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Amanda’s Adaptations: Carrie (2013) – Book Vs Film

28 August 2014 3:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Stephen King is one of the greatest storytellers of our time. He can switch between horror and the supernatural with ease and knows how to keep his readers hooked from start to finish, spinning a story with great depth and intrigue.

In Carrie, his first published novel, King proved he could not only get into the mindset of a teenage girl but that he could also go to incredibly dark places. The story builds slowly but never lulls.

In the novel, King switches between the running story of Carrie and the reports done after the fact so there are numerous perspectives to consider. Carrie’s story is a tortured one. The story opens with her getting her first period and thinking she’s dying! As if getting your period wasn’t traumatic enough. She then continues to struggle to deal with all the bullies at school and the knowledge that she has telekinetic powers. »

- Amanda Keats

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De Palma’s ‘Carrie’: a simple story transformed into a visual masterpiece

21 May 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


Written by Lawrence D. Cohen

Directed by Brian De Palma

USA, 1976

It was the first film to be adapted from a Stephen King novel. Its leading ladies were acclaimed for their career-defining performances, and the film pushed its relatively unknown supporting cast into the limelight. It is one of the very few horror films to be recognised at the Academy Awards and has sincere spawned a musical, remakes, and a sequel.  However, 40 years on since the publication of the original novel, nothing has captured the sheer horror of Brian De Palma’s 1976 film adaptation. So, what is it about Carrietta “Carrie” White that makes her so special?

The film itself has a simple premise: Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) is a socially awkward teenage girl, abused by her unstable mother and mocked by her peers. She is invited to the school prom in a rare act of kindness, only to »

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Alternate Ending To Chloë Moretz's Carrie; Plus 2 Deleted Scene With Julianne Moore

14 January 2014 12:29 PM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine, is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter, Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Judy Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to »

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