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Reboot of Stephen King's 'Carrie' Debuts Full-Length Trailer

 Chloë Grace Moretz as Carrie © MGM
Chloë Grace Moretz as Carrie © MGM

The first "Carrie" trailer, starring Julianne Moore and Chloë Grace Moretz, is finally here, and it is clear what director Kimberly Peirce has accomplished: The story, based on Stephen King's novel, is reimagined and even appropriately modernized, but still offers the blood, gore, and terror that will keep King fans sufficiently satiated.

Moore and Moretz have assumed the roles that Piper Laurie and Sissy Spacek immortalized in the 1976 classic horror film. Moretz plays Carrie White, a shy girl from a small town who doesn't fit in at school, and Moore plays her religious, fanatical, overbearing mother. Carrie is the subject of a special brand of ridicule and bullying at school, and her lashing out serves as the catalyst for her discovery of her telekinetic powers. The trailer (featured below) highlights some of the story's more iconic moments, including the scene where Carrie gets sloshed with two buckets of pig's blood at her high school prom.

How does the new trailer match up to the original? Play through to the end to watch Brian De Palma's 1976 trailer, and tell us what you think in the comment section below. "Carrie" opens in theaters October 18.

If you have a taste for terror, you have a date with "Carrie." 

  • Michelle Darling

    The old Trailer is better because the original is better they should never have touched it that being said im looking forward to this new one after all it does have Julianne Moore in it wooot

  • Mike Cooke

    Really looking forward to this. I have every King film and will definately be adding this re make

  • Beth

    DePalma is so much more subtle..even when comparing the trailers, this is evident. I'll see Carrie 2013 for sure...but Sissy will always be the one and only...

  • http://Facebook Steve

    One of the things that made the first movie so incredible was the brilliant, haunting, perfect musical score. Let's hope that they don't chintz out on it for this new remake.

  • Dawn

    I loved the original and the remake this one might be ok. I hope it ends like the book lol none of the other ones do.
    I'm surprised by the cast selection though.

  • http://yahoo will I am

    OMG i hope its true to the first movie and the book.Remakes always have a way of being horrible. With lack of thought put into them but this one looks promising.

  • pete

    Enough with the remakes already! No one will top the DePalma film with Sissy Spacek & Piper Laurie!

  • Rikke

    The new Carrie has to be more than just scary to beat the old one.
    Sissy Spacek is a genious and Piper Laurie exceptional.

  • Natalia

    I love the book and can't wait for the movie! <3

  • http://stephenkingfan debra edwards

    I don't know I saw the 1st Carrie when it first came out the end scared me I had read the book first then saw the movie have been a Stephen King fan ever since judging by the trailer it looks like it stuck to script but I won't know til I see the end

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