I personally am a HUGE fan of Stephen King. I own every book he's ever written or had anything to do with. For the most part, I'm not a "fan" of his movies, I'd rather read the books and use my own imagination to play the movie in my head, so to speak. The whole reason I even started to read SK books was because I saw "Carrie" 1976 on tv and it scared the crap out of me and my mom said, you know that's a book...that's all it took and since then - HUGE SK fan right here! I watched this with an open mind, trying not to do the "well that's not how it was in the original" thing. For the most part, that worked...however!!! There are certain things you just can't ignore, can you say CHEESY Special FX!? They were HORRIBLE, not to mention the ending - what was that??? And I'm sorry, but NO ONE can do Billy Nolan like John Travolta did. AND Piper Laurie was MUCH better as the psycho religious mother. I was very disappointed and upset for missing other, better shows to watch this piece of crap remake! There are just some things that are better left alone: Carrie, Psycho, Vertigo, A Nightmare On Elm St., Friday the 13th...Nothing! can beat the original!