Julianne Moore is slated to play the part of Carrie's mother in the upcoming remake of "Carrie." I'm not quite sure why the movie needed to be redone yet, again, but apparently like the reality TV trend keeps us from having original show concepts, so it goes with the moviemaking industry these days.
In case you're wondering, Carrie will be played by Chloe Moretz, who was also in "Dark Shadows."
I'm not sure why there needs to be a remake, either. The main impression the original made on me was that it was the first horror movie I'd ever seen that had a double climax... a laid-back epilogue to lull you into a sense of relaxation after all the bad stuff was seemingly over, and then the second ending to unexpectedly grab you by the throat. And judging by the general audience reaction in the theater where I saw the movie, no one else had been expecting it either. But of course, nowadays just about every horror movie has a double climax, or maybe even a triple or quadruple climax, so the impact wouldn't be nearly as great in any remake. Also, the pig's blood scene wouldn't be as much of a surprise in a remake, and I really don't see how anyone could improve on that other scene in the original where Carrie mind-threw all the kitchen cutlery into her mother's body, who then died in exactly the same pose as that bizarre Christ statuette the mother had forced Carrie to contemplate in that dark closet whenever she'd gotten out of line.ReplyDelete
I read a while back that the reason Hollywood is making so many remakes, as well as sequels and book inspired movies, is simply an investment strategy. Producers and studios want to invest in a movie that they feel comfortable that they can turn a profit on in tough economic times. They are less likely to to take the risk of investing in an original concept. While we may get tired of the remakes, I guess I can understand that logic.ReplyDelete