Carrie – notes

Some great insight from Kim Newman regarding the new Carrie movie.

The Kim Newman Web Site

NB: these are my notes on the film, not a review – so you might not want to read them if you’ve not seen it yet.

There was a TV miniseries remake of Carrie in 2002, with Angela Bettis and Patricia Clarkson … not to mention Katt Shea’s The Rage: Carrie 2, with Emily Bergl as a hitherto-unmentioned sister of Stephen King’s (and Brian DePalma’s) Carrie White. So this redo of DePalma’s 1976 adaptation – the original screenwriter (Lawrence D. Cohen) gets a co-writing credit with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa since so much of his script is just reused – isn’t exactly unprecedented. For obvious reasons, none of the screen Carries are fat, spotty and stupid in the way that the novel’s antiheroine is (you have to look to a young Pauline Quirke in Nigel Kneale’s ‘Special Offer’ for a telekinetic who looks like King’s character – though that TV play was…

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