Stephen King was paid $2500 for the film rights to Carrie. Stephen King thought Brian De Palma handled Carrie in a \"more artistic\" way than he had. But somewhere in Spacek’s teenage possessions is the glitzy headgear she sported when she was crowned homecoming queen at Quitman High School in Texas. Sissy Spacek loved to witness moviegoers' reactions to Carrie's ending. Carrie’s school, Bates High School, is yet another nod to Hitchock’s 1960 classic.