Things just got a whole lot spookier this Halloween, with the release this weekend of the film “Carrie”, adapted from Stephen King’s novel. About a teenage girl who's bullied. Luckily for her as well as the film audience who thrive on extreme gore. Her huge fright show display feeds on its excesses of night marerish pop horror fantasia is a result of her telekinetic powers .
We experience what is seen in slow motion, cartoonish humor, the new version by director Kimberly Peirce will make you laugh as much as it scared you. Sometimes both at the same time, with more emotional down to basic sincerity.
The characters of Carrie White, played well by "Chloe Grace Moretz"and her religious-fanatic mother Margaret played sincerely by "Julianne Moore", compliments their combined joint characters. As in his book, Stephen King described, how actress "Chloe Grace Moretz" invests into the character a fragile vulnerability, even more serious than her sloppy hair and shabby
clothes. We feel her wishing she could shrink away into herself and disappear. It's eerie when she gets her first, bloody period, while taking a shower at school after gym class, as she howls with terror and pain.
Especially when the other girls in the locker room surround her while showing glee at her hysterical state, because she doesn’t understand what’s happening to her . Especially when angered, her menstruation manifests something in Carrie an ability to move objects with her mind...unfortunately not a bottle of Midol.
But the power of telekinesis, which she must keep a secret from her mom, who would undoubtedly consider telekinesis the devil’s work.Carrie’s horrible mother is a tragic figure, a sort of cave woman who is as confused and conflicted as her Carrie.
The climax turns Carrie from the inocent victim we feel sorry for, to a kind of demonic superhero, who uses her hands like Magneto to manipulate objects player of “X-Men: First Class”. A far cry from a young girl presented to us at the films start. In her last 3 months of her senior year in high school. We see that all of her life Carrie just wanted to live a normal life, the life that all teenage girls want.
The film defaults to the firey scenes an excessive gore, unlike 1976's Brian De Palma’s movie is that got crazier as the story developed and became, scarier and more unnerving as the film unfolded, as she sought revenge on her evil cast mates. This new film was more about filling it up with special effects and fluff. But it does offer a test of your viewing endurance. Just watching Carrie burning her school the ground, walking home covered in the blood she received cruelly at her prom, leaving a trail of fire and mass destruction on the town.
"Carrie" opens Friday October 18th at a Theatre near you!