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Carrie (1976)

Carrie (1976)

It's nearing the end of the school year. High school senior Carrie White is a social outcast, largely due to being unwise to the ways of the world based on her upbringing. Her mother, Margaret White, is a religious fanatic, her extreme views primarily targeted against sex, which she believes is a sin. She even believes natural associated processes such as menstruation are a sin, about which she has refused to mention to Carrie. Mrs. White's beliefs were taken to that extreme largely because of her own failed marriage and her husband Ralph long ago having run off with another woman. The only adult authority figure who tries to help Carrie with her life is her phys ed teacher, Miss Collins, who is nonetheless 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 phys ed 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 the revenge associated to the phys ed class incident. Another student however, the popular Sue Snell, begins to feel sorry for Carrie. In wanting to help her get out of her shell, Sue asks her boyfriend, the equally popular 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 comp… (Read More)

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prom dress
burning house
prom night
school yearbook
high school prom
high school principal
gym teacher
school principal
bucket of blood
horror movie remade
teenage girl in underwear
prom king
prom queen
teenage alienation
juvenile delinquent
sexual repression
t shirt
pink dress
party dress
grindhouse film
hit with a hammer
mass destruction
pig blood
white dress
animal killing
high school dance
gym class
psychic power
sexual attraction
hand from grave
car set on fire
high school teacher
sexual desire
high school student
collapsing house
evil woman
sexual humiliation
multiple stabbing
teenage sexuality
bible quote
public humiliation
female bully
bully comeuppance
night time
female student
troubled teenage girl
popular girl
shy girl
bad girl
burned up car
flipping car
dance contest
female teacher
high school sweethearts
high school love
school life
fire engine
exploding car
dream sequence
surprise ending
threatened with a knife
car accident
death by falling object
menstrual blood
adolescent romance
multiple views
female slaps female
index cards
closed doors
teenage prankster
mass death
cracked mirror
inferiority complex
firestarter
dead teenager
paranormal phenomenon
principal's office
firestorm
wrong side of the tracks
oddball
overprotective parent
cruel joke
firetruck
fitting in
last supper
mania
reference to the antichrist
based on the works of stephen king
backwards
strange person
woman stabbed
teen love
psionic power
villainess played by lead actress
underage
drive in classic
fury
menarche
juvenile
tease
ashtray
ridicule
bad mother
extrasensory perception
woman kills woman
quarterback
slumber party
trousers
yearbook
remade
death of title character
dark heroine
fanaticism
bloody violence
disturbing
work out
deeply disturbed person
hostility
desolation
reference to the devil
clique
graphic violence
villain not really dead cliche
abusive mother
washing
loss of control
bucket
tampon
disturbed individual
taunting
burning
sinister
abusive boyfriend
trees
opposites attract
detention
icon
symbol
matricide
gravestone
sewing machine
stars
menace
disillusionment
fright
locked door
shirt
teenage daughter
prom
generation gap
knocked unconscious
disappointment
wrath
popularity
domineering mother
redheaded woman
volleyball
principal
jacket
female psychopath
misfit
crown
outsider
bitterness
repression
abuse of power
alone
teenage love
long hair
adolescence
doubt
stabbed in the hand
forename as title
shorts
kill
outcast
menstruation
shyness
hysteria
practical joke
praying
torso cut in half
southern accent
goth
tomb
physical abuse
newspaper clipping
joy
music band
dead woman with eyes open
sin
crowd
demonic possession
telekinesis
body count
alienation
laughing
stadium
classmate
attraction
loner
attic
surprise
sibling rivalry
hit on the head
reference to satan
rose
ball
crushed to death
rejection
reverse footage
covered in blood
rampage
female killer
dead woman
homicide
forbidden love
compassion
crush
grindhouse
gossip
blockbuster
buttocks
hammer
crucifix
rage
gothic
dress
street
falling down stairs
desire
teen angst
destruction
teenage sex
underground
nerd
poem
single parent
class differences
killing
cult director
graffiti
psychic
first part
stage
schoolgirl
sadness
isolation
pig
split screen
cross
long take
gym
convertible
prank
knocked out
electrocution
locker room
stabbed in the back
screaming
danger
library
grave
graveyard
brunette
child abuse
rock band
stabbed in the chest
stabbed to death
house
death of friend
impalement
montage
stabbing
candle
bra
bedroom
f word
reference to jesus christ
prayer
classroom
bathroom
bare butt
watching tv
slow motion scene
face slap
blonde
underwear
dream
based on book
crying
fire
shower
panties
knife
title spoken by character
dancing
cigarette smoking
character name in title
one word title
based on novel
sex
blood
violence
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Carrie (2013)

