April 05, 2013 | 11:10 a.m.
“Evil Dead” isn’t the only high-profile horror remake in the spotlight this weekend. A new trailer for “Carrie,” Kimberly Peirce’s remake of Brian De Palma’s 1976 Stephen King adaptation, has debuted, and the clip seems designed to detail the saga of the telekinetic teen who suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her deranged mother for viewers who might only have a passing familiarity with the original tale. We see Carrie White, here played by Chloe Grace Moretz, in high school, an outsider the subject of a great deal of torment, and we see her at home, where her overbearing mother (Oscar-nominated actress Julianne Moore) sometimes locks her in a closet to pray for forgiveness for her sins. And of course, there’s the reveal of the narrative’s central story line — the plot by a group of popular kids […]
Oct. 16, 2012 | 11:01 a.m.
It was one of the early roles that launched Sissy Spacek’s Hollywood career — now Chloe Grace Moretz appears ready to deliver an incendiary performance of her own in the upcoming remake of “Carrie.” After premiering at New York Comic Con, a very brief teaser trailer for the 2013 film is making the rounds online. The clip is long on fiery atmosphere and short on specifics: a camera swoops over burning buildings as various voices are heard talking about some kind of possibly supernatural incident, the final line pointing out that Carrie “wasn’t some monster — she was just a girl” — one, of course, who happened to live with a disturbed fanatic of a mother and who took lethal revenge on bullying classmates. “Carrie” is the first feature from director Kimberly Peirce since 2008′s “Stop-Loss,” though Peirce might perhaps […]