“Carrie" (2013): Movie Review

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By, Nick Der

“If you’ve got a taste for terror…. take Carrie to the prom.”- Carrie (1976)

The new remake of the original 1976 movie was totally off the hook and quite a thriller.  Based on the chilling novel by Stephen King, “Carrie,” the main character who is played by Chloe Grace Moretz, is about a girl who is a senior in high school who is bullied and tormented by her classmates.

One day, after gym class, Carrie takes a shower and notices that there is blood all over her legs.  Not knowing that she had just gotten her first period, she thinks she is bleeding to death. When she goes to the other girls for help, these tease her by throwing tampons and sanitary napkins at her and telling her to plug it up. Carrie is tormented on a regular basis by the girls at her school, as well as her extremely religious mother, who tells her to go to her closet and pray for forgiveness of her sins.

Carrie is locked in her closet for an hour, sometimes even up to six hours for apparently “sinning.” She then realizes she has the power to move things if she concentrates hard enough when she is pushed to her limit.  This is where it gets interesting.  She studies and reads books on telekinesis and starts to strengthen her power even more. She is asked to the prom by Tommy Ross, who is the most popular and best looking guy in high school. She doesn’t know whether to take it as a joke or if he’s serious about it.

Once he convinces her that he really means it, she accepts it and has a wonderful time at the prom.  The only thing is that the other seniors attending prom, have no idea what’s in store for them.  It will be a night that they will never forget. Carrie is quite the thriller and the suspense that any person would enjoy if they love to get scared or have their bottoms at the edge of their seat, and this is the exact movie for it.

The graphics are amazing and magnificent and actually makes you feel like you’re Carrie, moving things with your mind.  The director also makes you feel for Carrie, giving the audience the sense of how any person would feel being tormented and bullied relentlessly.  I highly recommend people to watch this film, especially teenagers, or anyone saw the original 1976 film with Sissy Spacek as Carrie.  This movie is bound to leave you saying, “Wow,” and I promise by the end of the movie, you will know her name.

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