There’s really not much I can say about the new, TV version of Stephen King’s first novel, Carrie. I don’t want to compare it to the original 1976 Brian De Palma classic, and I never read the novel, so I can’t compare it to that either.
I can say that for a while, I was really digging this flick. As the title character, Angela Bettis was really, really good. Likable, but really creepy and disturbing at the same time.
I recently saw the trailer to a movie called May, which looked like a pretty creepy horror flick, and Bettis is the title character in that one too. Hmmm. Ms. Bettis might be getting stereotyped…
The entire cast is pretty good, especially Patricia Clarkson as the way too religious over bearing mother. She’s always good.
Ren Sofer is also really good as the protective gym teacher.
David Keith, from another King flick, Firestarter, plays the detective investigating, well, everything that happens. I like the way they handled his scenes and his interrogations.
Then there’s Katharine Isabelle, who doesn’t have that big of a role here, but she’s just so freaking WOW, that I have to mention her. I wonder if she ever plays any nice girls?
But like I said I was digging this, but then, damn, some of the worse CGI stuff I’ve ever seen came on the screen. A very disappointing climax…
Still for a three hour TV movie, I guess 2 and a half without commercials, Carrie was pretty good.