The classic ‘Carrie,’ brings a modern twist


The promotional poster for the movie, “Carrie.”

Ravina Gujral, ScotCenter Segment Editor

The recent remake of the classic, gory, horror movie, “Carrie,” has acquired the attention of many new and old fans around the country, patiently waiting to unravel the suspense promised in it.

Many people already knew the story of Carrie White, a teenager with a psychotic mother, Margaret White. Mrs. White is a woman who bases her and her daughter’s entire existence around Jesus Christ. Although, many hadn’t read the book or seen the original movie, creating a larger interest in the remake, placed in a more modern time period.

The movie is based around Carrie’s dreaded life at home and school created by her mother, who keeps her in a very closed and sheltered world, isolated from others. Carrie’s mother has strict, traditional, views of what is sinful and constantly tells her daughter, “Go to your closet and pray…You pray, little girl! You pray for forgiveness!”

After being pushed around at home, Carrie continues to be bullied at school due to her cluelessness of the world, since her mother refuses to let her act as a normal teenager.

Throughout the movie, Carrie learns of her newly formed power and becomes closer to being in control of her life. After being invited to her high school prom, Carrie goes through numerous obstacles of a battle between others and herself, leading to the climactic ending.

Junior Victoria Poslavsky stated, “It was a really great movie since all of the actors did a very good job portraying their roles. I also thought the actress who played Carrie, Chloë Grace Moretz, played a very convincing outcast.”

The lead roles do an exceptional job at portraying the characters from the book and the original movie, while adding in a modern twist to the classic.

According to, critics say the movie is “so-so,” while fans say “go.”

“I was a big fan of the original ‘Carrie’ and the book, so I was really interested to see how this new movie would compare. I really enjoyed it, and although it wasn’t quite as creepy as the original movie, they did a great job refreshing the haunting story of Carrie White,” said junior Andrew Wach.

Junior Neeshae Wain commented, “I was very impressed, it was almost as great as the original movie.”

In the end, “Carrie” was a compelling remake that satisfied what most fans wanted as a suspense-filled drama, although fell short as a horror movie.

Overall, I would give it four out of five stars.

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