Forty years ago, an incredibly powerful collection of horror movies filled American theaters, including The Omen and Carrie. But 1976 was also a time of political turmoil and a great deal of cultural unease. These seemingly disparate facts are likely far more connected that you realize.
When Boys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce remade Carrie in 2013, everyone dismissed her version of the film as an unnecessary do-over. But Peirce had some ideas for how to make her version stand apart—including an awesomely weird ending, which freaked out studio executives who couldn’t even say the word “vagina.”
Remember this video? "Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise"? It was created by marketing company ThinkModo to promote the Carrie remake, and depicts an insane prank where a woman seems to have mind-over-matter powers. And now, they're making a sitcom along the same lines.
Historical Twitter accounts are fun, but they're also lousy with fakes. That's not a problem with @OnePerfectShot, an account that tweets beautifully framed stills from classic movies. According to creator Geoff Todd, the account's mission is to "honor the past and... inspire a new generation of perfect shots." That's…
Over in Locus, there's a must-read essay by God's War author Kameron Hurley, about how to talk to your friends and family who don't "get" science fiction and fantasy books. A big part of it is getting over your urge to dismiss your own books (or favorites by other authors) as "silly." But there's also a crucial secret.
Why remake Carrie? It's certainly a question worth asking, especially in the ever-more crowded field of sequels, remakes, and reboots. Kimberly Peirce tries to update Carrie as a study of bullying in the internet age. But the main reason to watch this film is Julianne Moore's harrowing take on Margaret White, Carrie's…
There are new photos from Doctor Who's "Day of the Doctor" and NBC's Dracula, and Robert Kirkman explains why the casting of Sgt. Abraham Ford in The Walking Dead is perfect. Plus, Guillermo del Toro gives details about the script for Pacific Rim 2. Spoilers now!
In today's comments, we waxed nostalgic about times outside of our own, marveled at the destructive power of an unattended rusty nail, and looked at the genre-defying and defining powers of Carrie.
You think you know what to expect from the remake of Carrie, coming out Friday. After all, this story has been told many times. But this new version includes smartphones and social media — and Julianne Moore takes Carrie's mom to way darker places. We talked to director Kimberly Peirce about making a 21st century …
You've probably seen the trailers for Carrie, in which Julianne Moore tells Carrie, "They're all going to laugh at you." But is she right? And will they laugh for the reason that Moore claims? Philosophy says yes. Experimental science says maybe.
There's a description of thirty minutes of Thor 2 footage, Lee Pace went crazy playing Ronan the Accuser in Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Walking Dead adds two new cast members. Plus, new footage from The Hobbit. And is yet another old companion joining Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary special? Spoilers ahead!
YouTuber Cracker76 has placed footage from Disney's Cinderella over the audio from the Carrie remake trailer, recasting Julianne Moore's Margaret White as the wicked stepmother.
Carrie is about to leave for the prom in the latest clip from the Carrie remake. Naturally, Mama White is none too pleased and heaps a telekinesis-triggering scoop of fanaticism on her daughter.
All sorts of villain news today: Paul Giamatti talks about 2016's Amazing Spider-Man 3, Karen Gillan says that the heroes and bad guys are indistinguishable in Guardians of the Galaxy, and Arrow adds "The Captain," who brings with him a connection to another major DC character. Spoilers ahead!
Arrow's exec producer says the Flash will have a close relationship with a surprising character. Joe Quesada explains Graviton's appearance in Agents of SHIELD. And check out Julianne Moore's makeover to play PresidentAlma Coin in the Hunger Games. Spoilers ahead!
Tom Hiddleston explains why Loki is slightly different from King Henry V. Duncan Jones has some more intriguing names in mind for World of Warcraft. Alex Winter offers a Bill & Ted 3 update, while director Francis Lawrence talks Catching Fire. And a classic dystopian novel gets adapted. Spoilers ahoy!
James Gunn addresses some (but definitely not all) of the Guardians of the Galaxy casting rumors. Brian K. Vaughan previews Under the Dome season two. Check out a Carrie TV spot. Producer Andrew Kreisberg looks ahead to the new season of Arrow. Plus Supernatural, American Horror Story, and more. Spoilers ahoy!
Keanu Reeves cryptically discusses the darkness that has engulfed Bill & Ted 3. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has a plan for Agent Coulson, that goes far beyond the little matter of his un-death. Check out behind-the-scenes videos for Carrie and The Walking Dead. Plus another actor joins Game of Thrones. Spoilers ahead!
Sure, sure we all know the outcome of Stephen King's Carrie movie. However, we're still insanely excited to see how director Kimberly Peirce twists and turns the narrative to surprise the audience (and because she's an awesome director who truly understands the psyche of teens). So what's different? Well, it looks…
To be fair, since Carrie is remake of a 1976 movie based on a book published in 1974, saying this new trailer "spoils" the movie probably isn't quite right. But still, maybe they shouldn't have reminded us about every single major event in the book in chronological order?