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Team “Carrie 1976,” All the Way!

“They’re all going to laugh at you.”KL_CarrieCov2012_600x600

It’s one of my favorite lines from the original Carrie from 1976. Our main character’s religiously obsessed mother insists her daughter will be ridiculed at her high school prom. Not only was that a foreshadowing of the events that followed in the film, it could also be applied to the reaction the new 2013 adaptation of the film, starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, received from critics. This is my take on it.

I had previously written a post, “Carrie, 1976 & Now”, in which I mentioned what could be the positive of remaking an already well-made film. I never expected it to be better than the original, but I sure as hell didn’t expect it to fail so miserably.

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Carrie, 1976 & Now

Who doesn’t know the name Carrie?

Brian de Palma‘s adaptation of the Stephen King novel was released as a feature film in 1976, starring Sissy Spacek who scared the bejeezus out of us with those crazy eyes. Picture 5

Since then, there have been other releases: a sequel, a made-for-TV film, and even a broadway musical–none of which I can rave about. But this October, another adaptation is set to be released in theaters, and this time Chloë Grace Moretz gets to sport the pig’s blood.

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In this latest adaptation…

  • Definitely better effects. Duh! I mean, just compare the two trailers.
  • More of Carrie White as well. Her thoughts, her feelings.
  • More telekinesis.

And in regards to the leading lady–
I love her, but might she be too cute (too pretty even) to play the part? I’m not sure she can creep me out the way Sissy still can.

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