'Carrie' First Look: See Chloe Moretz Covered in Blood and Julianne Moore's Psycho Mom

'Carrie' First Look: See Chloe Moretz Covered in Blood and Julianne Moore's Psycho Mom

Aug 23, 2012

Entertainment Weekly bought a ticket to the prom and ended up taking the two blood-soaked ladies you see below. Chloë Grace Moretz — who plays Carrie in the retelling of Stephen King's novel of the same name, also inspired by Brian De Palma's 1976 film — and Julianne Moore as her mom, Margaret White. Boys Don't Cry director Kimberly Peirce tells the story of the bullied high schooler who unleashes telekinetic mayhem at her prom.

The tale takes place in the quiet suburb of Chamerblain, Maine — King's home state and favorite place to set his chilling stories. Mrs. White is a deeply religious woman and completely unhinged. Piper Laurie played the maniacal mother in the De Palma film and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. It's easy to see why — she was a riveting psychopath to watch unfold into complete madness. Her over-the-top brand of crazy and quotes about "dirty pillows" also aroused uncomfortable laughter. Julianne Moore's photo reveals a pale, troubled woman whose grim appearance matches her twisted psychological landscape. 
As in the original movie and book, Carrie's gym teacher mentors her, this time played by Arrested Development's Judy Greer. The mean girls torment her endlessly, led by Portia Doubleday's Chris Hargenson. The snobby student's best friend seems to have a conscience, however — Gabriella Wilde's Sue Snell — and tries to make amends. Actor Ansel Elgort portrays teen heartthrob Tommy who follows Sue's prompting to take Carrie to the prom. Madness ensues. Moretz's Carrie is awesomely covered in blood in the EW photo. She spoke to the magazine about the famous scene where a bucket of pig's blood is dumped on her head during her shining moment as prom queen. "We only have, like, four chances to get it right, because that stuff stains your hair."
Straighten your corsage and prepare for grisly high school antics when Carrie hits theaters on March 15. [via EW]


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