Halloween is right around the corner, and if you're a movie fan, choosing your costume this year could be pretty tough. Will you go as Alien from 'Spring Breakers,' or make an old classic new again by dressing up as Carrie White from 'Carrie'? Don't worry -- we've done all the heavy lifting for you. Whether or you're a
Every high school has its mean girls. You know the type -- beautiful, popular and cruel in equal measure, and always quick to go for the jugular of the nice, not-so-popular kids. The remake of 'Carrie' -- featuring a protagonist tortured by popular high school girls -- hits theaters today, so we're taking a look back at some of the meanest high school girls in movie history
Coming of age is horrific enough on its own: all the new hormones, feelings and the ability to draw attention (whether wanted or not) from the opposite sex. Coming of age is particularly troublesome for young women, as evidenced by numerous horror films. The horror genre provides a perfect natural metaphor for what we go through as teenagers, from first periods to curious feelings about the opposite sex.
Released in 1976, Brian De Palma's 'Carrie' (based on Stephen King's first novel) followed a young, homely girl named Carrie White who is tormented by her peers for being different and strange. When Carrie discovers she has telekinetic powers, all it takes is one last push over the edge to incite her wrath, and one magical prom evening becomes a blood-soaked hell. It's been 37 years since the release of the film, and with a remake hitting theaters this weekend, we take a look back at the cast of the original movie and see where they are now.
For a gal named Carrie White, she's sure got a lot of red on her.
Watching Kimberly Peirce's 'Carrie' is an odd experience. If you've seen Brian De Palma's version from 1976, this new version is - and there's really no point in denying this - like watching a cover band. There's a tweaked scene here and there (including a new, creepy-as-heck opening) plus the addition of cell phones and references to 'Dancing With The Stars.' This remake, more than most, really feels like hitting the same marks. It may be a peculiarity specific to 'Carrie,' because, let's face it, not a whole heck of a lot happens in this story. Considering most moviegoers' familiarity, there's plenty of room to stew and think, "Why is this considered such a classic?"
When an outcast is pushed too far by a cruel prank at her high school prom, she unleashes her telekinetic powers on her classmates.
Whether you're referring to Stephen King's original novel or the 1976 Brian De Palma film, one mention of 'Carrie' conjures up images of bloody, psychic vengeance during a high school prom. For this reason, all of the marketing for director Kimberly Peirce's take on the material has focused on the final chunk of the film, where bullied teen Carrie White unleashes her supernatural powers on an unsuspecting populace. The newest poster doesn't stray from this formula.
One of the more intriguing films arriving this fall is Kimberly Peirce's adaptation of Stephen King's 'Carrie.' Although the film has a big legacy to live up to (Brian De Palma's 1976 version is a classic), there are enough interesting elements in play here to keep us intrigued. Does a newly released motion poster offer additional hope for this project?