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One twisted mother


Julianne Moore put her maternal instincts into overdrive to get into character while filming Carrie.

ACTORS often get pigeonholed into certain film and TV genres. Not Julianne Moore.

On TV, she's gone from portraying the real Sarah Palin in the political drama Game Changer to the fictional Nancy Donovan on 30 Rock. Her film roles include a porn star (Boogie Nights), FBI agent (Hannibal), dinosaur hunter (The Lost World: Jurassic Park) and computer voice (Eagle Eye). Her career is full of a broad range of characters.

You can see the breadth of her work currently, as she plays an easygoing, sexually liberated college student in Don Jon and a merciless mother who thinks sex is the root of all evil in Carrie.

The roles have one thing in common.

"Anytime you do something, you think 'Maybe I'll suck and everyone will hate it'," Moore says during an interview for Carrie.

She does everything she can to make sure the work doesn't, uh, "suck". She does research, which in the case of Carrie meant going back to the original Stephen King novel. She also tries to find the elements that will make the audience react to the character.

In Carrie that meant playing the mother as a woman who does evil things, but in some strange way is basing all her actions on a deep love for her daughter.

Although the bloody prom scene is the most recognisable image from the film versions of the Stephen King novel, the key to both the book and movies – including the new remake – is the twisted mother / daughter relationship. It's a mixture of love, hate, fear, respect, disrespect, disappointment and atonement.

Moore found playing the motherly role a lot easier because of co-star Chloe Grace Moretz.

"She's so professional and was always so prepared," Moore says. "I think the thing I love the most about her is that she's a mama's girl. And, she'll tell you that. She loves her mother. She loves her brothers ... that made it easy for me to get close to her.

"I wanted her, more than anything else, to feel super safe with me. I wanted her to feel if she had a question, she could come to me. If she had any kind of need or desire, she should come to me."

Moore's convinced the bond they formed helped them through the physical and emotional demands of the movie.

As for the maternal part of the performance, all Moore had to do was think of her own two children.

Those instincts went into overdrive in the opening scene where Moore's character believes she's dying of cancer but is actually giving birth. In the scenes, where a real infant was used, Moore found herself more concerned about the welfare of the baby than the film production. Once she was confident the child was safe and secure, she would switch to her actor side. – The Fresno Bee / McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

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The rise of the horror remakes


The trend of remaking or 're-imagining' classic horror movies is not slowing down.

CARRIE is the latest attempt to remake a classic horror movie and the trend shows no signs of slowing.

There are plans to remake everything from the classic Rosemary's Baby to the campy Little Shop Of Horrors.

Remaking horror films has been going on for years, which means when you decide to pick up a DVD to watch for Halloween you'll need to be careful. In many cases, the original and remake don't have the same quality.

Here's a look at 13 horror films and their remakes to help you make a DVD pick that's more of a treat than trick.

House Of Wax

1953: Vincent Price turned this 3-D film into a horror film classic.

2005: Paris Hilton made this remake very plastic.

The Fly

1958: Audiences screamed at the sight of a man's head on a fly's body.

1986: Audiences groaned at seeing Jeff Goldblum's body parts fall off.

The Blob

1958: Showed us a huge blob of goo could be quite scary.

1988: Showed us a film could be a huge glob of goofiness.

House On Haunted Hill

1959: Vincent Price produced rushes of adrenaline with the scares in a creepy mansion.

1999: Geoffrey Rush caused ticket buyers to fear they wouldn't get their money back at the box office.


1960: Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece made us afraid of showers.

1998: Director Gus Van Sant's step-by-step remake made us feel like we needed a shower.

Night Of The Living Dead

1968: George A. Romero's tale of zombies attacking a farmhouse defined the walking dead genre.

1990: Tom Savini's tale of zombies was dead on arrival.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1974: Director Tobe Hooper created a classic horror character with the chainsaw-welding Leatherface.

2013: Director John Luessenhop created another reason to hate 3D.

The Shining

1980: Jack Nicholson gave this creepy tale of a haunted hotel a chilling edge.

1997: Steven Weber gave the TV tale of a haunted hotel a dull edge.

Friday The 13th

1980: Betsy Palmer film that created blueprint for genre about teens being systematically killed.

2009: Danielle Panabaker film that created blueprint for how to kill the genre about teens being systematically killed.

My Bloody Valentine

1981: Love means having to say "I'm sorry I didn't see that killer behind you."

2009: Love means having to say "I'm sorry but this film is better because the violence reaches an absurd level."

The Evil Dead

1981: Director Sam Raimi's tale of teens being killed in the woods gets a million scares from a few bucks.

2013: Director Fede Alvarez's tale of teens being killed in the woods gets a few scares from millions of bucks.

The House On Sorority Row

1983: College girls end up pledging De Cappa Tation.

2009: College girls end up pledging the original is better.

Fright Night

1985: Roddy McDowall makes this tale of a neighbourhood vampire campy fun.

2011: Colin Farrell makes this tale of a neighbourhood vampire scary fun.

– The Fresno Bee / McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

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