates the tragedy together with Sue Snell and Sheriff Kelton and they discover, that Lisa was a victim of statutory rape committed by the football team member Eric Stark, who, together with other football team members are playing a hellish sex game, where they have to seduce girls and the one who seduces most and the most valuable ones in their eyes, wins. Lisa and others were victims of this game. The investigation, however, is covered up in the end by the Senior D.A., because these teenagers belong to the most influential families of the town and he wants to have a good relationship with them for political reasons.

In the meantime Rachel falls in love with one of the football team members, the one with a conscience, Jesse Ryan. The other football team members, with the help of the cheerleaders, who wanted Jesse to date one of them called Tracy, however, want revenge for the role she played in the investigation and in order to lure her into a trap by separating them both oh the way to a party to celebrate a victory. Then they expose to her the entire, ugly truth, making her believe on the way, that she had also fallen victim to that evil game, while Tracy makes sure, that Jesse is temporarily with her, so that he can´t interfere. She is also verbally and physically abused by them. Because of this, she snaps and commits the massacre, killing most of them involved on the way, too. The ensuing fire, that this event also caused, destroyed the place, too.

She dies there, too, after having saved Jesse from the fire, who has hallucinations about Rachel after that.

CastEdit

List of DeathsEdit

List of deaths in The Rage: Carrie 2.

Name Cause of Death Killer On Screen Notes
Lisa Parker Falling: jumped from the school roof and fell on a car. Lisa Parker Yes Suicide
Chuck Potter Decapitation: beheaded with a glass shred Rachel Lang Yes
Unknown Guy Exsanguination: Glass shard stabbed in neck Rachel Lang Yes
Various people Various Rachel Lang Yes The murders were commited with the same murder weapon, a piece of glass.
Brad Winters Impalement: stabbed through head with fire poker Rachel Lang Yes
Sue Snell Impalement: stabbed through head with fire poker Rachel Lang Yes
Debra Meschan Exsanguination: telekinetically stabbed by CD's Rachel Lang Yes
Various People Immolation Rachel Lang Yes
Monica Jones Exsanguination: Glasses exploded in her face Rachel Lang Yes
Eric Stark Impalement: Stabbed in the groin with a spear gun Rachel Lang Yes
Mark Bing Drowning Rachel Lang Yes
Tracy Campbell Crushing/immolation: Roof fallen on her head and burned afterwards Rachel Lang Yes
Rachel Lang Rachel Lang Yes Suicide

TriviaEdit

  • Sissy Spacek was offered a cameo in this sequel to Carrie (1976), but turned it down. She did, however, give Katt Shea permission to use some of her scenes from Carrie for flashbacks.
  • Sue Snell is the only character to return for the sequel and is also played by the same actress.
  • The director Katt Shea also plays one of the characters, the Deputy D.A.

ReceptionEdit

Rob Nelson, of City Pages, said that the movie's obsessive focus on predatory teen-male sexuality--and female fragility in the face of it--clearly pegs this as the work of a feminist.[1] Marc Savlov, of Austin Chronicle said, that the film doesn't even deliver one good shock.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

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