In 1934 Californian doctor Robert E. Cornish came up with a plan to revive dead humans and animals - with a gigantic see-saw.
1933: Dr Cornish of California claims he can resuscitate human cadavers - by “teetering” them on a large see-saw. http://t.co/KbPIE4JrdW— Weird History (@historyweird) March 5, 2014
The remake of “Carrie” is being released like a horror film, which is unfortunate, because the movie is very good…
Peirce does bring thoughtful and engaging twists on De Palma’s version—not least in the simple yet obvious integration of social media into the story (an iPhone video of Carrie’s shower-room freakout is a humiliating natural for Facebook). More important is a short and violent bit of backstory that sets up both the primordial source of Carrie’s telekinetic powers and a quiet sting of an ending that reprises the opening. The suggestion is that Carrie’s abilities may not be a freakish miracle but a replicable event—in effect, a metaphysical result of a social problem.