By now high school prom horror movies are pretty commonplace, and it’s unfortunate that this remake of Stephen King’s Carrie falls into that category.
In 1976 the original film was one of the scariest films to see, but it seems that now everything has already been done, so maybe director Kimberly Peirce’s adaptation never stood a chance of standing apart from the influx of gore and psychosis that inundates viewers today.
If Carrie was an original movie without a well-known history, it would have people peering through gaps between their fingers.
Julianne Moore is on fire lately; she’s absolutely terrifying as the fundamentalist Christian mother, and Chloe Grace Moretz is brilliant as vacant-on-the-outside-tormented-on-the-inside Carrie. (AE)
BY ALEXANDRA ENGLISH