Horror remakes are very hit-or-miss. The 1976 version of Carrie was well-received and is still recognized as a great horror movie today.
A remake was attempted in 2002 and premiered as a TV movie. Producers changed the ending in hopes that a spin-off TV series would follow, but when the movie did not do well, the plans were dropped.
So the time has come once again to try and remake the classic Stephen King story. Chloë Grace Moretz, most famous for her role in Kick-Ass, will take the lead as Carrie. Sissy Spacek, the 1976 Carrie, was the perfect choice for the role. With her greasy hair but pretty-enough-if-you-squint appearance, she won the pity of audiences and then horrified them in the film’s climax.
Posters for the 2013 Carrie look promising, but the first trailer revealed a few differences from the original movie. Not only is Carrie pretty, she is also aware of her psychic abilities before the day of the dance. Hopefully these changes will not turn loyal fans against the remake, which comes to theaters October 18.
The trailer seems to depict a different angle of the story in their approach, and the prom scene should be something spectacular. It seems like effort was made to stay true to the original story while expanding on it a little, and that’s all you can really hope for in a remake.
You can check out the trailer for Carrie here: