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CARRIE [Alternate Ending]

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CARRIE [Alternate Ending]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 100m 56s

Ratings Info Contains strong bloody horror, gore and strong language

Genre(s) Horror

Director(s) Kimberly Peirce

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

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 03/01/2014

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.


Title Information
Alternate Ending
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
100m 56s
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Components List

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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