New 'Carrie' Trailer Starring Chloë Grace Moretz Gives Hope for the Remake
The Carrie remake seemed pretty destined to fail. Horror movie remakes tend to be especially shoddy, and the original Carrie already got its own terrible remake in 2002. If Carrie is already a classic that was nominated for two Oscars, how could the second Carrie remake hope to do any better?
Well, getting Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore and Boys Don't Cry director Kimberly Peirce is a start. The remake was slated to be released this past March, but the movie was pushed back to an October 18 release after it was decided some reshooting needed to be done — supposedly to give the film a PG-13 rating, but Moretz says it was because Peirce wanted more footage.
We prolonged a couple of scenes that needed to have an extra moment or an extra beat just to make it even deeper. It wasn’t about cutting anything out or trying to edit around things; it was about adding more to make the movie scarier and more intense.
Peirce says the new Carrie will be more modern and will include cyber-bullying in its storyline as well as impressive visual effects. She also said that she was able to delve deeper into the mother-daughter storyline as well as Carrie's struggles with her newly found powers.
In [the 1976] movie, she gets the powers and goes to the prom. In my version, once she gets these powers, we track how they grow and become part of her identity. I feel I was able to make a superhero origin story."
While Sony already released a trailer for the film back in April, they've re-released this new one in time for the new October premiere. And while the trailer doesn't automatically cement the new film as another horror classic, both Moretz and Moore give engaging and frightening performances, and the use of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" is a surprisingly creepy touch.