Carrie Returns, Dripping in Blood

Published on October 22nd, 2013
The horror flick "Carrie" brought out the curious viewers to 3,157 theaters on opening night.

[Sony Pictures] The horror flick “Carrie” brought out the curious viewers to 3,157 theaters on opening night.

“Carrie” is revisiting the big screen for a 21st century remake. The girl all dripped in blood brought out numerous fans on opening night, making the remake No. 2 in the movie theaters.

Director Kimberly Peirce repackaged the 1976 horror film with Chloe Grace Moretz as Carrie and Julianne Moore as Margaret, Carrie’s mother. The horror flick brought out the curious viewers to 3,157 theaters on opening night.

The scary movie about a shy high school teen that is picked on rocked the screen with mixed reviews. @haley_a_O tweeted, “Is it bad that I’m going to see #Carrie tonight yet I can’t get 8 seconds through #Insidious without getting nightmares 100.” And @KungFuTrechery tweeted, “I applaud #Carrie for its profound anti-bullying message #LightEmUp.”

As the social media outlets flooded the Internet, tweets in support of the movie and some that disagreed were apparent. With the premiere of the movie only grossing $17 million, Deadline.com argues that it fell short to the science-fiction thriller “Gravity.”

@steupakray42 tweeted, “#Carrie @ChloeGMoretz I can’t wait. This movie gonna be amazing :D”

Although “Carrie” received mixed reviews, highlighting a timely topic like bullying was highly effective. The blood-covered Chloe Moretz portrayed a shy teen who turns against her tormentors at the prom. Moretz played out the iconic Carrie to a tee and gave bullying a new face. Along with the telekinesis and new age graphics, “Carrie” was undoubtedly a 21st century hit due to its previous depiction in 1976.

“This movie was exciting,” Andre Collins-Sweet said. “Chloe Grace Moretz gave a stellar performance as she got into character and captured the rage of ‘Carrie.’”

Jasmine Quarles covers TV and film for 101 Magazine.

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