Home Movies News From 1976 to 2013 the soul of ‘Carrie’ still lives. Learn more about her maker
From 1976 to 2013 the soul of ‘Carrie’ still lives. Learn more about her maker

From 1976 to 2013 the soul of ‘Carrie’ still lives. Learn more about her maker

Chloë Grace Moretz as Carrie (2013)
Chloë Grace Moretz as Carrie (2013)

There’s no denying that on a November night on 1976 the genre of Horror / Suspense was changed for ever when the original ‘Carrie’ was released.  What you may not know is that ‘Carrie’ was the first of Stephen King’s novels to be adapted for film and television. Nearly 38 years later, the soul of Carrie is still with us.

Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on the 1974 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Lawrence D. Cohen.

The original plot revolves around Carrie White (Sissy Spacek), a socially outcast teenage girl who suffers frequent abuse from her religious mother Margaret (Piper Laurie) and classmates, especially Chris Hargensen (Nancy Allen). Carrie discovers early in the story that she possesses latent telekinetic powers that seem to manifest when she becomes angry or otherwise distressed.

So what will the remake be adding to the original story you ask? I guess you will just have to wait for our Review of the film on Oct. 18th.

Than being said,  we thought of giving you a deeper look on who Stephen King is and his accomplishments, including a list of all of King’s adaptations to film. Let’s begin…

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books. King has published 50 novels, including seven under the pen-name of Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books. He has written nearly two hundred short stories, most of which have been collected in nine collections of short fiction. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine.


King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Society Awards, his novella The Way Station was a Nebula Award novelette nominee, and his short story “The Man in the Black Suit” received the O. Henry Award. In 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his whole career, such as the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (2004), the Canadian Booksellers Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2007) and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America (2007).

Theatrical and straight-to-video releases

  • 1976 Carrie (based on the novel from 1974) and 1988 Broadway musical later adapted to a 2012 Off-Broadway Revival
  • 1980 The Shining (based on the novel from 1977)
  • 1982 Creepshow (consists of five short films; one is based on the short story “Weeds” from 1976, one is based on the short story “The Crate” from 1979, and King wrote the rest specifically for the film)
  • 1983 Cujo (based on the novel from 1981)
  • 1983 The Dead Zone (based on the novel from 1979)
  • 1983 Christine (based on the novel from 1983)
  • 1984 Children of the Corn (based on the short story from 1977)
  • 1984 Firestarter (based on the novel from 1980)
  • 1985 Cat’s Eye (consists of three short films; one is based on the short story “Quitters, Inc.” from 1978, one is based on the short story “The Ledge” from 1976, and one was written specifically for the film)
  • 1985 Silver Bullet (based on the novella Cycle of the Werewolf from 1983)
  • 1986 Maximum Overdrive (based on the short story “Trucks” from 1973)
  • 1986 Stand by Me (based on the novella The Body from 1982)
  • 1987 Creepshow 2 (sequel to the 1982 film, consists of three short films; one is based on the short story “The Raft” from 1982 and the other two were written specifically for the film)
  • 1987 The Running Man (based on the novel from 1982)
  • 1989 Pet Sematary (based on the novel from 1983)
  • 1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (consists of three short films; one is based on the short story “The Cat from Hell” from 1977, and the other two have no connection to King)
  • 1990 Graveyard Shift (based on the short story from 1970)
  • 1990 Misery (based on the novel from 1987)
  • 1992 Sleepwalkers (original screenplay)
  • 1993 The Dark Half (based on the novel from 1989)
  • 1993 Needful Things (based on the novel from 1990)
  • 1994 The Shawshank Redemption (based on the novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption from 1982)
  • 1995 The Mangler (based on the short story from 1972)
  • 1995 Dolores Claiborne (based on the novel from 1993)
  • 1996 Thinner (based on the novel from 1984)
  • 1997 The Night Flier (based on the short story from 1988)
  • 1998 Apt Pupil (based on the novella from 1982)
  • 1999 The Green Mile (based on the novel from 1996)
  • 2001 Hearts in Atlantis (based on the novella Low Men In Yellow Coats from 1999)
  • 2002 Carrie (second adaptation of the novel from 1974)
  • 2003 Dreamcatcher (based on the novel from 2001)
  • 2004 Secret Window (based on the novella Secret Window, Secret Garden from 1990)
  • 2004 Riding the Bullet (based on the short story from 2000)
  • 2007 1408 (based on the short story from 1999)
  • 2007 The Mist (based on the novella from 1980)
  • 2007 “No Smoking” (based on the short story Quitters Inc.)
  • 2009 Dolan’s Cadillac
  • 2011 Children of the Corn: Genesis (sequel to the 2001 film)
  • 2012 Bike (based on the short story Stationary Bike from 2003)
  • 2013 Carrie (third adaptation of the novel from 1974)

What what we would like to see next:

  • Remake of ‘Firestarter’ (Hopefully with Drew Barrymore doing a Cameo)
  • Remake of Pet Sematary


Raymond Melendez Raymond Melendez is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief for Local San Diego Metal website sdmetal.com. Besides Heavy Metal music, Raymond is also a movie buff and Craft Beer enthusiast. Which is why he is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Popular Movie Review website 'MovieFloss.com' and Co-Founder of Craft Beer website 'BeerAlien.com'.