De Palms Shares His Thoughts On Carrie Remake

This is cool!  Seriously, Fagoria is awesome.  Brian De Palma talked to Fangoria about the upcoming Carrie remake:
“I know Kimberly Pierce, I’ve known her for twelve years.  I met her in Paris when she was on a press junket for BOYS DON’T CRY. We spent some time in New York together, we used to go to the theatre together. She’s a bright, talented person. I tried to encourage her to make a movie very quickly after the success of BOYS and it took her years to find right material… 
but anyway, she contacted me when she decided to do CARRIE. We discussed the right way to approach it, who she was going to cast and we had a few discussions about it and basically I gave her my blessing. She’s a very talented girl and I’m really excited to see what she does. It will be more like the book, I think, which is Sue Snell’s testimony which puts Carrie in kind of brackets…”
De Palma's comments actually explain the Carrie trailer and the voice over.

The Fangoria article is HERE.


  1. Not bad, verrrry interesting as the ysay on Laugh In.

    For all that I still hope they go with the sort of found footage documentary deal. The trailer seems to imply that's at least part of the route it will go.


  2. Wow, I can't stand the "found footage" approach. But, it is kind of the way Carrie is written.

  3. My sense of things is that there will be found-footage elements, but that it won't be the entire movie. Fine by me; it's a good, viable art form.

  4. DePalma's CARRIE made #7 in's list of the 50 best horror movies. #1 was, of course, THE SHINING.

  5. I'm pretty sure that if I put my mind to it, I could think of 70 horror movies I prefer to Carrie. I'm not sure I'd even break a mental sweat doing it.