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CARRIE Blu-ray Review

The modernization of Stephen King’s famous novel Carrie is elevated beyond just a tired retread thanks to the acting skills of it’s young cast, especially Chloe Grace Moretz, and by the direction of Kimberly Peirce.

Brian De Palma’s Carrie is a horror classic that made Sissy Spacek a star. Fans of that film may not find anything particularly new or exciting in this outing, but the modernization of the film will help younger generations who missed the first one connect with the story more. The bullying takes on a purely 21st century twist – the opening scene with the girls throwing tampons at a menstruating and confused Carrie White is not only hard to watch, but it’s sickening when you see the “bad girl” in the group record it on her phone and then upload it to YouTube for the whole world to see. This is then used to bring the movie full circle when, in the iconic scene at prom, the clip is shown again on the walls for the school to see and laugh at right in front of Carrie’s blood-soaked face.

Peirce does an excellent job of building the tension throughout, to the point where when the iconic scene does happen, and most viewers know the scene even if they haven’t seen the original film before, there’s a pit in your stomach and dread hanging in the air. The entire film has been leading up to that point but when it finally comes the audience almost doesn’t want to see it – averting eyes to try to make it less uncomfortable, gruesome, sad.

Official Synopsis: 

Carrie is a reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Directed by Kimberly Peirce and produced by Kevin Misher, with a screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the film is a production of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Screen Gems and was released in theatres on October 18, 2013.

Showcasing over an hour of heart-pounding exclusive special features, the CARRIE Blu-ray includes behind-the-scenes featurettes, commentary from director Peirce, deleted and extended scenes, the hit “Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise” viral video and an alternate ending that is sure to keep fans on the edge of their seat!

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CARRIE Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Feature Film With Alternate Ending
  • “Bringing Back Carrie” Featurette
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes with Commentary by Director Kimberly Peirce
  • Commentary by Director Kimberly Peirce
  • The Power of Telekinesis
  • Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise
  • Theatrical Trailer

CARRIE DVD Special Features:

  • “Bringing Back Carrie” Featurette
  • Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise
  • Theatrical Trailer

Carrie Blu-ray (2013) is available on Amazon. 

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Kristal Bailey

Kristal Bailey

With a soft spot for movies that fall into the “So Bad They’re Good” category, Kristal Bailey regularly watches B-movies, 80s comedies, and sci-fi from the 50s and 60s. She also refuses to grow up if that means she has to hide her love for Disney and Pixar films.

In her free time, she enjoys reading graphic novels or books that are soon to be turned into movies, watching hours and hours of television, and spending way too much time on Twitter.