Directed by Brian De Palma
Starring: Sissy Spacek and Amy Irving, John Travolta
Based on a novel by Stephen King, Carrie is in turn humorous, scary and heart rending. It is now recognized as a classic and has spawned many teen horror imitations. High school girls played by Amy Irving (in her film debut), P.J. Soles, and Nancy Allen seek to get vengeance on fellow student and telekinetic Carrie White (Sissy Spacek), after they get in trouble for tormenting her. Piper Laurie plays Carrie’s mom and does a magnificent job. John Travolta shines as one of the girls’ beer-guzzling boyfriends.