“They’re all gonna laugh at you!” How can we not remember the tour-DE-force performance of Piper Laurie as Mrs White, or the innocent and malevolent performance Sissy Spacek gave as the title role of Carrie. Stephen King’s classic novel of terror is coming back to the big screen and yes ladies and gentlemen, I think this is one remake to get excited for.
The story is about a young girl named Carrie, a shy an innocent girl trying to make it through high school in one piece. Even going home from school doesn’t help because at home awaits her fanatic religious freak of a mother. One little prank to Carrie at the prom causes massive destruction and even death by Carrie’s telekinetic powers to most of the town.
If you do not know the story line to Carrie then you have lived a much sheltered life. Carrie is one of the best horror films of all time, not to mention the second best Stephen King adaption (Misery comes first in my book) ever. I was skeptical to hear a remake was being made because I believe there are a few horror movies out there that should not be touched. Carrie is one of them. That was until I heard the director and some cast news.
Kimberly Peirce, who directed the sensational Boys Don’t Cry back in 1999 is directing this remake. Not only does this remake have a fabulous director, but some new casting news for Carrie and Margaret White have been released. Chloe Grace Moretz (Let Me In, Hugo, Dark Shadows), Haley Bennett (The Haunting of Molly Hartley), Dakota Fanning (War of the Words, The Runaways) and Emily Browning (The Uninvited, Sucker Punch) have all read script readings and are all up for the part of Carrie. To be honest, if one of these ladies was to be chosen, I would have to choose Chloe Grace Moretz. I mean come on. Let Me In? She was fantastic.
Also in the line up to star as Carrie’s insane religious mother Margaret White is Jodie Foster and Julianna Moore. I could see both of these wondrous actresses as the role. I mean this is awesome!! I really cannot wait to see who else they have lined up to audition for these roles.
The 1976 film is a four star horror film, Carrie The Musical was one of the biggest Broadway flops in history, The Rage: Carrie 2 should not even be mentioned, and the 2002 television version was faithful to the original novel, but lost all the horrific sense of dread from the first film. Do you think this remake of Carrie could be just as good as the original? I guess we shall have to wait and see.