New ‘Carrie’ Remake Images Show Chloë Moretz as a High School Misfit

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Thanks to a release date reshuffle, the remake of classic 70s horror film Carrie isn’t out in theaters yet, despite originally being set for a March debut. On the bright side, the new October release means that horror fans will get to see it in the month of Halloween, where it will compete with Sergei Bodrov’s The Seventh Son, Paranormal Activity 5 and Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy.

That extra seven months is a pretty long wait, considering the first teaser trailer for the film was released over six months ago and we’ve already seen the first full trailer along with a number of promotional stills. Depending on how you look at it, moviegoers either have a lot of time to get excited for Carrie, or a lot of time to lose interest.

No doubt there is still at least one more trailer to come, but in the meantime Kino Gallery has revealed three new stills that show Chloë Grace Moretz in the role of the awkward, bullied teen and Julianne Moore as her overbearing fundamentalist Christian mother. Both actresses have big shoes to fill, as their roles were originally played with wide-eyed innocence by Sissy Spacek and with terrifying intensity by Piper Laurie, respectively, but these are very solid casting choices and the footage of their performances so far shows a lot of promise.

Technically speaking, the final image is a spoiler for the end of the film, but the marketing for Carrie seems to assume that everyone will, by this point, have either seen the original version or found out how it ends through “pig’s blood at the prom” references. In fact, neither Stephen King’s novel nor Brian de Palma’s film had many qualms about revealing the end of the story ahead of time; the book frames the story with accounts of the disaster so that the reader is informed ahead of time that things are going to end very badly, and the posters and trailer for the 1976 film made liberal use of imagery from the prom scenes.

Given director Kimberley Peirce’s comments about “how very relevant this material is right now,” and her promise to deliver a modernization of the story, Carrie might be one of the more risky releases of 2013. Like Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin, the story deals with a school massacre, albeit one that is executed using the somewhat non-traditional weapon of telekinesis, and there’s room for some very profound social commentary. With that, of course, comes plenty of room for a misstep, but Carrie is definitely one of the remakes to watch.

Carrie is out in theaters on October 18th, 2013.

Source: KinoGallery (via The Playlist)



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  1. have never seen the original Carrie. But for my film class the other day, we watched about 15-20 minutes of the prom scene, right up until the pigs blood dump and all the doors slam shut. The teacher shut it off right then. It got me interested in seeing it though so i might have to check it out eventually and this one to if it is good.

  2. So is Carrie the same as Let Me In in a way?

    • Well, in a way i guess that has some truth to it. They’re both reclusive but that’s pretty much where the similarities end.

  3. upto I saw the paycheck four $9688, I have faith …that…my neighbours mother was like they say really bringing in money in their spare time online.. there best friend has done this for under fourteen months and recently took care of the morgage on their place and purchased a brand new Alfa Romeo. we looked here,

    • If only Carrie had received an Alfa Romeo, all her troubles would be over.

      • AHA an idea for a sequel called Naked Blood where she transforms herself into a live video porn star, much like that neighbours mom did, with a follow up called Naked Blood 2:Bloody Naked…

  4. omg Carrie is a misfit!? total derailment of the original. this movie is going to be so terrible. the trailer itself is so bad and more comedic than anything.

    • sarcasm really doesn’t translate well to the written word.

      so… just in case:

      Carrie was a “misfit” in the book. She was a misfit in the De Palma film. Nothing wrong with her being a misfit in this one.

      The book was about bullying. That’s about as spot-on and right-here-right-now a topic as you can get. It’s the most talked about social issue affecting teens in the western world.

      • I never considered her a “misfit.” She was a social outcast, not a misfit. Misfit implies that she acts out in order to purposefully make herself an outcast. That is the opposite of what Carrie is about. She wants to be included, she doesn’t want to be the wierd girl that nobody wants to be friends with. It’s the constant antagonizing and bullying that ends up pushing her over the edge. So i’m going to disagree, Carrie was never a misfit.

        • the problem is your definition of “misfit”.
          1: something that fits badly
          2: a person who is poorly adapted to a situation or environment

          It has absolutely nothing to do with someone who “acts out to make themselves an outcast”. You mean a “rebel”. Someone who purposefully acts out to make themselves stand out or be rejected by their peer groups is “rebellious”. Most people who do that are actually perfectly capable of fitting in and easily making friends and influencing people.

          Misfit means someone who does not fit. That does not in any way, shape, or form preclude the person WANTING to fit in.

          Carrie fits the definition of “misfit” perfectly.

          So, we will agree to disagree on the dictionary definition of “misfit”. I, for one, think it “fits” perfectly the character.

  5. Burn them all Carrie!

  6. I love Chloe moretz and I’m excited for this. Was a huge fan of the original but I think it delivered a cool trailer (very revealing) but cool. And a solid cast. I’m in for sure

  7. I know Moretz and Moore are good actresses so maybe it’s just the hokey nature of the material they’re working with but this movie just looks awful.

  8. THEY’RE ALL GONNA LAUGHT AT YOU! THEY’RE ALL GONNA LAUGH AT YOU! So, apparantly people were interested in this remake? News to me. I like Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore, but I’ll probably pass on this one until it’s on HBO or something.

  9. Carrie is my favourite movie, I can watch it over and over, and have. I even love the musical version. There is something timeless and universal about her plight. And as a huge fan I can say I am waiting until October with a huge level of excitement. From what I have seen of the marketing, trailer etc they have done an amazing job and this will easily sit along side the original. Roll on October!