I’m not a big horror movie fan.
It’s not that I’m afraid of those kind of stores. I swear. It’s really because I don’t find a lot of horror premises believable or even interesting. So I avoid watching those films. Since they result in frustration or disappointment for me. There are the occasional films which transcend the genre, and one of those films I believe is the original Brian De Palma version of the film CARRIE. It doesn’t hurt that the original source material is from Stephen King. But the CARRIE film also struck a chord with audiences because of the themes of anti-bullying and the dangers of being religious zealotry.
So when news was announced that CARRIE would be receiving a modern update it wasn’t very surprising, considering those same themes are more relevant now than ever before. Particularly the themes of bullying, with the use of social media one can attack another person’s character with more effectiveness and devastation than ever before.
What we see in this trailer looks like they are on the right track. Not to mention the excellent casting of Chloe Grace Moretz as the title character and Julianne Moore as her mom.
So in this case, this film will probably be the exception and I’ll go out of may way to check it out. Let’s hope that the promise to transcend typical horror film conventions is realized.
CARRIE stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort and Julianne Moore. The film is directed by Kimberly Peirce and is written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa based on the novel by Stephen King. CARRIE is scheduled for release October 18, 2013.
A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloe Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.