A telekinetic revenge. De Palma's first big hit remains one of his best efforts to date and a landmark film for the horror genre. Spacek, in a stunning performance, stars as Carrie, a troubled, sexually repressed high schooler who slowly realizes that she possesses incredible telekinetic
powers. Plagued with problems in school (she feels homely, and nobody likes her) and at home (her mother, Laurie--whose performance is delightfully over the top--is a religious fanatic who hates men and makes her daughter pray in a closet), she struggles to maintain her dignity and sanity. She's
finally driven over the edge when cruel classmates conspire to elect her prom queen in ...