Excerpt: Was anyone asking for a remake of Carrie , the 1976 film by Brian De Palma horror classic? This remake goes back to the original source, attempting to re-imagine Stephen King’s iconic novel for 2013. That is a noble goal but this update is a miss-fire on many levels, from the questionable performances by its stars to an awkward script.
Excerpt: In Carrie , the latest “reimagining” of Stephen King’s career-launching revenge fable, Chloë Grace Moretz slips into the blood-soaked prom dress of the title telepath, transported out of the ’70s and into a new era of Internet-abetted cruelty. On paper, the casting makes sense: Moretz, of Let Me In and the Kick-Ass movies, has the proper temperament—an ability to turn on a dime from adolescent innocence to volcanic rage. (Plus, she looks great drenched in viscera.
Excerpt: Brian De Palma ’s "Carrie," based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, is one of the benchmark horror films of American cinema. Unlike some other horror films of this time, such as "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (1974), "The Evil Dead" (1981) or "Day of the Dead" (1985), the gore is kept at a minimum. In fact, aside from the finale, there’s none to speak of.