The previews for Kimberly Peirce’s “Carrie” remake have pretty much just told us that it’s a “Carrie” remake starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. We’ve seen the crazed religious mother, the shower scene, and Carrie going to the prom with glimpse of the telekinetic aftermath to come.
What we haven’t seen until now is an extended clip of the movie, which might show off the style that Peirce is bringing to the movie, instead of highlighting the best-known moments from Stephen King’s first book, and in turn, the Brian De Palma adaptation.
That’s why we’re excited to see this first clip, which features both Moretz and Moore, as the dysfunctional White family. (Is there something cursed about the last name “White”?) In the scene, Carrie’s mother instructs her to go to the praying closet, a play the supernaturally gifted girl doesn’t want to do. She doesn’t want to do it so much that once inside, she unintentionally splits the power with her blossoming powers.
Even in the short clip, it’s easy to get a better idea of what to expect from the film. There’s a strong creep factor here, and Peirce is not shying away from the story’s religious aspect.
“Carrie” opens in theaters on October 18.
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