Stephen King's high school horror thriller Carrie was brought to movie theaters in 1976. Directed by Brian De Palma and starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt, Betty Buckley, Nancy Allen, John Travolta and P.J. Soles, Carrie features Spacek as Carrie White, a maligned teenaged girl with telekinetic powers who exacts her revenge at a high school prom. Made for $1.8 million, Carrie debuted on November 3, 1976, earning two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress (Spacek) and Best Supporting Actress (Laurie).
Here are ten valuable Stephen King's Carrie movie posters and collectibles that are sure to haunt movie memorabilia collectors. "And God made Eve from the rib of Adam. And Eve was weak and loosed the raven on the world. And the raven was called sin. Say it, the raven was called sin." Piper Laurie as the religiously insane Margaret White to her daughter Carrie
Carrie One Sheet Movie Poster
A standard one sheet movie poster (27x41-inches) in very fine/near mint condition sold at auction for $34. Palisades (California) High School served as the fictional Bates High School in Carrie. The name was derived from the Norman Bates character in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960).
Carrie one sheet poster $34
Carrie Insert Movie Poster
An insert movie poster (14x36-inches) in very fine/near mint condition brought $38 at auction. Amy Irving, who plays Sue Snell, was originally slated by Brian De Palma to star as Carrie White.
Carrie Lobby Card Set
A complete set of eight lobby cards (11x14-inches) in very fine+ condition fetched a top bid of $42. Moviegoers in 1976 might have spied these terrific cards on display in theater lobbies. Friends and family of the theater owner often took them home after the movie's run.
Carrie lobby set $42
Carrie Movie Pressbook
A movie pressbook in uncut very fine- condition is valued at approximately $10-15. Carrie's promotional campaign is contained within its pages.
Carrie Mini Lobby Card Set
A complete set of eight mini lobby cards (8x10-inches) in very fine/near mint condition brought $26 at auction. John Travolta, who plays Billy Nolan, drives a boss 1967 Chevelle SS 396 in the film, which crashes after Carrie's vengeful telekinetic powers go to work.
Carrie Japanese B2 Movie Poster
A Japanese B2 movie poster (20x29-inches) in very fine condition sold at auction for $26. Carrie came to Japan on March 3, 1977.
Carrie 1976 Cinefantastique Original Art
Carrie appeared on the cover of the September 1976 Cinefantastique #601. Roger Stine's original cover art (20x15-inches) in excellent condition brought $836.50 at auction. The actual magazine originally sold for $2.50.
Carrie Cinefantastique original art by Roger Stine $836.50
Carrie Movie Stills
A collection of eight original 8x10-inch black-and-white movie stills in near mint condition sold at auction for $35. William Katt, who plays Tommy Ross, is the son of actors Bill Williams and Barbara Hale.
Carrie movie still with prom couple Sissy Spacek and William Katt, one of eight $35
Carrie Turkish Movie Poster
A Turkish movie poster (26x39-inches) in very fine+ condition brought $31 at auction. Carrie debuted in Turkey on February 9, 1981. Ghoulish poster art!
Carrie 1974 Stephen King Signed First Edition Book
Carrie by Stephen King was first published in hardcover by Doubleday & Company in 1974. A first edition in fine condition with its all-important dust jacket signed and inscribed by King brought $2,270.50 at auction. As the legend goes, King's Carrie manuscript had been rescued from the trash by the author's wife Tabitha after her husband had discarded it in frustration. Carrie is Stephen King's first published novel and it's a slim one at that – only 199 pages.
Stephen King's Carrie 1974 signed first edition $2,270.50
Stephen King's Carrie Movie Memorabilia Credits & Top Image
- All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: Carrie British quad movie poster (30x40-inches) in very fine condition $69
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