) To say I was a bit trepidatious about this television adaptation of the Stephen King novel is an understatement. I kept on thinking about the horrible SHINING remake a few years ago. But it was surprisingly well done, most of it faithful to the book. And I liked the actress who portrayed Carrie White better than Sissy Spacek in the role. The big differences here, compared to the first movie, is that Carrie doesn't remember anything about using her powers, she seems almost a victim of her abilities just as she's a victim in the rest of her life. In the DePalma movie her anger was very intentional towards her laughing classmates. The only thing I didn't like was the open ending, where she survives. Perhaps because of the success of THE DEAD ZONE as a TV series, NBC got the idea to somehow turn CARRIE in to a continuing series.