1. It spoils the ending of REC (which, if you haven’t seen yet, you REALLY need to. Netflix has it …and it is in out personal Top Ten Scariest Movies Ever Made list. And that list was VERY hard to trim down).
2. It spoils the ending of REC 2. (Also worth seeing, unless you hated the first one… but I doubt you’d be here if you did)
3. There’s no new footage, but it is still scary as hell.
DO NOT WATCH THE TEASER IF YOU HAVen’T SEEN REC AND REC2 AND PLAN TO! YOU WILL THANK US LATER!
More plot details to follow… but it brings things back to Angela Vidale (“IT BEGAN WITH HER. IT ENDS WITH HER.”) and takes place shortly after the events of REC2.
WHUP! Did they say REC 4? There’s even a teaser trailer for REC 4 Apocolysis (spelled that way for now ) out there; will try to find an embed-ible copy. It’s not a prequel like REC 3, but instead gets back to the good stuff, old-skool: reporter Angela Vidale …and the Medieros girl. Let’s hope Javier Botet makes it in!
When I first heard about this project, it sounded like a terrible idea to me. Why mess with one of the most perfect Stephen King film adaptations–hell, one of the most perfect horror films, period*–ever made? To this day, the 1976 original holds up. Not only does it still hold up, it’s one of those movies that is just as powerful and deeply frightening with every re-watch (that’d be probably close to fifty times for me over the last three-plus decades) and I’ve only seen it on TV. I’d love to see it on the big screen, and if I do, I can all but guarantee I will scream at the top of my lungs in panic at the end, even though I am 100% sure exactly how, where, and when that hand will burst up through the stones covering the grave and grab Sue Stern’s wrist in her nightmare.
The more I heard, though, the less stupid it sounded, especially when I saw the two photos of Chloë Grace Moretz in the title role and Julianne Moore as Mrs. White (Carrie’s scary religious nutcase mother). Then I finally got to see this– one of the best teasers I’ve seen in years for a horror movie. Here it is in HD, if you haven’t seen it yet, and if you have, it’s worth another look!
I had read they were going to stay closer to the novel than the original, and so far so good, since in the novel Carrie ended up destroying the entire town, she was so enraged. Hundreds of dead and injured; most fire-related. Carrie also uses her powers to unscrew all the fire hydrants she can so there’s less water to put the fires out. Here’s the official PR to go with the teaser trailer:
The official teaser trailer for ‘Carrie’ (2013) starring Chloë Grace Moretz as Carrie in an adaptation of Stephen King’s original novel ‘Carrie’. Official description: A sheltered high school girl unleashes her newly developed telekinetic powers after she is pushed too far by her peers.
OK, that’s a huge fucking understatement, but fine. Now I see what all the buzz is about, so far I see no reason not to trust director Kimberly Peirce, and I’ll be following the coverage pretty closely and sharing it here! Here’s a link to the official URL, WhatHappenedToCarrie.com. Plus, since the American Horror Story Asylum premiere, I’ve had the haunting Pino Donaggio score to the Brian De Palma original stuck in my head…
*no pun intended. Really.
“There’s something no-one seems to understand. She wasn’t some …monster, she was …just a girl.”
I’ve heard very little about this movie. The trailer below, though, had me as soon as Screaming Jay Hawkins’ I Put a Spell on You kicked in. Add in the fact that it’s a horror ANTHOLOGY and I almost sprained my fingers searching for a release date. Less than five minutes later I interrupted the Session 9 piece I was working on (which I would like very much to finish and post) just to put this up. Check THIS shit out!*
*I really hope it doesn’t turn out to be shitty. This ‘teaser trailer’ is worth a look, though! How the hell this has been floating around online for nine months, and this is the first I’ve heard of it, I have no idea. Perhaps if I went the official website and clicked on “About” I would know more.