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The Rage: Carrie 2 is a 1999 American supernatural horror film and a sequel to the 1976 horror film, Carrie, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King and features Carrie White's half-sister Rachel Lang in the lead role. Directed by Katt Shea, the film stars Emily Bergl, Jason London, Mena Suvari, J. Smith Cameron, Dylan Bruno, Charlotte Ayanna, Zachery Ty Bryan, Rachel Blanchard and Amy Irving who reprises her role of Sue Snell from the previous film, the latter one being the only actress to do so. The film was released on March 12th, 1999 and received generally negative reviews from critics. The film was a box office bomb at the time of release, grossing $17 million against a $21 million production budget.

Plot

Barbara Lang paints a barrier around her living room to protect her telekinetic daughter, Rachel, from the Devil and the world. Unfortunately for her, Barbara is ordered to be locked up at a mental institution for schizophrenia. Years later Rachel, living with foster parents, talks with her best friend Lisa Parker, who has lost her virginity to Eric Stark, a football player.

The football players have a game where they sleep with girls and receive points, revealing Eric never cared for Lisa. After Eric rejects her, Lisa commits suicide. Her self-induced death reignites Rachel's dormant and strong telekinetic abilities which causes lockers to open and bathroom stalls to automatically close from a distance inside the school, whereas Rachel had been outside. Upon discovering a photograph of Lisa and Eric making out, Rachel tells school guidance counselor, Sue Snell and Sheriff Kelton that Lisa and Eric had slept together. Sheriff Kelton looks into charging Eric with statutory rape. Walter, Rachel's pet dog, is struck by a car, but Rachel flags down Jesse Ryan as he drives past. After taking Walter to an animal hospital, they get coffee. Learning that Rachel gave Sheriff Kelton the photograph, Eric and Mark Bing attempt to intimidate her into not talking. They become victims of her unusually strong telekinesis and run off when her foster parents arrive. Sue meets with Rachel. When Sue learns that Rachel is telekinetic, she brings Rachel to the site of the original high school. She tells Rachel about Carrie White and the malicious prank that was pulled on her on Prom Night that caused her to snap and cause the school to burn down, along with over 70 people killed. Rachel does not believe her when Sue tells her that she and Carrie White are paternal half-sisters from the same father, Ralph White. Jesse pursues Rachel, angering popular cheerleader, Tracy Campbell. Jesse convinces Rachel he was unaware of their attack and Rachel agrees to date him. The Senior D.A. covers up the statutory rape because of the political influence of the families of the players. Encouraged, Mark plots to humiliate Rachel for what she did to Eric. He apologizes to Jesse and offers his parents’s cabin so Jesse can spend the night with Rachel. The two share a romantic evening and Rachel loses her virginity, both unaware that a hidden video camera is filming them. After a football game, one of the players, Brad Winters and his girlfriend, Monica Jones invite Rachel to a Party at Mark's. She leaves with Monica, while Jesse is sidetracked by Tracy, who attempts to seduce him. Rachel is with Jesse's friends when the football players reveal their sex game and claim that Rachel was added to Jesse's list, making Rachel believe Jesse never cared for her. They also play the videotape and abuse her. As it triggers Rachel's telekinesis, she closes the doors and kills most of the Party goers, including Deborah Meschan and Chuck Potter. Sue takes Barbara from the mental hospital and goes to Mark's house. As Sue peers in the door, Rachel kills both Sue and Brad. Rachel later kills Monica and Eric when they try to stop her with spear guns. While distracted by her mother's voice, Mark, in an attempt to stop her, shoots Rachel with a flare gun as she falls into a pool, causing a sensor to extend the cover. When Mark makes the mistake of checking the pool, the injured Rachel pulls Mark into the pool and with the cover fully extended, uses his spear gun to free herself while he drowns. When Barbara sees Rachel's current state, she believes Rachel is possessed and flees. Rachel prays for help to die. Jesse and Tracy find the house in flames and their friends dead. When Rachel sees Tracy, she kills her without hesitation. The videotape of Rachel and Jesse is still playing, when he sees it Jesse tells her he did not know they were taped. Rachel calls him a liar as a notebook hits him, opening to the score page. Jesse says he loves her, but she does not believe him until she hears him say it on the videotape, realizing he told the truth.

When the ceiling collapses over Jesse's head, Rachel pushes him out of the way and is pinned. She tells him she loves him, and they kiss. Rachel pushes him out of the house before allowing herself to be consumed by the flames. A year later, Jesse is at King's University, sharing his room with Rachel's beloved dog, Walter. Jesse dreams Rachel approaches him in his room. When he walks towards her, she shatters into pieces.

Cast

Trivia

  • The plot is loosely based on a real-life 1993 incident in Lakewood, California, in which a group of high school jocks, The Spur Posse, were involved in a statutory rape scandal.
  • Stephen King rated it as "Acceptable".

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