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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 99m 35s

Release date 29/11/2013

BBFCInsight Contains strong bloody horror, gore and strong language

Genre(s) Horror

Director(s) Kimberley Peirce

Cast includes Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabrielle Wilde, Ansel Elgort

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 19/11/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

CARRIE is new US adaptation of Stephen King's 1974 novel, which was previously adapted for the screen in 1976. The film follows a shy student who uses her telekinetic powers to devastating effect when she is made the victim of a cruel prank. The film is rated 15 for strong bloody horror, gore and strong language.

There are a number of scenes featuring bloody horror and gore. For example, a young woman's head smashes through a car windscreen in slow motion, with shards of glass seen protruding from her bloody face. Another female character is skewered through the arms and torso by a variety of knives, scissors and other sharp implements.

There is a single use of the term 'cocks**ker' and six other uses of strong language ('f**k').

In one scene, a teenage student unexpectedly experiences her first period whilst taking a communal shower. The distressed girl is cruelly tormented and bullied by her classmates.

CARRIE also includes an undetailed birth scene and a single sex scene, in which a man's bare back can be seen as he thrusts into a woman in his truck. The sex scene includes no nudity or strong detail.

At one point, it is implied that a pig has been stunned with a blow from a sledge-hammer, before having its throat cut. However, the film was monitored and approved by the American Humane Association (AHA) to ensure that no animals were harmed.

No-one younger than 15 may see a 15 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 rated video or DVD.


Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd.
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