Release Date: October 18, 2013 Distributor: Screen Gems, MGM Director: Kimberly Peirce Screenwriter: Roberto Aguierre-Sacasa Starring: Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort MPAA Rating: R (for bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content)
The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White and her daughter Carrie. Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson, but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell, regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross, to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.
MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are bringing the Carrie remake to digital January 3rd and Blu-ray/DVD on January 14th.
Carrie is a reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë 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. Directed by Kimberly Peirce and produced by Kevin Misher, with a screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the film is a production of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Screen Gems and was released in theatres on October 18, 2013.
Kings of Horror is a month-long series in which ShockTillYouDrop.com’s Ryan Turek (@_RyanTurek) and CraveOnline’s William Bibbiani (@williambibbiani) reflect on the big screen theatrical offerings of Stephen King’s works.
Episode one began with Brian De Palma’s Carrie and, today, after many, many, many days, the series ends with this year’s remake of Carrie by Kimberly Peirce.
How have Bibbs and Turek held up after this month? Is their sanity in check? Did they like the remake? Head inside and find out!
Were you someone who thought the remake was a new “low” for the Stephen King property? Clearly you haven’t seen The Rage: Carrie 2, the subject of today’s Kings of Horror.
Kings of Horror a month-long series in which ShockTillYouDrop.com’s Ryan Turek (@_RyanTurek) and CraveOnline’s William Bibbiani (@williambibbiani) reflect on the big screen theatrical offerings of Stephen King’s works. 31 days, 31 films, 31 reviews!
The series began with Carrie and will end with the Carrie remake.
The “remake thing” has been prevalent for so long, I’ve now determined that remakes fall into two categories. There are remakes for them and remakes for us – “us” meaning the seasoned horror fans who have likely seen it all.
In the former category, you have remakes that are literally straight re-tellings with little to no differences between the original film and the redo. These are usually safely told, not taking any risks to deviate from the previously explored material and sticking to what works. They’re usually for someone not familiar with – or who have never seen – the original film. The remakes for “us” deftly embrace the tone of the original, maybe alter some things yet stay true to the heart and perhaps have something new to say.
This modern adaptation of Carrie is definitely one for “them.” It’s a beat-for-beat remake of Brian De Palma’s 1976 film starring Sissy Space and Piper Laurie, but it’s a totally harmless remake. My only major complaint is that director Kimberly Peirce misses the opportunity to put her stamp on it and make this a thoughtful commentary on modern-day bullying.
A new clip from Screen Gems and MGM’s Carrie remake has come online and can be watched below. The October 18 release stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde and Ansel Elgort.
Directed by Kimberly Peirce (Stop-Loss, Boys Don’t Cry), Carrie is a reimagining of the classic horror tale about a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
Stephen King’s very first novel to be published gets a new adaptation from director Kimberly Peirce this Friday when Screen Gems and MGM unleashes Carrie in theaters.
Adapted by Brian De Palma in the late-’70s, the new Carrie stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde and Judy Greer.
This month, ShockTillYouDrop.com met with Moretz, Peirce, Moore and Greer to talk about the making of the redo.
Inside, check out our video interview in which Peirce reveals she spoke with De Palma before should took on the directing job. Moretz, meanwhile, discusses why she connected with the character and Moore touches on the complexities of playing Carrie’s mother. All of that and more await…
With just over a week left before the film arrives in theaters, Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie has delivered a new TV spot that cuts new footage and critical praise for the film against an eerie hymn.
Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort and Julianne Moore, Carrie is a reimagining of the classic Stephen King horror tale about a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Carrie hits theaters October 18th.