Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Carrie: Being Remade, Again?

Carrie (1976) is a classic cult horror film and novel, spawned by the twisted mind of Stephen King. It's because of its greatness, both on a horrific level and an impressive and believable character portrayal by Sissy Spacek, that it has been remade twice already, once in 1988 and then again in 2002 for TV. Another remake is not necessary, especially if it's going to turn into something utterly terrible, like Halloween (2007) and Nightmare on Elm Street (2010). 

It's not the actors' fault for the awfulness portrayed in the Halloween or Nightmare on Elm Street remakes, it was the screenplays! Halloween was more about being disgustingly gory, which is just sick to watch, not scary. Nightmare on Elm Street was too corny and went too far with Freddy being a pedophile that abused the kids before he decided to haunt their dreams and kill them. Rooney Mara and Jackie Earle Haley are obviously too awesome at acting to be blamed for the crap that went down in that film.

Maybe the remake of Carrie won't be crap, but given the countless amount of shitty horror remakes, (other than Halloween (2007) and Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)) look at The Omen (2006), Friday the 13th (2009) and The House of Wax (2005), we shouldn't get our hopes up. It's better to be pleasantly surprised by a spectacular remake than morbidly disappointed by one. They have cast Chloƫ Moretz as Carrie and she's a fantastic actress. We shall see, we shall see.


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