Over the years there have been a few "Carrie" remakes, a little-known sequel and even a Broadway musical. Now Hollywood is taking another stab at the horror classic.
Kim Pierce directs this latest "Carrie" installment, and with her comes lots of indie cred. Her best-known film is 1999's "Boys Don't Cry," for which Hillary Swank won the "Best Actress" Oscar.
Aside from a few modern flourishes in the new "Carrie," including having classmates cyberbully Carrie White using cell phone cameras as weapons and having Carrie research her newfound powers on the Internet, Pierce said she wanted to make a movie that was truer to King's original book.
"I did stay closer to the Stephen King version," she said. "I think because I was in so much love with Carrie as a main character, I wanted to put the audience inside her shoes, pretty much how the novel is told. So very much throughout the entire movie, you are with Carrie."
Pierce said she saw similarities between Carrie White and Brandon Teena, Swank's character in "Boys Don't Cry."
"These were amazing characters that were misfits, who were outcasts, who basically want to get love and acceptance like we all do and were willing to go to extraordinary lengths to get it," Pierce said. "And there's somebody out there who wants to take it away from them, and when that person takes it away, I think we feel brokenhearted. I think we feel indignant, I think we want to see that person, you know, reclaim their space, and we want to see them get revenge."