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Carrie (1974) was Stephen King's first published novel. The book uses false documents to frame the story of Carrie, a high school girl who after years of being bullied at both home and school discovers she has telekinetic powers.

Carrie draws strong parallels between the onset of the title character's adolesence, especially her menstruation and sexuality, and her psychic powers.

Brian de Palma directed a film version of Carrie in 1976 with Sissy Spacek as Carrie. A sequel was made in 1999, and a tv-movie remake in 2002.

A 1988 Broadway musical, starring Betty Buckley[?] in the title role, closed after only five performances and 16 previews. One of the many problems plaguing the show was a bucket of pig blood which was replaced by people dabbing red paint on the actress' face, as actully pouring stage blood on the actress would have interfered with her body microphone.

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