Carrie is the latest iconic franchise that’s seeing new blood. The memorable movie about a college-going woman who discovers her supernatural power after a hard time in college is now going to the FX Channel as a series. Carrie, one of Stephen King‘s earlier book adaptations is one of the first female-oriented Hollywood horror movies to hit the big screen.
There’s a twist though. There are rumors that Carrie this time won’t be a male or a female. Rather. she will be either a transgender or a person of color. With so many Hollywood horror movies creating protagonists who somehow have got the wrong end of the society’s ire, this seems to be a very interesting idea of a reboot/sequel.
The Carrie franchise is one of the oldest, completing more than fifty years as this year rolls out. The first horror movie, Carrie, released in 1976. Post that, the franchise has seen two sequels, one in 2002 and another in 2013. Since then, the franchise has gone into cold storage, only to up for revival now.
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The original Brian De Palma movie had Sissy Spacek as the titular character. In 2002, Angela Bettis as the titular character. David Carson directed a script that Bryan Fuller wrote. In 2013, Chloe Grace Mortex played the iconic character. Kimberly Pierce directed the remake and Kevin Misher produced. Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort and Alex Russel were also part of the cast.
Carrie on FX Network is more proof that newer content creators are looking at retro franchises with a brand new interest. Thre next year sees several retro franchises returning with reboots and remakes. IHC has covered, in detail, the movies like Halloween Returns and Halloween Kills, Fantasy Island and the Blumhouse remake of the classic The Invisible Man as well.
All in all, 2o20 is a good year for horror movie enthusiasts