* Carrie Fisher was origionally supposed to do Carrie and Sissy Spacek was going to to Princess Leia in Star Wars. Fisher wouldn't do the new scene involved so Spacek traded roles with her.

* Many scenes were cut out of the original screenplay: a scene where Carrie is a little girl (see deleted scene in the contents section), a scene where Chris tells off Sue for not sticking up for her in gym class and a scene between Sue and Tommy talking about Carrie.

* The prom scene is different in the second draft of the screenplay. In this version, the judgeing of the prom king and queen were tied and they had to do a second vote. Also Carrie and Tommy are sitting on the thrones when the blood hits them as apposed to standing like they were in the films final draft.

* The end of Carrie in the second draft of the screenplay has Carrie holding her dead mother using her telekenisis to take down the White's house as she turns and sees Sue standing in the doorway shocked. Carrie screams at her to 'get out' as Sue runs down the street, looks back as the White home falls into the earth.

* Sissy Spacek slept in the "pigs blood" for three full days so that it would look exactly the same in each scene....

* Director Brian De Palma originally wanted Sissy Spacek to play the role of the teenage super bitch Chris Hargenson, until Spacek walked in to the screen test wearing an old dress her mother made for her when she was younger. She looked so 'mousy' that De Palma immediatly cast her as Carrie....

* For the last scene, Spacek herself was buried under the rubble. She recalls that it was claustrophobic, but also exciting. She says "The funny thing to me in that scene is that here's Amy Irving just looking so beautiful and serene, and here I am buried with my hand sticking up...I love that scene."

* Betty Buckley, who plays the gym teacher in the film, went on to star as Carrie's mother in the ill-fated Pitchford/Gore musical version of Carrie. The song "When There's No One" from the show is included on Buckley's Sterling records release "Children Will Listen." No official cast album exists, although several unofficial recordings have been made....

* The name of the high school is Bates High, a reference to Norman Bates of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960)....

* The dream sequence in the movie's finale was film backwards. Sue (Amy Irving) walked backwards down the sidewalk. When projected forward, it has a very eerie dreamlike appearance.

* In the alternate tv version of Carrie, it opens with a reshot pan across the girl's locker room with everybody (especially Nancy Allen who's fully nude in the theatrical version) wearing at least a bra and panties. Later on, a couple replacement angles are used in the scenes with John Travolta and Nancy Allen in the car (to cover up the cutting of bad launguage). Unfortunataly, this version is out of circulation today and recent WTBS and TNT showings show the film with launguage, violence and nudity very poorly edited out.