First Trailer for CARRIE

I usually take advantage of Halloween by using it as an excuse to go back and watch a few classic horror films I was too young or not alive to see when they were first released. Such was the case this past Halloween when I first experienced Brian De Palma's 1976 version of Stephen King's debut novel. Originally, the latest incarnation of King's story was set to hit theaters last month, but the studio decided to push the release back to a more suitable October time slot. On the eve of the theatrical release of the new Evil Dead, a full length trailer for Kimberly Pierce's (Boys Don't Cry) Carrie has debuted and though it seems to give away a bit too much it still manages to pique my interest to see what changes they've made as well as how this interpretation might be different. I enjoyed De Palma's film well enough though didn't see it in the time frame to likely appreciate it the way most do so I am rather excited to see a contemporary telling of this story especially as bullying in school is a hot topic at the moment and director Pierce clearly has some experience in documenting and finding the truth and relevance of these subjects. Throwing in the supernatural element, the stylized look of the abilities Carrie slowly learns to develop and a cast that features not only Chloe Grace Moretz in the lead, but Julianne Moore as the eccentric mother and you can count me in. I don't like that the trailer seems to give away almost every beat of the screenplay and that some of the more iconic moments from the original film are spoiled here, but I optimistically assume there is still plenty being held back and that this new vision of Carrie will prove to be just as memorable and frightening as its predecessor. This re-make also stars Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Ansel Elgort, Alex Russell, and Gabriella Wilde. Carrie opens on October 18th. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.


Synopsis: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloe Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.