First Look: A Bloody Chloë Moretz in 'Carrie'

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First Look: A Bloody Chloë Moretz in Carrie

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | August 23, 2012 | Comments ()


A few weeks ago, Jay Stevens wrote a pretty solid piece on how none of the adaptations of Stephen King's Carrie have actually managed to capture the essence of the novel, casting folks like Sissy Spacek and Moretz instead of characters more like how they were written in King's source material: A "little fat in the middle, having long dirty-looking, dark blond hair and acne."

Moretz certainly doesn't fit that description, and with our first look at the movie, we can prove that (assuming there's not a lot of acne buried underneath the layer of blood). This is from Moretz's Instagram account.


Now here, via Screencrush, are what the characters looked like in Spacek's 1976 version.

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In case you missed it in Jay's post, here's some B-roll footage from Carrie, which I find strangely fascinating in its banality. Making movies looks really boring.

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  • it's crappy marketing to release a photo from the climax of the film, i think. julianne moore can more than pull off the role, but i agree with everyone, moretz is charismatic and cute. . .i just don't see her as an outcast who is bullied.

    i don't find remakes offensive. if a story was good, the most natural thing is to retell it, with or without a new spin. that many remakes are drab (elm street, friday the 13th) doesn't make the concept repugnant. there are films that have been being remade every twenty years since the 30's, always hitting it out of the park.

    it's a good thing no one told john carpenter, the coen brothers, scorsese, or soderbergh that remakes suck.

  • Colin

    GUH. Sorry to be the millionth person to say this, but why is this remake happening? If they have to do it... I like Chloë Moretz a lot, but she is not right for this role at ALL. Sissy Spacek wasn't the Carrie of King's novel, but she was lanky, gawky, and unusual looking, and she put down one of the greatest horror performances ever. Not to mention Piper Laurie, who was absolutely terrifying -- I LOVE Julianne Moore, but I'll be impressed if she makes that role even half as scary as Laurie.

  • BarbadoSlim

    At which Hollywood conference table did someone decide we need yet ANOTHER Carrie do over? And as much as I like Chloe accepting this was a BAD career move. She's supposed to be above this type of role at this point.

  • I watched the Spacek version of Carrie again a couple of months ago and it really doesn't hold up at all.

  • Chiles Adrian Robinson

    "Making movies looks really boring."
    not as boring as reading yours posts

  • TK

    And yet, here you are.

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  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Really, if you're going to insult Dustin you must be more creative. Try this:

    "Making movies looks really boring."
    Not as boring as that one "special" night we shared.

  • hapl0

    Judging by which Reply button you clicked on, I can safely say you're not the One.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    I stand by my choice.

  • hapl0


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