• Stephen King is a prolific horror writer who has changed the genre as we know it, but could have never broken through without his novel, Carrie. 1 / 7

  • Carrie, which explores the life of Carrie White, a young girl who lives with her overbearing mother and ends up developing telekinetic powers. 2 / 7

  • Carrie, who has been relentlessly bullied by her peers in high school, exacts revenge on them on Prom night by murdering them all. 3 / 7

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  • King almost gave up on writing Carrie, but his wife Tabitha's encouragement helped him switch gears and finish the project instead of abandoning it. 4 / 7

  • There have been many adaptations of King's novel, including a sequel, a remake, TV film, and a musical. 5 / 7

  • The film, which is the origin of many modern feminist horror stories showed a different side of King. There have been talks of another remake, but regardless, Carrie never seems to go out of style. 6 / 7

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