A few new images from director Kimberly Peirce’s (Boys Don’t Cry) adaptation of the Stephen King novel Carrie have made their way online. For those unfamiliar, the film revolves around a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers she has telekinetic powers and who is abused at home by her ultra-religious mother (Julianne Moore) and tormented at school by her peers. Matching the quality of Brian De Palma’s previous film adaptation is a tall order, and the recent full trailer for Carrie promised that Peirce isn’t holding back on the intensity of the story. It remains to be seen if this adaptation can confidently stand alone, but the prospect of some epic stand-offs between Moretz and Moore is certainly promising.
Hit the jump to check out the new images. The film also stars Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Ansel Elgort, Alex Russell, and Gabriella Wilde. Carrie opens on October 18th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Carrie:
A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloe Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.