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. Sissy Spacek was adamant that her own hand appear in the final scene of Carrie. Carrie’s school, Bates High School, is yet another nod to Hitchock’s 1960 classic. Stephen King would have loved to see Lindsay Lohan play Carrie.