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15 Stephen King Stories Made Into Films

Carrie (1976)

This story about a young girl named Carrie (Sissy Spacek) has a spot in the hallowed halls of classic horror movies. Carrie's over-protective mother shelters her so much that when she gets taunted mercilessly by her classmates, they learn that teasing Carrie is a bad idea -- the girl's got a few nasty tricks up her sleeve. The movie, which also stars Piper Laurie and John Travolta, grossed more than $33 million. This was the first film adaptation of a King story and years later, the first Broadway adaptation, too. Carrie, the musical, was one of the biggest theater flops ever, closing after just five performances and losing around $7 million.