Carrie director on why her remake is a superhero origin story

Cineplex Movie Blog – 1-on-1 with Kimberly Peirce

Carrie is many things: a thriller, a coming-of-age horror show, a metaphor for the potential destructiveness of powerful women, the name of our protagonist, and, according to director Kimberly Peirce, a superhero origin story.

Few probably saw that aspect in Stephen King’s 1974 novel about a teen outcast with telekinetic powers and a religious fanatic for a mom, or why Peirce, the woman behind powerful true story Boys Don’t Cry (1999) and Iraq war movie Stop-Loss (2008), would necessarily be directing a horror remake, but Peirce found the answers to both in the book that started it all.

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