By Lisa Petrillo

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — At the movies this week, a Stephen King horror flick gets an update.

A shy high school student sheltered by her overprotective mother and bullied by her peers unleashes her telekinetic fury in the remake of the horror movie, “Carrie.”

In the remake of the 1970’s classic, Chloe Grace Moretz stars as Carrie White and four time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore plays her mother.

This film was modernized to reflect the 21st century.

“The 60’s to 1976 were drastically different in a myriad of ways, but at the same time you have the common underlying through-line which is the fact of adolescence and the fact of bullying,” said Moretz.

Moretz sat down with CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo to explain this coming of age tale where some fellow students with bad intentions pushed Carrie to do bad things, things they could never imagine.

For Chloe, stepping into Carrie’s shoes was a challenge she was ready to take on.

“This character became so layered and multifaceted because of all the work that we all put into it, I mean we all spent 4 weeks before production in just perfecting who Carrie is and just from her physicality to the emotionality of the character to her complete psychological outlook on life.”

Chloe said she’s thrilled to share this contemporary spin on the creepy classic original with audiences.

“Not only is it emotional and enthralling in the fact that you will be crying and laughing, but you will be terrified and excited and you have telekinesis and sci-fi and you have anything you could ever want in a horror movie and more.”

Carrie is rated “R.”


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