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Carrie (2013)

 -  Drama | Horror  -  18 October 2013 (USA)
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A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

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A re-imagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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prom | outcast | shy girl | terror | vengeance | See more »

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Drama | Horror

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Rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content. | See all certifications »

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Carrie, la vengeance  »

Box Office

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,101,552 (USA) (18 October 2013)

Gross:

$35,266,619 (USA) (22 November 2013)
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There's one detail of the prom scene in the book that's not present in any of the films: Carrie actually stumbles off the stage and flees outside before she begins tearing the school apart with her powers, which she does by watching everyone through the window. For obvious reasons, all the films' makers chose to have Carrie standing on the stage above her classmates when she began attacking everyone in the room. See more »

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When Carrie first uses her powers to lift her mother off the floor, the position of Carrie's hands changes between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Margaret White: [long bellowing cry from behind the door] Help me!
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References Bloodsport (1988) See more »

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Traditional, adapted and arranged by Ernest Ford and Jack Fascinato
Performed by Tennessee Ernie Ford
Courtesy of Capitol Records Nashville
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The original film adaptation of the novel CARRIE has creepy atmosphere, laudable acting, excellent story development and the perfect tension-building pace. This film has none of those things in common with its predecessor. This one also lacks the character development and chemistry between the principle characters that was present in the original version. The characters seem very two- dimensional.

The director has stated that he wished to make the story more accessible to a broader audience. Translation: This is a dumbed-down version of the original, for the legions of lameness out there. Film critic Beth Accomando said that it "makes obvious all that the original film made subtle and does so with less complexity." I could not agree more. If you are going to remake something, especially something so well-known, you must have something to change or add to it to make it your own. In my opinion, this film failed to do so. Any of the changes that were present actually weakened the resulting product.

I can't see how the original is rivaled in any way. Even if I hadn't seen the original first, this would have been average at best for me.


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