Carrie (2013)

The outcast teenager Carrie White is bullied by her classmates at high school. Her mother, Margaret White, is a pious and paranoid woman that sees sin everywhere and the need of self-inflicting punishment. When Carrie has her first period, she does not understand what is happening to her and her classmates humiliate her in the changing room. The spiteful Chris Hargensen videotapes Carrie with her cell phone and posts it on the Internet. Their teacher Ms. Desjardin punishes the students, but when Chris challenges her, she is suspended and consequently is banned from the prom. Meanwhile, Carrie discovers that she has telekinesis and learns how to control her ability. Sue Snell, one of the girls that tormented Carrie, feels bad and asks her boyfriend Tommy Ross to invite Carrie to go with him to the prom to make up for what she did to Carrie. But Chris and her boyfriend Billy Nolan plot an evil prank with her friends to seek vengeance for Carrie. (Read More)

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prom dress
burning house
prom night
high school prom
high school principal
gym teacher
bucket of blood
prom king
prom queen
juvenile delinquent
party dress
pig blood
high school dance
gym class
psychic power
high school teacher
high school student
collapsing house
multiple stabbing
teenage sexuality
public humiliation
female bully
bully comeuppance
female student
troubled teenage girl
shy girl
female teacher
exploding car
surprise ending
threatened with a knife
car accident
death by falling object
menstrual blood
teenage prankster
cracked mirror
inferiority complex
dead teenager
paranormal phenomenon
overprotective parent
cruel joke
teen love
psionic power
villainess played by lead actress
death of title character
deeply disturbed person
hostility
clique
washing
bucket
tampon
disturbed individual
taunting
detention
matricide
sewing machine
fright
locked door
teenage daughter
prom
knocked unconscious
domineering mother
female psychopath
crown
abuse of power
long hair
stabbed in the hand
outcast
menstruation
shyness
sin
telekinesis
body count
alienation
classmate
loner
rose
crushed to death
reverse footage
covered in blood
female killer
homicide
crucifix
falling down stairs
teen angst
destruction
teenage sex
nerd
poem
single parent
stage
schoolgirl
sadness
pig
cross
gym
prank
electrocution
locker room
stabbed in the back
screaming
library
grave
graveyard
child abuse
stabbed in the chest
stabbed to death
impalement
montage
stabbing
bedroom
f word
prayer
classroom
slow motion scene
face slap
fire
shower
knife
title spoken by character
dancing
character name in title
based on novel
one word title
violence
blood
kiss
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The Loved Ones (2009)

The Loved Ones (2009)

In order to avoid a ghostly figure in the road, high school senior Brent Mitchell wraps his car around a tree, killing his father. Constantly confronted by his mother's emotional collapse after the accident, Brent escapes into a marijuana fueled world of loud metal music to block the pain and guilt. Dejected and out of sorts, he has a shot at happiness with his girlfriend Holly, a grounded, caring girl with drop dead good looks, a dream date for the high school prom. But his plans are thwarted by a disturbing series of events that take place under a mirrored disco ball, involving pink satin, glitter, syringes, nails, power drills and a secret admirer. Brent has become the prom king at a macabre, sadistic event where he is the entertainment. (Read More)

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A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976)

A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only be overcome if the boy's sweetheart can master her fear. (Read More)

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Scream (1996)

Scream (1996)

1 year after her mother's death, Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell), and her friends started experiencing some strange phone calls. They later learned the calls were coming from a crazed serial killer, in a white faced mask and a large black robe, looking for revenge. His phone calls usually consist of many questions, the main one being: Whats your favorite scary movie? Along with many scary movie trivia, ending with bloody pieces of innocent lives scattered around the small town of Woodsboro. (Read More)

