Excerpt: Originally slated for a March 2013 release, Carrie was delayed nearly 7 months to October. That is generally a good month for horror film. Carrie had a solid opening weekend, but had a huge drop in the following weeks (not unusual for horror films). The film is based on the novel by Stephen King and the 1976 film directed by Brian De Palma. This time Carrie is played by Chloe Grace Moretz. Julianne Moore plays her mother in this version.
Summary: This last October brought a distressing lack of horror offerings in what’s supposed to be the spookiest time of the year. Insidious: Chapter 2 opened earlier, and the newest Paranormal Activity got pushed off its customary October perch. (Heck, even Carrie was originally supposed to open this past March.) The scariest thing I’ve seen this year might be the box office performance of The Fifth Estate .
Conclusion: Oh wow! You made it this far, huh? Well, I guess there’s a reason you are here then. You’re a fan! Good! You’re in the right place! I have a pre-order link for you down below. If you are unsure of whether or not this movie should have been made in the first place, then you’re in luck too! There’s a Redbox near you somewhere and/or digital retailers that will allow you to rent this feature come Tuesday.
Excerpt: Kimberly Peirce �s remake of Carrie has been overshadowed in the media by Spike Lee�s reboot of Oldboy . Every Oldboy news piece is unleashed like a ticking time bomb that, like Carrie White, could explode at any moment.
Excerpt: Chloe Moretz tips the hand of the Carrie remake from the very beginning. The young actress who's played a tough vampire ( Let Me In ), a tough assassin ( Kick-Ass ) and a tough little French girl ( Hugo ) is the closest thing we have to an adolescent action heroine, and even if you didn't know that Carrie ends at prom with a bucket of blood and an unholy revenge, you'd guess it from Moretz's casting alone.
Conclusion: Carrie is one of Brian De Palma's best films. It's a fantastic character study that adds to the mix an element of Horror that only reinforces the plot rather than serving as the focus of the story. The story is one of despair and loss, the tale of a terribly misunderstood and mistreated young girl who only yearns for the most basic of hopes and dreams -- to be normal, to fit in, to be accepted.
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.
Conclusion: 'Carrie' is a seminal horror classic of the 1970s. Sure, the clothes and hair are dated, and Brian De Palma sometimes overdoes the stylistic flourishes to the point of overkill, but 'Carrie' still works. It's still scary and boasts a fantastic cast (especially Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie in Oscar-nominated roles). Alas, this Blu-ray just doesn't deliver. The video is OK, the audio average, and the extras woeful. Really, MGM, $39.99 for such shoddy treatment?
Summary: School was - pardon the expression - bloody, screaming hell in Stephen King's 1974 novel, and Brian De Palma's still-definitive 1977 film adaptation. The problem for Kimberley ( Boys Don't Cry ) Peirce's competent cover version is how to up the stakes? More We begin, boldly enough, with crazy Mrs White (Julianne Moore) about to plunge a pair of scissors into newborn baby Carrie, who's possessed with telekinetic powers.