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By-rote remake of the eponymous1976 horror outing - based, like its predecessor, on Stephen King's 1974 novel. This time it's Chloe Grace Moretz who's endowed with powerful telekinetic powers, and uses them to take bloody vengeance at the senior prom on classmates who have humiliated her. Director Kimberly Peirce puts Carrie and her deranged religious fanatic of a mother (Julianne Moore) through their familiar paces - with predictably unpleasant results.

Watch out for: Considerable gory violence, implied premarital sexual activity, disturbing imagery, mature themes, a few uses of profanity and fleeting crass language.

Rated: L, limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling; MPAA: R, restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2013