Promotional gimmicks for the upcoming remake of Stephen King's "Carrie" including a tv spot revealed yesterday, September 27th 2013 by Coming Soon.net is causing a stir of excitement with horror fans.
The new tv spot, showing classical scenes of Carrie (Chloe Grace Moretz) revealing her abilities to her evangelical christian mother (Julianne Moore) the school kids headed by Chris Hargensen teasing Carrie in the girls' locker room, and Carrie's inevitable breakdown.
On September 21st, (Carrie's 'birthday'), the website www.findcarrie.com posted to several social media sites a phone number (1-855-522-7713) for fans to call and wish Carrie a happy birthday, with a startling message for callers on the other line.
"Carrie" was Stephen King's first published full-length novel which was immediately optioned for film, the first film starring Sissy Spacek in the title role. King had reportedly gotten so frustrated writing the novel that he tried throwing it away.
Fans owe a lot to King's wife, Tabitha who saved the transcript of the short story from the trash and convinced her husband to finish it, which he did, eventually stretching it to novel-length.
The original, starring Sissy Spacek in the title role was released in 1976 to critical acclaim and had been considered the best adaption of Stephen King's work. It had also been remade into a made-for-tv movie in 2002 starring Angela Bettis and Emilie de Ravin.
"Carrie", starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore and Judi Greer opens in theaters across the U.S. October 18th, 2013