For those of you who didn’t already know, one of the most iconic horror films of all time is to get a remake. The movie is the Carrie (originally made 1976) and based on the book by Stephen King. This modern day adaptation will be with us 2013 with the title character being played by Chloë Grace Moretz (Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass). The film is directed by Kimberly Peirce and also stars Judy Greer, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Alex Russell, Portia Doubleday and Cynthia Preston.
I always struggled to watch this movie as it focuses so heavily on bullying at school, something which I simply detest and I will therefore struggle to watch this one too. I guess the main question is, do we need a remake?
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, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.