Carrie ('76, Brian De Palma). Blood on a prom dress. A big hit, thanks to the last scene: Carrie's graveyard grope.
The Shining ('80, Stanley Kubrick). "Hi, honey, I'm ho-ome!" The definitive writer's-block movie -- and a great film too.
The Dead Zone ('83, David Cronenberg). Affecting melodrama about precognition.
Christine ('83, John Carpenter). A homicidal '58 Plymouth Fury. Tip-top deadpan satire.
Stand by Me ('86, Rob Reiner). Skittish, much loved, macho nostalgia. He wrote that?
The Running Man ('87, Paul Michael Glaser). Arnold Schwarzenegger on a killer quiz show. Big B.O.
Misery ('90, Rob Reiner). The definitive...