Lucy Sharp
Lucy Sharp asked:

Which film adaptation of Carrie do you most think is like the book? Although none can compare in my opinion

To answer questions about Carrie, please sign up.
Cracker Jill the first one. the new one is kinda off
Samuel Jota Wow, it's amazing how 90% of the people here apparently didn't even read the question and are just stating which movie is their favorite.
Jorge J Ocampo Unpopular opinion, there is a 2002 made for TV movie adaptation of Carrie starring Angela Bettis. It has cheesy dialogue and all the effects that come with a TV movie, but Bettis was phenomenal as Carrie. the 1976 is the best movie adaptation, but Angela Bettis played a better Carrie White. But the book was better in the end!
Elaina I actually thought the new movie was more accurate to the book. It added some modern touches, but particularly the ending was much more like the book. And the bit about her mother being a seamstress and all that. Both left a lot out in terms of Carrie's childhood and family history and I like that the book often took the form of looking at after-the-fact reports on telekinesis. But the ending in the book was a lot more intense and drawn out than either movie depicted.
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* The original by Brian DePalma definitely. Didn't like the remakes.
Lloyd Andrew Green The new film with Chloe was closer to the book but I hated the unnecessary ending of that movie. There was "sequel" written all over it and that spoiled it for me.
The Sissy Spacek version will always be my favorite. I feel it best captured Carrie's desperation to be accepted. It's one of my favorite horror movies. I agree with Eelaynuh that the ending of the book was more intense than either film.
I caught the 2012 off-Broadway production of Carrie in the village (not the 1988 trash that failed). It was actually pretty good but it followed the 1976 screen version more than the book.
Julie Kubica The original! (1976)
eeee brian depalmas version is way better the one with sissy .
Francesca Personally, I loved both but for different reasons. I thought the first one focused solely on the horror aspects of the story which worked very well and made that film as scary and good as it is but I slightly prefer the newer one as I felt it was closer to the novel. It had more of the same tone to it and it showed the emotion from all the characters. It was closer in terms of storyline and it even showed some exploration of the other characters like the novel does but the original film was slightly lacking in that department. Neither were as good as the book but I thought the newer movie was closer to it than the original.
Marisa Thoman Both films were great but I have to go with the new one...
Obviously they changed it to make it more modern but I feel like the technology used in 2013 adds that extra unf
Neither are as good as the book of course
Elke Koepping Brian de Palma. Nothing can get any better. Creepy end...
Abby I loved both versions.

The 2013 version added a few touches that I really liked, I think Chloe did a really great job of getting across that subtle undercurrent of anger that I remember from the novel.
Tahieuba Latif I liked both mainstream film versions. the old one had an air of eerieness and the new one for the way it was set up, working with modern times.
Baylee The first one movie but I have heard the off-broadway musical is very close to the book.
Audrey the first one...the first ones are always better!
Karen Downes Re-reading this book (again), definitely the first one, with Sissy Spacek. Paying closer attention to the character descriptions in the book, the casting was spot on.
Kolby MacLennan 2013 is closer to the novel.
Rosie_Posie_Reads I liked the first and oldest version. The one between that one and the 2014 version was just... stupid to say the least. I thought the 2014 version of Carrie just missed the mark. Either way I preferred the book but I still love watching the classic version of this tragic and twisted story! :D
Steven Swaney Ok so I have no favourites. Both films are great. If we was talking about Directing, Writing, acting and production. Sure the original maybe slightly better in my opinion. The the remake was NO WHERE near a bad film and I loved Chloe. But we are not talking about what film was better or worse in opinions. We talking about closer to the book yes? Both has it's goods... But remake is closer to the book in my opinion.
Nick Bell the new one. they excluded some scenes. but overall they surprisingly stayed close to the book. move was good
Patrick Leahy The first one has John Travolta. Accurate or not that automatically makes it perfect.
Elizabeth While the 2013 version isn't bad, the original is creepier and a lot better in my opinion.
Image for Carrie
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating

About Goodreads Q&A

Ask and answer questions about books!

You can pose questions to the Goodreads community with Reader Q&A, or ask your favorite author a question with Ask the Author.

See Featured Authors Answering Questions

Learn more