New ‘Carrie’ Trailer Reminds Us Why Her High School Experience Was Probably Worse Than Ours

By  · Published on August 28th, 2013

Well, if you had never seen the 1976 original, read the Stephen King novel or heard someone describe Carrie offhandedly, then you’re going to be absolutely shocked by this trailer for Kimberly Peirce’s 2013 remake, which basically spells out the entire movie.

Just in case though, here’s the drill: Carrie White (Chloe Moretz) is different. Saddled with an uber-religious, insane mother (Julianne Moore) who believes that women are all dirty, she dresses frumpy, doesn’t have friends, and is the butt of ridicule from the mean girls at school. Carrie soon discovers she has telekinetic powers, which really come in handy when those mean girls trick her into attending prom and humiliating her in front of the whole school. Jokes on them, right? Check out the new trailer below.

Now, previous reports said that the remake would be adhering more to King’s novel, rather than Brian De Palma’s adaptation, but aside from some iPhones in the infamous gym shower scene, and some updated fashion choices, was there really anything all that different? Moretz announced earlier this year that the film’s release date had been pushed back to “make it scarier,” so that could be promising. Or, it could be code for “whoops, we forgot to make this different from the original, better add a couple more blood-soaked iPhones.”

Carrie is in theaters October 18th.