It was here that Carrie White used her telekinetic powers to take revenge on her tormentors, but ended up igniting a conflagration within the gymnasium where the senior prom took place. Not everyone was caught and killed in the aftermath--some students survived, depending on either version of the story (the film or the novel's). One of those survivors was Sue Snell, Tommy Ross's girlfriend, and the one who suggested taking Carrie to the prom in her stead. She is the only character known to have survived all installments.
The prom is known to be the first incident in a trail of destruction that unleashed itself throughout Chamberlain, turning it into a ghost town in most installments.
Unknowni individuals poured one or two buckets of what appeared to be blood onto the top of Carrie White's head while she and Tommy Ross were on stage for the prom king and queen crowning ceremony. After members of the student body (and some of the staff) began to laugh, Carrie ran from within the gym building, only to return moments later to witness the building erupt in flames. Many say that Carrie was responsible for the fire and the deaths that resulted.Edit
Afterward, an enormous amount of collateral damage struck the city. Power lines were cut and went out of control, electrocuting many. The destruction met its head when both the school and a nearby gas station exploded, setting the town ablaze. Many fire hydrants were completely de-bolted from the ground, making it even more difficult to put out the fires. Among many deaths, the few to survived claimed that the image of a girl greatly resembling Carrie White was burned into their mind. These include those who never met Carrie.
Two of the survivors included Sue Snell, a popular student at the school, and Miss Desjardin, the school gym teacher. Four notable deaths include Chris Hargensan and Billy Nolan, who both died in a surreal car crash into a strip club, Margaret White, who died of a heart attack in her bathroom, and Carrie White, who died of unknown causes. Sue Snell faces blame from some of public who believe that Carrie was responsible for the disaster.
The event hits America hard, and pushes scientist to take the theory of Psychokinesis seriously.Norma Watson was even knocked unconscious (presumed killed) after the high-impact stream hit her face. Staff members trying to calm the student body down were electrocuted and killed, and Miss Collins was chopped in half by a basketball score board. Scores of other were killed in the inferno that followed this tragic chain of events.
About an hour into the fire, two other students, Billy Nolan and Chris Hargensen, were killed when their car seemed to slide off of the road, flip over, and explode on its own. The White residence, where Carrie and her mother resided, was found buried into the ground.
Sue Snell is the sole survivor of the prom, and suffers nightmares of Carrie as a result.
A bucket of pigs' blood tied to a rope was poured onto the top of Carrie White's head while she and Tommy Ross were on stage for the prom king and queen crowning ceremony. After members of the student body (and some of the staff) began to laugh, Carrie went into a shock-induced trance as the student council president, Helen Shyres and Miss Desjarden attempted to help her off stage. As they do, a mysterious wave pushes them back. All of the gym doors are shut as chair and tables begin to fly in the air. Eventually, a fire is started, and a drain filled with water is cracked open mysteriously and poured onto the floor. Desjardin helps several students escape, and, upon noticing the falling stadium game sign, orders the remaining students to get off of the ground. Those who don't die of electrocution. According to Desjarden's story, she and Shyres noticed Carrie standing is a daze at all the events, and witness her leave calmly as the school falls apart behind her.
Coincidentally, the entire town is stricken with disaster after the prom, and is set ablaze when a nearby gas station randomly explodes. Desjarden, Snell, and several others remain the sole survivors. Carrie White's body was never found.