If you don’t know the story behind Carrie already (originally a book by Stephen King), you’re either too young to be reading this site or just crawled out from under a rock after thirty years, but I’ll give you the quick rundown regardless. Carrie is horrendously bullied high school girl who has a religiously obsessed psycho mom. She discovers she has the power to move things with her mind and very bad stuff happens after a bucket of blood is dumped on her at prom. That right there is pretty much the whole story and don’t yell at me about spoilers, this is common knowledge people and all of it is displayed prominently in the trailer below
I have to admit before seeing the just released trailer for the “new” Carrie, I was one of the many out there who wondered why this remake was even necessary since it’s been told extremely well on screen before (if you haven’t seen the 1970’s version with Sissy Spacek you’re missing out). Now I still may not be sure it’s “necessary” per say, but after watching the trailer I think it definitely looks like a scary good time worth watching. Here are the top five things the trailer revealed for all you people to lazy to watch the video:
Carrie still really hates that closet
And can you blame her? If I was locked in there listening to Julianne Moore sing all freaky like I would probably lose my mind and start trying to levitate things too. But that isn’t the only similarity. The trailer reveals we’ll see the that traumatizing feminine product laden locker room scene from the original and that being crowned prom queen won’t go any better for Carrie this time around.
They’re going dark
The original Carrie was scary for its time, don’t get me wrong, but it also had a bit of camp to it. If you haven’t seen the film, watch the original trailer with the ghoulish narration and you’ll see what I mean. This new Carrie looks like it will be much darker with the creep out factor much higher.
Carrie has a bit of X-Men in Her
We all know Carrie has abilities, that’s no surprise, but it looks like this version will stick closer to the books having Carrie want to find more people with abilities like her. Too bad she doesn’t come across Dr. Xavier before prom night,
Special effects have come a long way since the 70’s
I know this is a well, duh, kind of point, but after watching the original trailer and the new back to back it’s amazing how much cooler Carrie’s powers appear with new special effect tech. She has some serious telekinesis going on and it looks very real and very scary.
You can give Carrie a call
The end of the trailer displays a phone number to “call Carrie” if you want to experience a few minutes of creepiness. I like when films have weird things like that set up, and they get bonus points for it being a Maine area code (where the film takes place). I called. It’s freaky. You should too.