Being a teenager is hard. Being a unpopular teenager is even harder. Being an unpopular teenager who is abused by your overly religious mother can be utterly overwhelming. So some might find it understandable why Carrie White, with her newly developed psychic powers, took out an entire high school gym’s worth of kids.

How Carrie got these powers is not important – what she does with them is. More importantly how it puts her closer to the state of the Real by giving her what she wants – for people to stop laughing at her. From victim to villain, Carrie represents the person we want to be…and the person we’re scared we are.

 

 

Tune in two Fridays when I breakdown fictional characters and talk about what’s going on inside that brain of theirs. What makes us so scared of what goes bump in the night? Find out on this season of The Cine-Analyst!

About The Author

Sara Roncero-Menendez

A reporter by trade, Sara is a lover of horror, sci-fi, and all things pop culture. From indies to classics to even the strangest schlock, all movies and TV shows are fair game. She believes Batman is the most fascinating superhero, and that Silent Hill is one of the best horror franchises ever made (as long as you don't count the movies). Fun Fact: The only movie Sara will not rewatch is The Room -- once was more than enough.

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