I frequently enjoy the films based on those books. Carrie was one of the first books of his I read and I think it was also the first adaptation I saw at the cinema. Chilling, original, frightening. Sissy Spacek played the part with wide-eyed horrific naivete. Piper Laurie was indeed the mother from hell. In my opinion, Carrie (made in 1978 and directed by Brian de Palma) stands today as a classic in Horror cinema.
So why try and improve on it? Has that even been achieved? We'll all have to judge for ourselves, of course, but I have just watched the official trailer and, I don't know about you, but I felt I was watching an almost identical film - with different actors.See what you think:
and here's the original:
Maybe it's just me, but did the new version really need to be made?
It's out in the US on October 18th. Let me know what you think. Meanwhile, here's the official movie site: Carrie
and here's a link to a blog I enjoy following:
Talk Stephen King