Michael Gibson
January 03, 2013 at 08:07 PM EST

Kimberly Peirce’s remake of Carrie, starring Chloë Grace Moretz as the bloody and bullied telekinetic teen, has been moved out of the (thematically relevant) prom season and into the (also thematically relevant) Halloween season. Wrapped last September, the film was originally slated for release on March 15, but the MGM/Screen Gems production has been pushed back seven months to Oct. 18 to better capitalize on the pre-holiday horror season. That gives it a week’s head-start on the other major horror release, the now-annual shaky-cam spookery of Paranormal Activity 5.

Carrie co-stars Julianne Moore as Margaret White (originally played by Piper Laurie in Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation of the Stephen King novel) which means that Moore will have two titles releasing Oct. 18, the other being the historical fantasy film The Seventh Son. It also means a full trailer probably won’t be forthcoming anytime soon, but the following teaser debuted at the New York Comic Con a few months ago and promises plenty of vengeful carnage.


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