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'Carrie' Remake Hits Theaters In Time For Halloween

Andrea Martinez |
October 13, 2013 | 2:43 a.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Chloe Grace Moretz's character Carrie gets bullied in "Carrie" (Sony Pictures).
Chloe Grace Moretz's character Carrie gets bullied in "Carrie" (Sony Pictures).
This Halloween, add “evil prom queen” to your list of potential costumes. The classic prom-gone-wrong tale, "Carrie," is back and reincarnated as 16-year-old Chloe Grace Moretz. 

Moretz plays a teen girl with telekinetic powers who is sheltered by her religious zealot mother, played by Julianne Moore. On the night of her high school prom, things take a turn for the worst when she is humiliated in front of the entire class body. 

Derived from the Stephen King novel, the story has many infamous moments. The most iconic being when Carrie gets a bucket of pig-blood dumped on her after winning prom queen, a malicious prank done by her peers.

The trailer depicts chilling scenes of Carrie being taunted by peers all the while dealing with a tuburlent and emotionally charged relationship with her mother. The combination of the two spike the girls powers, making them stronger than her own will. 

Watch the frightening scenes for yourself in the film's trailer below. 

The movie is relevant as it touches on bullying, a topic highly prevalent in the age of social media. 

Although Moretz said was never personally bullied, she said she can still definitely relate to her character in the movie. 

“I grew up with two gay brothers so If I was going to be the bullier, it was to the bullies,” said Moretz at movie's premiere. 

Meanwhile, the movie's promotional team recently took to the streets of New York to promote the movie. Their tactic -pranking costumers into believing a woman in a coffee shop had Carrie's telekenetic powers. They caught hilarious customer reactions on camera. Check out the video below. 

Don't forget to catch more creepy telekenetic-ness in theaters on October 18! 

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