A second trailer for Kimberly Pierce's (Boys Don’t Cry) remake of Carrie has arrived online and showcases plenty of new footage.
Alarm bells went off surrounding this movie earlier this year when its release date was moved by more than seven months. Naturally this was taken as a bad sign but lead actress Chloe Grace Moretz recently explained why additional filming was required;
"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."
The first trailer might not have inspired much confidence but thankfully this new one does a better job of selling the psychological element, and Julianne Moore is on full blown all kinds of crazy mode. Based on the book by Stephen King the original 1976 version directed by Brian De Palma and starring Sissy Spacek in the iconic role is still considered one of the best adaptations of King’s work, and one of the best horror movies ever made. So no pressure on director Kimberly Pierce then.
The central premise remains unchanged but some modern spins on the story are expected. After years suffering at the hands of school bullies and her over-baring mother, misfit teenager Carrie discovers she has psychic abilities which are triggered when she is angry or upset. Leading up to the infamous prom scene which has an emotional unstable Carrie inflict her revenge on those who have tormented her.
There’s a stigma surrounding films that have release date changes to undergo reshoots, more often than not this negative stigma is justified but occasionally we’re (happily) proved wrong with the likes of World War Z turning out to be pretty good.
Carrie is due for release October 18.