Steven graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications, focusing on film studies, journalism and theatre arts. Dubbed a "prolific" writer by Hollywood icon Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk, V, The Bionic Woman, Alien Nation), Steven has been honored by the Arkansas College Media Association for his story writing prowess. He has also received recognition for his dramatic writing from the Eerie, Shriekfest and Screamfest horror film festivals. Publications include: Carroll County News, Saline Courier, Forum, Echo and Moroch.
Here continues the countdown of the most influential, horrifying, disgusting and entertaining horror films over the last 125 years in chronological order. These are the must-sees! Look for 31 Days of Halloween: Horror Movie Must-Sees throughout October 2018.
Burn baby burn! This is the tale that started it all. Carrie is based on Stephen King’s debut novel which was published in 1974. Teen Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) is ridiculed by her classmates and emotionally abused by her overzealous and ridiculously religious mother (Piper Laurie).
While Carrie struggles with being an outcast, her inner strength begins to reveal a deep, previously unlocked power – telekinesis. One student, Sue Snell (Amy Irving), realizes how badly Carrie has been treated and tries to help her.
Setting up a prom date between her boyfriend Tommy Ross (William Katt) and Carrie, Sue’s good intentions become a nightmare when the class bully Chris Hargensen (Nancy Allen) lashes out at Carrie with a hateful practical joke at the school prom. Carrie’s wrath is on full display, as she unleashes her fury on the entire student body, which leaves only Sue alive.
Everyone feels like an outcast or endures a sense of not belonging, at some point in their lives. It's this theme which resonates and makes Carrie the ultimate revenge fantasy to hit the Silver Screen. The acting, narrative and elements of horror all come together in a symphony of terrifying perfection.