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Carrie (USA, 2013, director: Kimberly Pierce)

A legend is hard to confront. In this case the legend is two fold. First, we have Stephen King and his writing. A question derived from past experiences: is he really satisfied, after all, by this adaptation? Then, it is the film, coming after a long series of the same title and subject. For Carrie, and the 1976 version reign in the same category as The Exorcist, Poltergeist, Amityville Horror, Freddie Kruger and others. It’s damn hard to compete with cinematic cults and their followers, that’s for sure.


The plot resembles that of Rambo: it’s about the first blood. But then it speaks of transformations brought by the teen age, and we all know how overwhelming they can be. After all, Rimbaud was a genius as long as his puberty lasted, and became an arms merchant after that. Then, it shows repressed sexuality and the pressures brought by too much puritanism. All things considered, not a dull subject.


A fine actress in the cast: Julianne Moore. Meanwhile, the lead one, Chloë Grace Moretz, is by no means inexperienced, having done her share of filming. Going on the horror side is not the usual part for an actor, nor the easiest. How will the aficionados of the genre receive this version, is one thing. How will the followers of the Carrie cult react, is another. In such cases, only time will tell, since time endows films with a quality of its own.

This month I have also reviewed another 2 horror films released in 2013, Chimères and Horns so check those out.

If you have seen this 2013 release of  Carrie let me know in the comments what you thought. How does it compare to the original?



Damian Cornel Horatiu graduated from at the Film Department of the “Babes-Bolyai” University from Cluj Napoca, Transilvania, Romania. He is also a graduate in Law and Journalism. Among his projects: The Contract (2009)- a fiction short, Boulevard of Labour (2009)- medium documentary and Evacuation (2010)- a documentary short. Now he is in the final stage of releasing his experimental film Element 1 (2013)- a fictional documentary distopia. He produced TV shows and wrote scripts.

Posted on Oct 26, 2013

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