Movie: Carrie (2013)
carrie2013“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.”

  • Release Date: 18 October 2013
  • Duration: 88 min

 

Carrie – When you think of the genre of horror stories one name that comes to almost everyone’s mind is Stephen King. The strange quirky writer has the ability to twist a story in the most unexpected ways which is why he has been successful and why his work is as accepted today as it was 30 years ago. One of his earliest and scariest stories is Carrie. At its core Carrie tells the story of a high school girl who just wants to fit in. This is exactly how 95% of us felt in high school. This was true 30 years ago and is true today. I remember watching the original Carrie when it came to cable television as I was too young to see it when it was released in the theater. It was true to the book and kept me dreaming about it for weeks. While this trailer does not show much of how the remake will be changed or how much if any of the storyline will be tweaked, it does seem to reach out to the two types of people who may watch this movie. Those who have seen the original and those who have not. For those who have seen the original this movie promises more action and “Bad-Assery”. For those new to the story it will peak their interest to know exactly what happened to make the town burn while a girl is covered in blood. I cant wait to see this one on release day!

Carrie looks like an interesting and scary movie based on a book written by Stephen King. Stephen King novels have always peaked my interest and the books which have been made into movies have been quite good in my opinion. The producers stick to King’s original tales quite well and portray the stories just as I feel should be done. I’m not much of a movie lover but most of my favorite movies are ones based on books in which I have already read. These movies based on books can be done very well but they are also done very poorly at times. The trailer for Carrie is quite short and in a way that is a good thing because it keep the viewer on their toes about what the movie is really about. It entices the viewer into wanting to know more about the movie and potentially going to check out some other sources for the movie. Which in my mind is a very good tactic that more and more producers of trailers and getting behind these days. All the trailer shows is a street which looks destroyed with multiple objects on fire all around it. As the camera makes its way down the street you eventually see the girl, presumably Carrie, covered in blood with an evil look in her eyes. In the end I would like to check out more about this movie, and possibly read the book by Stephen King to get a better idea about the movie and whether it would be worth my time and money to go out and see Carrie.

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