Kimberly Peirce's "Carrie" reboot was originally supposed to hit theaters back in March, but studio Sony Screen Gems pushed that morbid puppy back by several months, making its new debut date Oct. 18. That's half a year difference, which is no simple case of competitive calendar shuffling if you catch our drift. So, why such a lengthy setback in releasing the thing? Re-shoots (a.k.a. "pick-ups," "additional photography" and any other euphemism for "we effed up a few things and had to re-do 'em").
According to lead actress Chloe Moretz, these weren't your everyday film re-shoots,* oh no. For "Carrie," the second-round of shooting was meant to make the bloody film even twistier than the original film iteration of Stephen King's creepy book, adding some new material in to the story rather than just replacing a bunch of unsatisfactory shots throughout.
"We actually prolonged the film, to be honest," Moretz told Fangoria of the alterations which necessitated the cray delay.
That prolonging, she explained, involved three new scenes between Carrie and her mother Margaret (portrayed by Julianne Moore) which are meant "to make the movie even deeper and darker" — we're picturing some freaky "Bates Motel" business with that descriptor — along with lengthening other scenes for the same purpose.
"It wasn't about cutting anything out or trying to edit around things; it was about adding more to make the movie scarier and more intense," she added.
Sure, 'cause stuff like this just wasn't intense enough already, right?
*PSA: That's kinda what they all say.