Moretz takes on the infamous role of a teenage social outcast with supernatural powers for the third adaptation of Steven King’s debut novel. She leads a strong female cast, with Judy Greer as her supportive teacher and Julianne Moore playing mother dearest, as director Kimberly Pierce takes aim at a younger demographic. The results are decent although lacking the strangeness of Brian De Palma’s classic. But in light of recent events, seeing kids get mowed down in a school gym still doesn’t sit right.
Carrie | Directed by Kimberly Pierce (USA 2013) with Chloë Grace Moretz. Starts December 5
Originally published in issue #122, December 2013.