carrie

Well, the trailer for Kimberly Peirce’s remake of Carrie is finally here, and it manages to squeeze in literally every single plot point one can remember from the original film.  The trailer seems to be operating on the assumption that everyone has seen and remembers the Brian De Palma original adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, making it ok to basically show nearly every spoiler the film has—as if to say, “see, we’re gonna have the pig’s blood at prom, too!  And the frizzy-haired crazy mom!  And the tampon throwing!  And the dress-making!  And the concerned gym teacher!  And the kid locked in a closet!”—which almost seems to render going to the film pointless.  After all, they’ve made it clear we’re basically going to see all the memorable parts from the original film, but with more CGI floating books and people.

But hey, maybe the younger crowd who hasn’t seen the original will get drawn in.  Check out the trailer:

So, what did you think?  We’re almost surprised they didn’t go ahead and end the trailer with Carrie’s hand shooting out from her grave.

Carrie stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, and Judy Greer, and is set for an October 18th release date.

What do you think of the trailer?