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Carrie (2013)

October. 16,2013
| Drama Horror

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.


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One of my all time favorites.


It's no definitive masterpiece but it's damn close.

Frances Chung

Through painfully honest and emotional moments, the movie becomes irresistibly relatable


The thing I enjoyed most about the film is the fact that it doesn't shy away from being a super-sized-cliche;


She is the basic motif to see this not bad but far to be the most inspired version of Stephen King's Carrie. It is the film for young public. Not only for the presence of the every day technology, but for the traits of teenagers films. Julianne Moore has the virtue to remind the source. And Chloe Grace Moretz - to give a decent performance for a role who preserves deep shadow of great Sissy Spacek . maybe, I am too old for enjoy this version. Who must be for the desire to serve the new expectations of public. But the basic good points of it are the performance of Julianne Moore as the mother and the invitation to read (again) the novel.


This movie wasn't a masterpiece, but it wasn't bad. I don't like it as a horror. It's not a very scary one, and the 'scary' parts were mostly gore and I didn't find it scary at all. I must say that the drama part was really good. You could feel sorry for the character and expirience the pain she did a little bit. It was also good as a psychological story. The movie shows us manny trials of a teen girl's life in an unusual and dark way. As she begins to take part in scenarios she was kept away from her whole life changes a lot. She was never dumb and crazy, but she seemed to be because of her mother being abusive and crazy. As she discovers life and that she can be happy and is strong she starts acting like she always wanted to and she does well. When it's all taken away from her in a short time after she finally gets it she becomes crazy and just breaks. It's not the best horror and nothing out of ordinary, but it shows us in a really fresh and extrem way a really harsh reality of teenagers. Sorry for my english. I'm not a native speaker.


I notice that I've become a lot more tolerant and open-minded regarding remakes of genuine horror classics! 10-15 years ago, around the time when remakes of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "The Fog" were getting released, I was fanatically against the trend and even encouraged others to boycott all these titles. My perception gradually changed over the years. Of course I still think that Brian DePalma's original "Carrie" is a powerful genre landmark and that another remake is completely unnecessary, but if that's what it takes to attract new & younger audiences, then so be it. I even daresay the 2013 version is fairly enjoyable, mostly thanks to a very solid & plausible performance by Julianne Moore and a surprisingly big amount of bloody murders and explicit make-up effects. This 2013 remake is almost identical to the 1976 original, except that the script is updated with typical post-Millennium atrocities. When poor Carrie White hysterically panicked for getting her very first menstruation at school in 1976, she got laughed at and bullied by the other girls in the shower. In 2013, she gets laughed at and simultaneously filmed by a dozen of smartphones, so that afterwards she gets cyber-bullied yet again on the internet. As I said, "Carrie" is a reasonably good film and I'm trying to be mostly positive, but there are nevertheless a few unforgivable mistakes here. First and foremost, the casting of Chloë Grace-Moretz. She certainly isn't a bad actress, but she's far too attractive and trendy to depict the unique titular character. Regardless of what pitiable clothing she wears or how pale her skin looks, this natural born cute girl simply cannot pass for the timid, introvert and religiously oppressed ugly duckling Carrie White! I know I'm sounding like a dinosaur again, but Sissy Spacek was phenomenally well-cast in the original for her looks and charisma, whereas here it's the other way around. Secondly, and this perhaps largely the achievement of Sissy Spacek also, the 1976 Carrie somehow remained a "human" and a "victim" when she went on her murdering rampage after the pig-blood incident at the prom. 2013 Carrie seemingly transforms into a sort of mean and unstoppable killer-robot, devoid of any emotion whatsoever. But hey, Julianne Moore's performance is truly impressive and arguably even more better than the almighty Piper Laurie in DePalma's original. Her depiction of the insanely religious Margaret White is intense, disturbing and genuinely petrifying. Other strong points include Kimberly Peirce's surefooted direction and the bloody carnage Carrie leaves behind at her senior prom.


This is almost exact copycat of the 1976 movie with the only difference being addition of cellphones. The director claims that she created a new version of the movie with a new interpretation instead of copying the 1976 version but this is not true at all. There was really no point in filming this movie at all. Apart from that, the movie was OK.