Carrie Gets a Mother with Julianne Moore

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The Kimberly Pierce remake of Carrie appears to be coming togther quickly with recent news of Chloe Grace Moretz taking the lead as the troubled telekinetic teenager. Now hot on the heels of that news comes the accouncement made that actress Julianne Moore will be playing the role of her mother. This takes previous announcement that Jodie Foster might sign on, out of the running. Whatever the case may be, it’s still a release that … Continue reading

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CARRIE gets its CARRIE

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As the remake train rolls on and on it should come as no surprise that any film could get the treatment at any time and no film is safe. It seems that our beloved horror genre gets way more then its fair share of the remake pie though. As the remake train rolls on and on it should come as no surprise that any film could get the treatment at any time and no film … Continue reading

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ChloĂ« Grace Moretz – The New Carrie?

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It’s been reported by Fangoria and elsewhere that ChloĂ« Grace Moretz is to take on the role of the telekinetic title character in a new screen version of Stephen King’s breakthrough novel, “Carrie”. So the poorly received sequel and the even more poorly received TV version didn’t tell them anything? And while ChloĂ« is cool, she’s nothing like the Carrie in King’s novel, unless she puts on a hell of a lot of weight and … Continue reading

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Weapon of Choice – mechanisms of death

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Weapons are integral parts of any horror story. The killers need them to implement their crazy plans of murder and mayhem. Depending on the situation and type of characters involved, weapons and carnage will vary. Blades are one of the most common kinds of weapons. Knives, machetes, swords and other sharp tools can cause some serious damage; just ask Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger. Myers’ usually wielded a simple, large kitchen knife. He strayed from … Continue reading

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Ruthless Killing: It’s a Man’s World

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Warning: This post contains spoilers for; Friday the 13th, Cry_Wolf, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, Dead End and Switchblade Romance. In 1980 Friday the 13th slashed and stabbed its way on cinema screens. It continued the success of slasher movies that had become a new horror trend. Films like John Carpenter’s Halloween and Black Christmas had laid the foundations for the sub genre but Friday the 13th did something that is rarely seen in … Continue reading

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List: 13 Greatest Stephen King Adaptations

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Carrie (1976) King’s first novel and first film adaptation: this is the one that started it all. And what a start it was; this movie gave us all a taste of what would become the staples of Stephen King movies. It features a regular girl with supernatural powers, a crazy, creepy mother, and lots of gore and mayhem. It also features John Travolta and stars Sissy Spacek in a role that she was born to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Carrie (1976)

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SYNOPSIS: “The story of Carrie White, a girl brought up, almost in isolation, by her psychotically religious mother Margaret. After an embarrassing incident in the showers causes her fellow pupils to tease Carrie ruthlessly, her teacher Miss Desjardin disciplines them severely. Determined to have revenge, the other students hatch a plot against Carrie, which turns horribly wrong when Carrie’s strange mental powers are unleashed during the school prom.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: No one is better … Continue reading

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