Take an official, bloody look at CARRIE

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If there’s one remake that has me actually intrigued, it’s the upcoming take on that Stephen King classic, Carrie. Bullying is as bad as it ever was, and this is a film that could really take advantage of that, with its tormented lead and her overbearing mother.

Chloë Moretz has been talking about the film, her character and motivations for quite a while now, but we’ve yet to see her show off that trademark prom queen look of being covered in pig blood. Until now that is.

The Entertainment Weekly pictures shows off Carrie in the crimson fall range, while her mother, played by Julianne Moore, shows off her new night-gown, carving knife and intent to do some family culling.

The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc. Brian De Palma’s 1976 film version of “Carrie” earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.

Carrie is due for an emotional and psychokinetic breakdown release, next year.

 

Last Updated: August 23, 2012

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • This is the problem with remakes: the scene where she is cover in blood was a climax to the movie – one you could only experience when you watched it (other than the film’s poster, which was a brief glimpse of the scene). With the remake it is expected to include that scene and then it’s pretty much the first major thing they use for its publicity.

    • That is the problem with remakes in general. Audiences want to be thrilled. And part of the thrill comes from not knowing what the films about to do next, from the promise of surprise.

      But remakes trade on explicitly giving you what you want to see, which isn’t necessarily what will make your enjoyment of the film any greater.

      Mainstream Films are like drugs. The audience goes because they want to experience the high they had with one film in a new film. But by robbing the film of its surprise, they take away a significant part of why audiences experience that high.

      Remakes are an attempt at giving audiences what they want but by trundling out key scenes and ideas portrayed in the original they go in the complete opposite of the intended direction

      • There are the exceptions, which manage to amplify the original into new realms. I’m specifically thinking of Alex Aja’s The Hills Have Eyes remake. But I think you nailed the whole issue on the head.

  • Noelle Adams

    Ugh, what a pointless film, trying to top perfection. Chloe looking so upset is so obvious when you compare it to Sissy’s psychological snap and her creepy, wide-eyed rigidity for the rest of the film.

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