Televised Carrie Redo & Sequel Coming to Blu-ray

The Angela Bettis-starring Carrie, the made-for-television adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, is coming to Blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory. The company revealed the 2002 film will be paired with The Rage: Carrie II (1999) next Spring. The latter is a direct sequel to Brian De Palma’s film and finds Amy Irving returning.
Scream Factory told fans via Facebook…

Carrie: The Musical Resurrected in L.A. As An Immersive Experience

“Immersive” is becoming the key word in a lot of cool haunted attractions and it’s going to apply to Carrie: The Musical which is coming to Los Angeles’ La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts (14900 La Mirada Blvd.). After a false start last year, the production is finally going to kick off on March 12th and it sounds like a blast.
The official opening is set for March 18th.

La Mirada Theatre will be completely transformed into Ewan High School, putting audiences, for the first time ever, at the center of the action in this bold and thrilling twist on the now-classic musical.

Want to See the Kooky Alternate Ending to Carrie?

Carrie arrives on DVD and Blu-ray today, featuring over an hour’s-worth of bonus content, including a “shocking alternate ending.” What’s that ending? Well, my copy arrived today and before I could crack it open, I had to see if this other conclusion was on the web. Guess what? It was. Ah, you’ve done me good, Internet.

Obviously, this is all spoiler territory from here on out.

Want a Copy of Carrie on DVD/Blu-ray? We’ve Got You Covered…

?On January 14th, Kimberly Peirce’s take on Carrie, starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, arrives in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack featuring a ton of special features.

Carrie is a reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. The film hits digital outlets on January 3rd.

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The Final Kings of Horror: Carrie 2013

Kings of Horror is a month-long series in which’s Ryan Turek (@_RyanTurek) and CraveOnline’s William Bibbiani (@williambibbiani) reflect on the big screen theatrical offerings of Stephen King’s works.

Episode one began with Brian De Palma’s Carrie and, today, after many, many, many days, the series ends with this year’s remake of Carrie by Kimberly Peirce.

How have Bibbs and Turek held up after this month?  Is their sanity in check?  Did they like the remake?  Head inside and find out!

Kings of Horror Episode 25: The Rage – Carrie 2

Were you someone who thought the remake was a new “low” for the Stephen King property?  Clearly you haven’t seen The Rage: Carrie 2, the subject of today’s Kings of Horror.

Kings of Horror a month-long series in which’s Ryan Turek (@_RyanTurek) and CraveOnline’s William Bibbiani (@williambibbiani) reflect on the big screen theatrical offerings of Stephen King’s works.  31 days, 31 films, 31 reviews!  

The series began with Carrie and will end with the Carrie remake.

Review: Carrie

The “remake thing” has been prevalent for so long, I’ve now determined that remakes fall into two categories.  There are remakes for them and remakes for us – “us” meaning the seasoned horror fans who have likely seen it all.  

In the former category, you have remakes that are literally straight re-tellings with little to no differences between the original film and the redo.  These are usually safely told, not taking any risks to deviate from the previously explored material and sticking to what works.  They’re usually for someone not familiar with – or who have never seen – the original film.  The remakes for “us” deftly embrace the tone of the original, maybe alter some things yet stay true to the heart and perhaps have something new to say.

This modern adaptation of Carrie is definitely one for “them.”  It’s a beat-for-beat remake of Brian De Palma’s 1976 film starring Sissy Space and Piper Laurie, but it’s a totally harmless remake.  My only major complaint is that director Kimberly Peirce misses the opportunity to put her stamp on it and make this a thoughtful commentary on modern-day bullying.