Stephen King and Brian De Palma both toy with fear. While the literary works of King would prove the most enthralling, who could’ve thought they’d make such a remarkable transition to the big screen? It has been some time since Carrie first found its way into the lap of De Palma and Sissy Spacek, who portrays the titular character. Horror of embarrassment seems to be a fear this trio share, and thankfully they can develop this turmoil and anxiety around public humiliation into something worthwhile, rewarding, and on the cusp of perfection. It is not often a film can come so close to the peak of its craft, but the reliance Carrie has on the actor portraying her and the director telling the story of a writer far removed from the big-screen world is enthralling to see.