This is going to be an interesting year for horror. Hollywood has been remaking lots of fright flicks, both classic and obscure, for decades, but 2013 sees the release of a pair of project that initially rubbed many people the wrong way because of the iconic status of the originals.
Today, Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead hits theaters, but it will be followed this fall by Kimberly Peirce’s remake/adaptation of Carrie. Will these films blow peoples’ minds and show there are still great ideas to be mined in beloved movies, or go the way of the 2010 version of A Nightmare on Elm Street?
Check out the first full trailer from the MGM/Screen Gems co-production, starring Chloë Grace Moretz as Carrie and Julianne Moore as her fanatical mother and to help you make up your mind.
Stop-Loss and Boys Don’t Cry director Peirce has said she and screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Glee, Big Love) went back to the Stephen King source material when developing this new film. The novel inspired Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation, which featured young Carrie White developing telekinetic powers triggered by the abuse of her ultra-religious mother and constant ridicule and bullying at school.
Carrie which also stars Judy Greer, Ansel Elgort, Gabriella Wilde and Portia Doubleday, opens Oct. 18.