Dear horror film lovers, looks like one of my fave supernatural chillers, Stephen King’s Carrie has been revamped. And believe it or not, this remake and blockbuster skeptic right here is liking what she sees so far. King’s plot is a timeless classic: the cinderella story gone horribly wrong. I’ve always found the mix of pity and repulsion for the protagonist-antagonist to be especially interesting, which is much of why I’m a hardcore fan of Breaking Bad (oh so many things to review, so little time!).
My first point of interest is Julianne Moore. If she’s ever chosen a bad film, I certainly haven’t seen it. She’s had my respect ever since the surprisingly under-appreciated film Far From Heaven. She’s the perfect flame-haired fireball to fill the shoes of Piper Laurie as the unforgettably creepy lunatic mom. Only an actress with their talent and complexity can really nail it. In the full trailer, we can already see she’s wisely delivering the most memorable phrases (“They’re all going to laugh at you!”) in her own style.
Nextly, the film looks/feels different enough to hopefully not fall into the typical remake trap, which is to do no more than dryly mimicking the original. A remake has to have a different angle or style, to merit getting your bum into the theatre seats, am I right? Side note: loving the music. Marco Beltrami? Can’t go wrong there.
My internal jury is still out on Chloe Moretz, who has the tough job of filling Sissy Spacek‘s brilliant boots. I have a personal allergy to any actress who’s ridiculous-looking faux pout detracts from her credibility. But that being said, let’s give the young pup a chance, and see what she’s made of. From the trailer, it looks like she just might pull it off.
Carrie (2013) comes out in October, right when I’m definitely in the mood for a good Halloween spooking. I may get disappointed, or proven wrong about this flick, but so far I think it looks like a fun fright. Here’s a cool French poster I found, a teaser (god I love teasers – giggling with delight!) and a full trailer.