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Suspiria (1977)

Suspiria (1977)

Suzy Bannion travels to Germany to perfect her ballet skills. She arrives at the Tanz dance academy in the pouring rain and is refused admission after another woman is seen fleeing the school. She returns the next morning and this time is let in. She learns that the young woman she saw fleeing the previous evening, Pat Hingle, has been found dead. Strange things soon begin to occur. Suzy becomes ill and is put on a special diet; the school becomes infested with maggots; odd sounds abound; and Daniel, the pianist, is killed by his own dog. A bit of research indicates that the ballet school was once a witches' coven - and as Suzy learns, still is. (Read More)

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The Devil's Rejects (2005) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976)

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family (a.k.a. The Devil's Reject) and they arrest mother Firefly, but Otis B. Driftwood and Baby Firefly escape from the siege. Tiny is wandering nearby the house and also escapes. Otis and Baby call their patriarch, the mad clown Captain Spaulding and they schedule to reunite at an isolated motel in the desert. When Otis and Baby arrive, they kidnap two families of singers, using sadism and violence against the harmless persons. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell promises to capture and kill the runaways, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, the Deputy George Wydell. (Read More)

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

40 years ago, five youths on a weekend getaway in the Texas countryside fell prey to a butcher in a mask made of human skin and his cannibalistic family, and horror cinema would never be the same. Violent, confrontational, and shockingly realistic, director Tobe Hooper's THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE terrified audiences in a way never thought possible when it was unleashed on a politically and socially tumultuous America in 1974. Facing a storm of controversy, censorship, and outcry throughout its troubled release, this masterpiece of horror has stood the test of time to become a landmark motion picture and cultural milestone. To celebrate the film's 40th anniversary and its enduring ability to scare audiences both new and old, Dark Sky Films proudly presents THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE in an all-new 4k digital transfer and with a newly created 7.1 surround sound mix supervised by Tobe Hooper. Get ready to experience fear in a whole new way. (Read More)

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Halloween (1978) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976)

Halloween (1978)

The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st 1978 besides Myers' psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it'll be too late for many people. (Read More)

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Vampire Academy (2014)

Vampire Academy (2014)

Rose Hathaway is a dhampir, half-vampire and half-human, who is training to be a guardian at St Vladimir's Academy along with many others like her. There are good and bad vampires in their world: Moroi, who co-exist peacefully among the humans and only take blood from donors, and also possess the ability to control one of the four elements - water, earth, fire or air; and Strigoi, blood-sucking, evil vampires who drink to kill. Rose and other dhampir guardians are trained to protect Moroi and kill Strigoi throughout their education. Along with her best friend, Princess Vasilisa Dragomir, a Moroi and the last of her line, with whom she has a nigh unbreakable bond, Rose must run away from St Vladimir's, in order to protect Lissa from those who wish to harm the princess and use her for their own means. (Read More)

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Prom Night (2008)

Prom Night (2008)

Donnas senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, one of magic, beauty, and love. Surrounded by her best friends, she should be safe from the horrors of her dark past. But when the night turns from magic to murder there is only one man who could be responsible, the man she thought was gone forever. Now, Donna and her friends must find a way to escape the sadistic rampage of an obsessed killer, and survive their Prom Night. (Read More)

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Freddy Vs. Jason (2003)

Freddy Vs. Jason (2003)

It's been nearly ten years since Freddy Krueger terrorized people in the dreams, and the towns folk want to keep him erased from their memory. Freddy still has one more plan on getting back to Elm Street. He resurrects Jason Voorhees and sends him off to kill. The more bodies which fall to the ground, the stronger in which Freddy becomes. This is until, Freddy realizes that Jason isn't going to step aside easily, and must be taken down himself. (Read More)

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The Prophecy (1995)

The Prophecy (1995)

"Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it. (Read More)

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A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976)

A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His intention is to be "born again" into the real world. The only one who can stop Freddy is his dead mother, but can Alice free her spirit in time to save her own son? (Read More)

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Cabin Fever (2002)

Cabin Fever (2002)

