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It looks like it's time to destroy another prom.
Hit-Girl makes for quite the firestarter (wait, wrong movie) as Stephen King's woman scorned in "Carrie," the latest cinematic version of the old chestnut about a girl who can make things explode with her damn mind.
Hollywood keeps casting hotties as King's ugliest duckling, and this time we've got Chloe Moretz (who's growing up way too fast) as the high school student tormented by both her bullying classmates and her ultra-religious nutjob mama (Julianne Moore). We get a few highlights from Moore's deliciously over-the-top performance, though the trailer mostly focuses on the modern special effects technology that makes Carrie seem like a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
This supernatural revenge melodrama — and its iconic imagery — is so engrained in our pop culture consciousness that director Kimberly Peirce's new adaptation seems unnecessary at best. However, there are pleasures in this new version that transcend its inherent irrelevance — really, you need only say "Hit-Girl as Carrie" and it's movie magic.
Check out the trailer above, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. "Carrie" opens Oct. 18.
WARNING: Somewhat NSFW.
Once upon a time (read: the '80s), movie fans could count on the fact that at some point, someone in the movie would randomly drop trou or rip off their shirt for no apparent reason whatsoever. And frankly, it was great. After all, why worry about things like plot or character development when you can have some good old-fashioned gratuitous nudity instead? Get More »
It ain't easy being a kid. And it's especially not easy being a kid who is growing up in the public spotlight like, say, Chloe Grace Moretz is. Just think about all the awkward, embarrassing moments of your own youth and then imagine them being plastered across the internet. Rough business.
So we can only imagine how gratifying it must have been for Moretz to step into the iconic role of Stephen King's "Carrie" and get a chance to enact some much deserved psychic payback against everyone who ever posted a nasty tweet about her.
Payback which you can get a first look at right here thanks to the new "Carrie" teaser. Get More »
Whenever a movie studio announces plans for another remake, the reaction among fans and pundits is always the same: Hollywood doesn't have any new ideas.
But we like to look on the bright side of things, which is why we're so happy when we hear of a cool remake or reboot. Hey, who needs new ideas when there are already so many great old ideas waiting to be rediscovered?
With that in mind, we've compiled a list of 50 — that's right, 50! — upcoming Hollywood remakes that tickle our fancy. Because if these films were good the first time, you never know, you might just enjoy them even more the second time around. Get More »
Every thirty-odd years a classic horror film deserves a remake—right? While we were initially skeptical of a reboot of the 1976 hit "Carrie," the latest casting news is forcing us to reconsider. Because after locking down ingénue Chloe Moretz to play the titular teen, the powers-that-be are circling Julianne Moore for the role of her mother.
As Total Film reports, the studio is currently "speaking closely" with the four-time Oscar nominee to play the fundamentalist Christian who uses some untraditional parenting techniques to try and control her telekinetic offspring.
If the new version stays true to the original, Moore will spend a good part of her time making Carrie's life a living hell (even more than yours did). Haven't seen it? Trust us. Get More »
Chloe Moretz is an old hand at the horror genre by now, but now she's really getting into the gore by signing on for the eponymous role in "Carrie."
Although there's been a sequel, a TV movie, a remake and even an off-Broadway musical about our favorite telepathic teen, MGM started the wheels turning on a remake last spring. "Carrie" author Stephen King offhandedly suggested Lindsay Lohan for the lead back in 2011, but the studio and director Kimberly Peirce reportedly (and wisely) had their beating hearts set on Moretz from the get-go.
Sissy Spacek snagged an Oscar nom for her blood-soaked performance in the original. Piper Laurie, the go-to actress for terrifying mothers on film, played Carrie's hyper religious mom who reprimanded her for showing her "dirty pillows" in her prom dress. It will be interesting to see who they cast for that juicy role. Get More »
It all started with a comment made by Master of Horror Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly, referring to the upcoming remake of "Carrie," the 1976 Brian DePalma film version of King's first novel.
King wasn't that jazzed about it unless the film could be directed by David Lynch or David Cronenberg. But a new Carrie? That got him thinking. "Lindsay Lohan as Carrie White… hmmm," he remarked. "It would certainly be fun to cast."
So NextMovie asked the original Carrie -- Sissy Spacek -- what she thinks about Lindsay Lohan reprising the role she made famous.
"I read about it and I was very flattered because they ran a picture of me and of Lindsay Lohan," Spacek said at this weekend's press junket for "The Help." "I was like, 'Oh my God, she's really a beautiful girl' and so I was very flattered. I was also flattered that they were casting someone to look like me instead of the real Carrie described in the book. It's gonna be real interesting." Get More »
Prom's totally going to be ruined again.
Carrie White, the high school girl who was tormented by her fellow students and ultra-religious mother until she set them all on fire with her awesome telekinetic powers, is rising from the grave, according to Heat Vision.
MGM and Screen Gems have teamed up for a remake of "Carrie," the 1976 horror hit directed by Brian De Palma and starring Sissy Spacek as the young woman scorned. Get More »