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“Carrie” remake a bloody success

By Helen Patterson
 Staff Writer 

The 2013 movie, “Carrie” is a remake of the iconic 1976 film (directed by Brian De Palma, starring Sissy Spacek as Carrie White and Piper Laurie as Margaret White). Based on the novel by Stephen King, “Carrie” is the story of shy, outcast teenager Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz) who develops telekinetic powers following her first, unexpected period at seventeen. 

Carrie is persecuted by her mother, Margaret White (Julianne Moore) and many of her classmates. In one climactic and iconic scene, she snaps and kills most of the students at prom after an ill-advised prank covers her in pig’s blood, unleashing her psychic fury. 

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