The Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and money for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research is sweeping the nation! And you’re probably kind of sick of seeing the videos of people getting doused with frigid water to support the cause. But hold on! Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters bandmates have just raised the bar big time and put smiles on the faces of horror fans everywhere in the process.
If you’ve seen Brian De Palma’s 1976 classic film Carrie, then you know what the iconic scene is and you know that it involves pig’s blood. Dave Grohl and the guys have paid tribute to that scene to a tee (even including a reenactment of Nancy Allen’s lip licking moment), substituting the blood for equally disturbing ice water. It’s pretty impressive, and Grohl even challenges Stephen King at the beginning of the clip to make it even more awesome. Stay tuned for King’s response, and until then, watch the Foo Fighters’ glorious Carrie homage below:
Meh. I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of those in this review. I really hate pointless remakes, especially when dealing in the horror genre. Trying to keep an open mind can be tough when a remake is in the works, and my mind was already three-fourths closed when the remake was announced for 1976’s horror classic, Carrie. Yes, the movie where the term ‘dirty pillows’ was introduced along with pig’s blood at the prom. Directed by Brian De Palma with Oscar nominated performances from Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie, the original Carrie stands the test of time based off of those performances and it’s vivid and intense imagery throughout. So what about the remake? Does it do the original justice? Does it add anything new? Meh. Continue reading →