The ultimate Stephen King movie. This is the first movie based on Stephen King novel, and it’s by far the best. Sissy Spacek and John Travolta are perfect. Piper Laurie, as Carrie’s mother, gives a chilling performance, which was her first movie roll since 1961’s The Hustler. Carrie, an awkward teenager with a mother who is a religious nut, discovers she has telekinetic powers. This movie is a brutal portrayal of high-school politics and director Brian De Palma turns up the tension until there is no choice for Carrie except to use her powers for revenge. Carrie is famous for it’s final scene, which De Palma got by filming a girl walking backwards, then reversing the film.
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