Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) is the outsider of her class. She’s a mousy girl, all of her classmates hate her, and her mother (Piper Laurie) is a religous fanatic who walks around in a black cape. After she unexpectedly has her first period, she is teased by the girls more ruthlessly than before. The gym teacher (Betty Buckley) punishes the girls that were involved and one of them, Sue Snell (Amy Irving), feels sorry for what she did and asks her boyfriend (William Katt) to take Carrie to the prom instead of her. But another girl that has been banned from the prom, Chris Hargenson (Nancy Allen), isn’t so forgiving and hatches an evil plan with her boyfriend (John Travolta) that involves Carrie and a bucket full of pig’s blood. But what none of the students realize is that Carrie has the power of telekenisis, the power to move things with your mind, and that when you make her mad, she transforms from an innocent girl to a rage-filled monster. And this is gonna be a prom no one will ever forget.