Throwback Thursday: Carrie (1976)

Carrie 1976A young, abused and timid 17-year-old girl discovers she has telekinesis, and gets pushed to the limit on the night of her school’s prom by a humiliating prank.

Director: Brian De Palma
Writers: Stephen King (novel), Lawrence D. Cohen (screenplay)
Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving

Brian De Palma, better known for a movie that you may have heard of before – Scarface, directed Carrie in 1976 based off of Stephen King’s novel. Carrie stars Sissy Spacek in her first major movie role, and also features actors such as John Travolta, William Katt and genre favorites Piper Laurie, Betty Buckley and P.J. Soles. With the upcoming remake coming out soon, this seems like a nice pick for this week.