Keep an eye out overhead, because things are getting a lot more like Carrie around here. Thanks to a picture posted by star John Travolta as he remembers the bloody Stephen King adaptation that helped jumpstart his career almost 42 years ago today.
The 1976 Brian De Palma horror film adapted King’s first novel with Travolta as Billy Nolan alongside Sissy Spacek’s empowered Carrie. Now, rather than a simple costume picture, Travolta gave classic horror fans a look behind the curtain as he posted a set photo from the film’s shoot.
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“I don’t think any of us could have known the life the movie would take on for decades,” the actor wrote, “or how many times we’d have to explain to our families the blood was actually corn syrup!” While nostalgia for both Travolta’s heyday and the peak of practical blood effects is rampant, CGI, Stephen King, and Carrie are here to stay.
The author continues seeing his work adapted and Carrie will likely have another remake as it heads towards its 42nd theatrical anniversary on Nov. 3.