Happy Spirit Day, everyone! If you’re not wearing purple today, you can still show your support for bullied victims and LGBT youth in all sorts of other ways (visit GLAAD.org for some ideas). We decided to mark this occasion with a look back at the meanest and cruelest bullies of pop culture who got their glorious comeuppance before our very eyes. From Heathers and Back to the Future to Pretty Little Liars and Glee, watching the likes of Heather and Biff get put in their place has made us feel much better about our own torturers. Maybe they even made a few real-life bullies think twice about what they were doing. We hope so!
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We have to wait until March 15th to see Kimberly Peirce’s remake of Carrie in it’s full gory glory, but the nightmares will begin as soon as you watch this brand new trailer! Chloe Moretz’s stars as Stephen King’s epically angst-y teen, who sets her town on ablaze with her telekinetic powers after years of abuse at the hands of her classmates. Think “satanic Matilda” and you’ll pretty much have it! Julianne Moore also makes a turn as Carrie’s religious fanatic mother, arguably her scariest role since that time she playedSarah Palin.
Chloe recently tweeted onset photos, and her resemblance to Sissy Spacek in the original is pretty insane. Of course, all that blood definitely helps. The 15-year-old actress discussed her day on set filming the iconic school dance scene. “We had the wet blood, and the fire blood, and the dry blood, and all the different types of blood. The people at the front desk were all, ‘Wow, she must have had a really hard day at work.’” Fans of Brian De Palma’s 1976 classic will not be disappointed! Sadly the flick won’t be out in time for this Halloween, but on the upside it’ll be out just in time for prom season…
Is it a good thing or a bad thing when a remake looks almost identical to the original? On one hand, it could make for an interesting twist on an old classic. On the other hand, completely reinventing a great film can end in disaster. (Total Recall remake, we’re not even looking at you here because you do not deserve it.) Fortunately, it seems like the Carrie remake starring Chloe Moretz is leaning towards the former. “FirstLook!! #Carrie #WhatHappenedToCarrie #JulianneMoore,” Moretz tweeted excitedly earlier today, and from our horror-flick-trained peepers, these images have a feel very similar to the first Carrie, in the best way possible.
In fact, as far as we can tell the only difference between these photos and the original movie is the fact that Julianne Moore still looks as much like a hottie bombalottie in Crazy Religious Nut Mom mode as she does every other second of her life. Maybe even more so? So what do you think? Check out the original trailer for Brian De Palma’s Carrie after the jump. Does Chloe’s version look good so far, or just look like something of a repeat? Man, we hope Carrie’s mom still calls them “dirty pillows.” It would be a travesty if she didn’t!
We’ve already started to fangirl out about the upcoming Carrie remake staring Chloe Moretz. With all these new details emerging about the movie…might as well go all the way, right? Squee! “I start that June 1st,” Moretz told ComingSoon about shooting the film. “…It’s going to be very well done. I don’t want to jinx it…” Hey, as long as there are gallons of pig’s blood involved, consider our tickets Fandango’ed! If you guys aren’t quite so convinced yet, here are five reasons we’re pretty sure the new Carrie will be crowned queen:
1) Julianne Moore is in talks to be cast as Carrie’s spooky mom Margaret White: Can you imagine another actress who’d be better at shouting about dirty pillows? Neither can we.
2) It takes place today: “It’s set in modern times, so it’s a lot different,”Chloe told ComingSoon.” We wouldn’t be surprised if that means they’ll be focusing more on the bullying aspect of the novel…
3) It’s going to have that Black Swan steez: “It’s darker and much more psychological. More Black Swan,” Moretz explained. “You’re really looking into her mind and it really looks into the relationship of Margaret and Carrie.” Yup, the mother-daughter relationships are pretty similar between the two films. And pretty gross.
4) The director of the original CarrieBrian De Palma is besties with the director of the remake Kimberly Pierce. “De Palma’s movie is absolutely amazing,” Chloe told MTV at CinemaCon. “Kim is actually really good friends with De Palma, and they’re talking about the movie and they’re good friends, so we’re taking a lot of his notes.”
5) Chloe is going to make Carrie’s prom dress…herself…out of curtains: “One of my ideas for the character was to actually go and make my own dress, and I’m actually using my friend’s old drapes and making my own dress,” Moretz revealed to MTV. “And I’m going to sew it and everything, and I’m actually going to go out and wear it for a few weeks.” Wow, we are terrified at how excited we are for this movie. Just terrified.
Time to bust out those dirty pillows, horror fans! According to Deadline, MGM and director Kim Peirce have offered the lead in their upcoming Carrie remake to Chloe Moretz. While other actresses like True Grit‘s Hailee Steinfeld and even Lindsay Lohan were mentioned in conjuncture with the part, Chloe is clearly the only reasonable choice when it comes to young women who could blow up prom with their minds. Maybe it’s the eyes? What makes Chloe the ideal candidate, you ask? Let us break it down for you while you plug it up! Plug it up! Plug it up!:
Age: Chloe is currently 15, and therefore intimately aware of how much it can suck to be in high school. Sissy Spacek was already 27 when she killed it (both literally and figuratively) in Brian De Palma‘s classic 1976 version of the 1974 Stephen King bestseller. Actress Angela Bettis was 29 when she starred in the 2002 Carrie TV remake and, really, how well did that go over? No, seriously, we would like to know. Has anyone seen it?
Plug it up! Plug it up! Oh sorry, just getting jazzed up in case this Hailee Steinfeld Carrie rumor turns out to be true. While Stephen King has mentioned Lindsay Lohan as Carrie, CinemaBlend reports that Hailee is currently a top candidate in a role originated by Sissy Spacek in 1976, a role that happens to have snagged Spacek first Oscar nomination. Given that Steinfeld had to tangle with rattlesnakes, outlaws and nearly visible stench lines radiating off of Jeff Bridges in True Grit, what’s a little hog’s bloodÃ‚Â if it means other chance at sweet, sweet Oscar? At 14, Hailee is a little young to portray the doomed prom queen, but considering Steinfeld shoots Romeo and Juliet remake first, she’ll be around the right age to accurately convey the complete horrorscape that is most people’s high school experience. That super-awkward shower scene alone deserves a Lifetime Achievement award.
Please, please, please tell us that Stephen King‘s suggestion of Lindsay Lohan Carrie remake was not merely a spooky witticism. It’s the best career move for Lindsay we’ve heard in literally years. “I’ve heard rumblings about a Carrie remake, as I have about The Stand and It. Who knows if it will happen?” Carrie author King informed Entertainment Weekly. “Piper Laurie really got her teeth into the bad-mom thing. Although Lindsay Lohan as Carrie White… hmmm. It would certainly be fun to cast. I guess I could get behind it if they turned the project over to one of the Davids: Lynch or Cronenberg.” No, seriously: we will collect and drop-off the pig’s blood ourselves if King can help make this happen.
Sure, you might be saying, Lindsay isn’t in high school anymore. Let’s be honest though: can you name any good movie she’s been in since she rocked a locker combo in Mean Girls? Take all the time you need. Between all them Lindsay Lohan bikini photos and her weave-tastic turn in the upcoming Gotti biopic with John Travolta, it’s easy to forget how excellent Lilo can be as a high school outcast. And one with supernatural telekinetic powers? Girl, time to get those dirty pillows out!