‘Carrie’ Remake Coming in March [VIDEO]
Okay, this might be a confusing question, but here goes. Do you remember how old you were the first time you saw a movie you’re pretty sure you were too young to see? Well, I do. And the movie was Carrie.
It hit the big screen in 1976 and made its star, Sissy Spacek, a household word. Now, I didn’t see it in the theatre. My parents would never have let that happen. But back then, there wasn’t cable, On Demand, online streaming, DVD or Blu-ray. So once a film’s theatrical run was finished, it would show up on television usually about one or two years later.
Nowadays, more and more kids are seeing gore-fests earlier and earlier in their lives. How that’s happening, I don’t know. But I saw what appeared to be a couple of 10-year-olds in the theatre when I saw Freddy vs. Jason a few years back.
But when I was a kid, that sort of thing just didn’t happen, and everyone my age–for the most part–got much older before seeing movies like Carrie…unless, of course, they popped up on TV.
I was only 11 at the time and it seriously freaked me out. Watching Spacek stand there drenched in blood would have been more than enough. But the music was intense and the look on her face was flat-out scary.
And then, of course, there was her mother.
Yeah, 11 was a little young for Carrie. So I wonder if a whole new generation of adolescents will be exposed to the all-new Carrie when it hits movie theatres next March. Chloe Grace Moretz will play Carrie and Julianne Moore will take on the mother role. I don’t know if either will be as successful as their 1976 counterparts–actress Piper Laurie played Mom in the original and remains one of the most terrifying movie characters ever.
But the film will have a huge audience. Remakes of well-known horror movies always do well. I would imagine that interest is already being generated via the release of the movie’s first teaser trailer, which you can see right here: