The latest remake of a classic horror tale
The newest halloween movie, Carrie, came out on October 18, 2013. Based off the novel by Stephen King and the original movie from 1976, this redone horror flick was one to keep an eye on.
The movie follows a young girl, Carrie, who discovers has special powers of telekinesis, which become apparent when kids at her high school pull some mean tricks and pranks on her.
Comparing it to the original movie, the new Carrie is almost identical, only it has been revamped for the 21st century. With today’s advanced visual effects, the film was able to portray Carrie’s power in more detail and show what she is truly capable of as the book describes, creating a unique climax scene standing out from the original film.
Bullying is one of the most apparent themes of the story, but with this new version, they included the most common way of kids being bullied in this day and age, cyberbullying. Instead of simply having students mock Carrie on campus like in the original, the 2013 includes a YouTube video being posted, allowing the entire school to view Carrie’s humiliation. It also adds an element that makes this installment more relatable to teenagers of the modern day.
The cast played their roles perfectly. With lead actress, Chloe Grace Moretz playing the role of Carrie White perfectly and true to the original story, she casted audiences into the story of a poor misunderstood girl. The other performance that really stood out was of Julianne Moore, who played Carrie’s mother. Her performance captured the insanity and creepiness of the character that makes the story truly a horror flick.
My only complaint is that there is not too much to the story. It is a fairly basic storyline, but perhaps that is what makes it so great. It is predictable, but yet that helps build up the suspense even more.
Overall the movie was a thrill from start to finish. It sends audiences on an emotional rollercoaster filled with sadness, anger, and suspense.
My Rating: 4/5 stars