Carrie is a shy and scared teenage girl whose telekinetic powers begin to manifest uncontrollably when overcome with emotions. So, yeah, the high school prom, the epicenter of adolescent tensions, may have been the wrong place for her to go. But that's perhaps why Stephen King's classic horror novel was both terrifying and heart-breaking.
Kimberly Peirce, the director behind the upcoming modern-day film version, certainly believes that's the case. And in this new featurette, she along with cast members Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore further explain Carrie's unflappable decision to attend her school's formal dance, despite her mother's so-called words of wisdom: "They're all gonna laugh at you."
A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloe Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.