Michael Gibson
December 23, 2012 at 05:00 AM EST

Carrie

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
92 minutes
Wide Release Date
10/18/13
performer
Judy Greer, Julianne Moore, Chloe Grace Moretz
director
Kimberly Peirce
distributor
Sony Pictures Entertainment
genre
Horror
We gave it a B-

Carrie White in her prom dress, streaked with blood: It’s one of those indelible cinematic images that are harder to scrub from your mind than, well, blood from a prom dress. Sissy Spacek played the bullied telekinetic schoolgirl in the1976 film adaptation of Stephen King’s debut novel, but in director Kimberly Peirce’s modernized, more character-focused remake the role belongs to Chloë Grace Moretz. The young actress has previously played girls dangerous beyond their years in films like Kick-Ass and Let Me In, but never one as tragic as Carrie, whose tormentors include a religious mother (Julianne Moore) and the cruel high schoolers who douse her in blood. ”We only have, like, four chances to get it right,” Moretz says of the infamous scene. ”Because that stuff stains your hair.”

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