Horror Remake Plot Thick

Joan Harris, Staff Writer

Carrie, the new horror film based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, debuted in theatres this October. A remake of the 1974 horror film, it will satisfy novice horror fans who enjoy a great story.

Carrie is about a telekinetic girl named Carrie White (portrayed by Chloë Moretz), who was raised by a radically religious and abusive mother, is ostracized and teased by the popular Chris Hargensen and her friends. Sue Snell, Chris’ friend, feels guilty for the humiliation she and her friends caused Carrie, so to make it up to her, she asks her boyfriend Tommy Ross to take Carrie to prom. Carrie finally agrees to go with Tommy. Chris then ruins Carrie’s special night by humiliating her in front of the whole school, which leads Carrie to act out in deadly ways.

The movie was thrilling and the story escalated quickly. I loved the chemistry between Carrie and Tommy. Carrie doesn’t talk very much, but Tommy allows her to open up and show who she actually is. Tommy is genuinely nice to Carrie and it added a romantic, hopeful feel. Carrie remains the victim, which leaves the audience rooting for her revenge.

Unfortunately, the conclusion is rushed.  Also, the special effects could have been more realistic: blood looked too sticky.

I would not recommend the film to people who are easily startled; however, I did not find it very scary. Carrie is definitely a film I would recommend to teens and young adults because of the great story behind the terror.