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This week sees Kimberly Peirce’s contemporary re-imagining of Stephen King’s classic supernatural novel Carrie hit theatres. The story of the tortured teenage outcast Carrie White, whose newly discovered telekinetic abilities come in handy when a bloody high-school prank goes too far, was actually the first of the legendary author’s works to be adapted for the big-screen. Brain DePalma’s 1976 Oscar-winning masterpiece is still remembered fondly and is going to be a hard one to top (or even match) for the acclaimed Boys Don’T Cry filmmaker.

So, to celebrate the UK release of the film led by Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore as her devoutly religious mother Margaret, we’ve picked out our favourite underrated film adaptations of the mind of the Master of Horror. While a “best of” list would surely of consisted of the same great titles most would expect (e.g. The Shawshank Redemption, »

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