“Know Her Name. Fear Her Power”
When I first caught wind of a Carrie remake I admittedly thought it was an odd choice. I don’t necessarily agree with a lot of remakes, but I do usually understand why a director would pick certain films to attempt a reboot on. Certain franchises just have that box office power based on name alone that would in turn make it more appealing to a director who is looking more to tinker verses starting from scratch. Although I have a ton of love for Carrie (1976), I find that it’s one of the classics that somewhat gets swept under the rug. Judging by Carrie’s low opening box office numbers I would have to say that my opinion is probably not to far off either. Not even the fact that this was the only big budget horror release this Halloween season could save peoples lack of interest.
Now would I shoot Carrie (2013) in the head to put it out of its misery? No, but I’d probably quarantine it in the darkest dungeon possible and not really need to revisit it any time soon, if ever. This film just resinated a very meh feeling out of me. On top of that, more of a meh feeling than any film has given me in years. I don’t have a ton of awful complaints about it, but I don’t really have anything to praise it on either. So basically, Carrie (2013), we can no longer see each other. I wish I could say it was me and not you, but let’s be honest, it’s totally all you.
My biggest complaint about this film has to be the casting of Carrie. I love Chloe Grace Moretz. I think she is a fantastic up and coming young actress who is exploding with talent and possibility. I continue to look forward to what she grows into as she becomes more of an adult, because I suspect it’s going to be awesome stuff. With that said, I just don’t think she was a believable choice for the role of Carrie. Did she nail her lines and tone? Yes she 100% did, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how well of a performance an actress or actor gives if they themselves are not believable for the role.
So horrorsphere, what did you all think? I’m really curious to hear peoples opinions on this one. If all else fails, can we just talk about how awesome the phrase “dirty pillows” is while we cook some food?
I am a huge fan of the bow tie as well as its pasta counterpart. The great thing about this pasta dish is it’s simple to prepare but will fool anyone who is eating it to think it’s some spectacular fancy experience…kinda like prom itself. Sorry Tommy Ross I’d make you role solo.
– 14 ounce Bow Tie Pasta
– ¾ Cup Pesto
– 1 Can Cream of Celery
– 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
– ½ Cup Dry white wine
– ½ Cup White Onion, Diced
– ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese, Shredded
– 1/3 Cup Water
– 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
– ½ Teaspoon Salt
– ¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper
– ½ Teaspoon Basil
– ½ Teaspoon Oregano
In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat up olive oil. Add onion; reduce heat to low, and sauté for 10 minutes. Next, add all remaining ingredients except pasta and cheese. Continue to cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In the meantime, in a separate saucepan cook pasta according to package directions. Slowly add cheese to the sauce, and stir until combined and cheese has melted. Drain pasta, and add the cooked pasta to the sauce mixture. Toss to completely coat. This recipe also goes well with adding peas, chicken, or bacon.