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Watch: The Devil Never Dies In The Fiery New Trailer For 'Carrie' Starring Chloe Moretz

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by Kevin Jagernauth
April 4, 2013 8:15 PM
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This weekend, a young girl goes into the woods and comes out covered in blood after 90 minutes or so of sheer mayhem. And while "Carrie" may not have to employ the use of a chainsaw, she's got some other powers on hand that nonetheless will still leave things ending just as red.

The brand new, full length trailer for the remake of "Carrie" is here, putting the teenage girl's telekinetic powers on full display. Chloe Moretz leads the Kimberly Peirce directed redo, and word on the street is that it hews a bit closer to Stephen King's novel than Brian De Palma's classic '70s take. "It's less of a remake and more of a retelling of the book," Moretz told Marie Claire earlier this year. "It's a romantic-abusive love story between mother and daughter that, even if you had a fine life growing up, brings out every insecurity within you." 

So, now that you've had a better look after the first brief teaser, what are you thoughts? Does Moretz give Sissy Spacek a run for her money? Is Moore on point? Tell us below. "Carrie" gets revenge on October 18th.

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21 Comments

  • nechoplex | April 5, 2013 10:49 AMReply

    While I don't like that the trailer is pretty much giving everything away, I'll still go watch it. Julianne Moore is amazing and I'm really curious what Kimberly Peirce has brought to the table. I still don't like Chloe Moretz in the lead. She looks more like those popular high school girls than a pariah.

  • Corvo | April 5, 2013 9:48 AMReply

    Ther's only one Carrie, and it's Sissy Spacek. This remake is laughable and awful. Chloe Moretz is a good actress, but she's too pretty for this role. How can you believe she's Carrie? Carrie can't be hot!

  • Rob | April 5, 2013 9:09 AMReply

    Looks more like a Stephen King movie. And they pretty much give you the whole story in the trailer. The only reason I have any interest in seeing the movie is the actors. Moore and Mortez are great. But from even watching the trailer, it doesn't look that different from the DePalma film, just glossier.

  • droop | April 5, 2013 5:26 AMReply

    well i think i just watched the whole movie so im good, dont ever have to watch it again

  • Triny | April 5, 2013 5:17 AMReply

    This movie looks positively awful.

  • jimmy | April 5, 2013 1:27 AMReply

    EL HANSO, you made a good point about the telekinesis aspect of the story, in this trailer. It seems like the filmmaker and the screenwriter didn't handle it properly.

  • Steph | April 5, 2013 12:08 AMReply

    LOVED the original and I have to say that this looks amazing!!

  • Daniel | April 4, 2013 9:44 PMReply

    Hard to tell from a trailer, but so far there's no indication that this movie is invested in the primal emotions that the book and De Palma's film were so good at tapping into - feeling like an outcast, wanting to assert your own power. It seems more concerned with flashy visuals.

  • LeonRaymond | April 4, 2013 9:12 PMReply

    Love it every second of it love it and I am damn sure old enough to remember the other version!!! Nothing wrong with that version also but this stands on it's own!

  • jon | April 4, 2013 8:49 PMReply

    Meh. Looks like a Screen Gems movie, all right.

  • jimmy | April 5, 2013 1:22 AM

    Agreed. Sissy Spacek & Piper Laure are in a class all by themselves. Plus, Chloe Moretz seems to young for her role. Chloe still looks like she is 10 years old.

  • d | April 4, 2013 8:48 PMReply

    Based on this trailer, I'm not sure what makes her "different"/weird/all the other characteristics Carrie is supposed to have.

  • Katie Walsh | April 4, 2013 8:42 PMReply

    This looks terrible. There's no camp!

  • Ugh | April 4, 2013 8:41 PMReply

    So much for this being a retelling of the book. Based on that trailer they've lifted entire portions & segments not present in the book at all directly from De Palma's classic. Hell, the design of the prom set looks perfectly identical to the original.
    There seemed like A LOT of potential in Kimberely Pierce - director of Boys Don't Cry - taking on the Carrie story. Hell, wouldn't it make a fanatastic "retelling" of the book if the reason super-attractive Chloe Moretz (yeah, like she'd be someone guys her age would steer clear of) is ostracized is because she's an outspoken lesbian? It's not exactly an original idea but would certainly be more timely than what this trailer indicates the film is doing.... which is nothing.
    Ugh indeed.

  • Joao | April 4, 2013 8:38 PMReply

    I think it looks great and I'll definitely watch it!

  • DG | April 4, 2013 8:38 PMReply

    I know this is a remake so there's probably not a ton of surprises but do they have to show every damn piece of the story in the trailer?

  • LA2000 | April 5, 2013 6:01 AM

    Snap out of it. Your pleasure, your surprise, is of no concern to hollywood. They are in the business of selling tickets. The movie is just an excuse to take your money. The real point of all of this is marketing. So once they've got your money, the rest is your problem.

    They will flat out TELL you the end of the movie if they think it will create a trailer that will compel you to salivate Pavlov style and purchase a ticket.

  • El Hanso | April 4, 2013 9:09 PM

    Exactly that, almost word by word. And there are so many trailers these days that spoil almost literally 90% of the movie. It's so annoying.

    Regarding the trailer: This looks almost as wrong as I'd feared the entire time. Moretz is a talented actress, but you see how much effort it takes her to play (!) a wallflower/outsider/late-bloomer. It's just unfortunate casting. And they seem to be handling the telekinesis stuff like a superhero (villain) origin story. A little like "Chronicle." Looks totally out of place.

  • oogle monster | April 4, 2013 8:33 PMReply

    Does Moretz give Sissy Spacek a run for her money? ---> Nothing against Chloe here, but that is an ABSURD question. Spacek is a once in a generation talent. Chloe, while good, hasn't reached that point yet. She was really good in Let Me In, which I suspect is probably a better performance then what we will see here. Too much lip pursing going on.

  • Bill | April 7, 2013 6:11 PM

    Sissy might be a once in a century talent! One of the best screen actresses ever and this is likely her most iconic role (amongst many famous roles), so nothing against Moretz but likely not to give Spacek a run for her money. Spacek's fragility and innocence worked well in the role, neither qualities I would associate with Carrie.

  • Sven | April 5, 2013 3:05 AM

    I agree. Spacek let us belief that if WE were still in high school, we probably wouldn't want to be friends with her either. You felt for her character, but couldn't deny that she was at least a bit weird. Moretz looks just too sweet and normal.

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