We haven’t been this excited about a remake since the CW announced the Angela Lansbury reboot, Murder, She Blogged. But today, our fanatical prayers have been answered as Carrie hits the big screen. Again.
But this one’s inspired. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz (above) as the telekinetic teen with a fanatically religious mother (Julianne Moore), director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) brings the terror to the screen in a big way, staying true to the original movie and Stephen King novel, but infusing it with a modern sensibility.
Moore is delightfully creepy as the overprotective mom with a crucifix for every occasion and we’re glad she was given so much screen time.
Of course, it’s the pivotal revenge-against-her-bullies prom scene that really gets us excited because how fun would it have been to set our own bullies on fire with just the power of our mind? This segment remains one of the most iconic pieces of cinematic imagery and the update holds its own beautifully.
Well, as beautifully as possible with gallons of pig blood, unholy screams and human dismemberment.