Carrie remake is “jarring, creepy, and amazeballs”

Star Judy Greer talks about Chloë Grace Moretz and Carrie’s infamous pig blood prom scene.

Chloë Grace Moretz Let Me In
Chloë Grace Moretz Let Me In
Chloë Grace Moretz in 2010’s Let Me In

Speaking to E!, Judy Greer, who is playing Miss Desjardin, the teacher who begins to come to the troubled student’s defence when she’s being taunted by other girls, in Kimberly Peirce’s forthcoming remake of Brian De Palma’s Stephen King adaptation Carrie, the iconic prom vegenace scene is “amazeballs”.

Briefly ignoring the distress of hearing someone over the age of 17 say “amazeballs” – probably the most unsettling thing about this new version of Carrie so far – Greer added, “Weirdly, it’s kind of beautiful. It’s really totally jarring and creepy, but also in a strange way gorgeous.”

People may be smarting over the idea of another Carrie film – who on earth thinks they can better De Palma? – but horror fans have to admit that Let Me In, Dark Shadows and Kick-Ass‘ Moretz is the perfect choice.

“Chloë’s performance – and this is literal – has brought me to tears on set,” Greer enthuses. “She’s made me cry because I find her performance to be incredibly moving. I’m feeling a lot of compassion for her.”

Carrie is due in cinemas 12 April 2013