Carrie Movie Remake: She’s Back!

“Brian De Palma’s “Carrie” is an absolutely spellbinding horror movie, with a shock at the end that’s the best thing along those lines since the shark leaped aboard in “Jaws,” wrote film critic Roger Ebert.” It’s also (and this is what makes it so good) an observant human portrait. This girl Carrie isn’t another stereotyped product of the horror production line; she’s a shy, pretty, and complicated high school senior who’s a lot like kids we once knew.”

“When the idea came up I thought, ‘I love Brian. I love Brian’s movie,”  Kimberly Peirce the director of the new remake of Carrie commented. The remake was based on the 1976 film of the same name directed by Brian De Palma. Carrie will be released on October 18th.

Director Brian De Palma filmed the first ever Carrie 37 years ago. With actress  Sissy Spacek as the main character, an unpopular  who attends her senior prom, and is  pranked when she is being announced as prom queen.  Carrie unleashes her telekinetic powers and attacks her classmates.

Now 37 years later the remake of Carrie was filmed in Toronto. Carrie was played by a 16 year old actress named Chloe Grace Moretz. Carrie has a religious mother played by a 52 year old actress named Julianne Moore.

Moretz commented, “My first thoughts when I heard that the studio would be remaking “Carrie” were , ‘Oh God, what does that entail? What type of remake is it going to be? Is it going to be a real beautiful movie or something slasher-y and tentpole-y?”

  Carrie was based on the 1974 book written by Stephen King. Carrie was the first  of his novels to be adapted to film and television. When Carrie turned into a movie it was a critical and box office success in the United States, grossing 33.8 million when the budget was 1.8 million.