By Hannah Soo Park
Catching the “Carrie” remake in theaters would’ve been a terrifyingly awesome solution to end a lame night at the prom, but sorry, high schoolers—it looks like Sony Pictures has decided to put its box office faith in the spirit of Halloween over the fabled spring dance.
ComingSoon.net reports that in the midst of shuffling release dates for its upcoming films, the studio has bumped Kimberly Peirce’s remake of the cult classic from March 15 to October 18, making it a seven-month delay until you’ll be able to see the updated blood-drenched prom dress. Sony didn’t cite any specific reasons for the move, but it’s easy to assume that it was made to satisfy audiences hungry for a fright-night flick on Halloween.
Based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, “Carrie” covers the prom night not of a teenage girl’s dreams. Chloe Moretz plays Carrie White, a girl who’s repressed by her uber-religious mom (Julianne Moore) and bullied by a group of snotty classmates. But of course they’ll come to regret it—turns out Carrie has telekinetic powers offset by her rage, and after a prom night gone wrong, she’s only got revenge on her mind.
The extended wait gives you several things to do: Read King’s chilling book “Carrie,” get around to watching the original Brian DePalma 1976 adaptation (with a creepy Sissy Spacek in the title role), or, if you dare seek the full experience, dig up a DVD copy of the flop sequel “The Rage: Carrie 2″—if you can find it, that is.