The college friends Paul, Karen, Bert, Marcy and Jeff rent an isolated cabin in the woods to spend a week together. When they arrive, a man contaminated with a weird disease asks for help to them, but they get in panic and burn the man, who falls in the water reservoir and dies. The whole group, except Karen, makes a pact of drinking only beer along the week without knowing where the dead body is. When Karen drinks tap water and gets the disease, the group begins their journey to hell. (Read More)

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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976)

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children of his hometown, and seeks to escape its confines to hunt fresh prey. To this end, he recruits the aid of his (previously unmentioned) daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origin of her father's powers and meets Dad head-on in a final showdown (originally presented in 3-D). (Read More)

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Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

Barbra and Johnny visit their father's grave in a remote cemetery when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbra manages to get away and takes refuge in what seems to be an abandoned farm house. She is soon joined by Ben who stopped at the house in need of gas. Beset by the walking dead all around them Ben does his best to secure the doors and windows. The news reports are grim however with creatures returning to life everywhere. Barbra and Ben are surprised when they realize there are 5 people hiding out in the basement: Harry, Helen and Judy Cooper; and a young couple, Tom and Judy. Dissensions sets in almost immediately with Harry Cooper wanting to be in charge. As their situation deteriorates, their chances of surviving the night lessen minute by minute. (Read More)

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Christine (1983)

Christine (1983)

In 1957, in Detroit, a red Plymouth Fury is built and is the cause of two accidents, one of them fatal, still in the assembly line. Twenty-one years later, the outcast and bullied nerd Arnold "Arnie" Cunningham is getting a ride with his best and only friend Dennis Guilder and he sees the wrecked car for sale in a garden. Arnie immediately falls in love with the car. The car was given the name Christine by its first owner. He brings the car to a repair shop of the despicable Will Darnell and works hard to restore the classic car. While he works in the restoration, he changes his personality to a cocky teenager and he dates the most beautiful girl in the high-school, Leigh Cabot. Soon Arnie becomes selfish and jealous of the supernatural Christine that kills everyone that is a threat to them. (Read More)

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Scream 2 (1997)

Scream 2 (1997)

Two years after the events of Scream, Sidney Prescott and Randy are attending Windsor college. They are trying to get on with their lives...Until a new Ghostface killing spree begins. With the help of Dewey and Gale, Sidney must find out who's behind the murders. As the body count goes up, the list of suspects goes down. (Read More)

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Final Destination (2000) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976)

Final Destination (2000)

Alex is boarding his plane to France on a school trip, when he suddenly gets a premonition that the plane will explode. When Alex and a group of students are thrown off the plane, to their horror, the plane does in fact explode. Alex must now work out Death's plan, as each of the surviving students falls victim. Whilst preventing the worst from happening, Alex must also dodge the FBI, which believes Alex caused the explosion. (Read More)

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The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist (1973)

A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother's terminal sickness. And, book-ending the story, a frail, elderly priest recognizes the necessity for a show-down with an old demonic enemy. (Read More)

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Flatliners (1990)

Flatliners (1990)

Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure. (Read More)

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P2 (2007)

P2 (2007)

The story centers on a corporate climber who gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.

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High Tension (2003) is one of the best movies like Carrie (1976)

High Tension (2003)

Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, slaughters Alexia's family--including their dog--and kidnaps Alexia. Marie hides from the criminal and tries to help the hysterical and frightened Alexia, chase the maniac, and disclose his identity in the end. (Read More)

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The People Under The Stairs (1991)

The People Under The Stairs (1991)

The People Under the Stairs is the story of a young boy (Fool) from the ghetto and takes place on his 13th birthday. In an attempted burglary (along with two others) of the home of his family's evil landlords, he becomes trapped inside their large suburban house and discovers the secret of the "children" that the insane brother and sister have been "rearing" under the stairs. (Read More)

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A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

Picking up where the original Nightmare left off, Nancy has grown up and become a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy. She meets a group of children at a local hospital facing Freddy Krueger, the same demon she once encountered in her sleep. One of them is Kristen, who has the power to draw other people into her dreams. Working with a male doctor assigned to the case, Nancy helps the kids realize their special abilities within the nightmare world. When Freddy captures one of her charges, she leads a rescue attempt into Krueger's domain, in hopes of putting his spirit to rest once and for all. (Read More)

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