Disney movies tend to make for fun mashups, and this video in which the trailer for the upcoming remake of Carrie is reimagined as the 1950 classic Cinderella is no exception. In the long-standing tradition of turning the willful innocence of Disney into cynical, sometimes harrowing material, YouTube user Cracker76 aligns scenes from the animated fairy tale with the audio of the teenage horror flick perfectly.
Cinderella stands in for Carrie (played by Chloë Grace Moretz), while the evil stepmother is, of course, Carrie’s mom Margaret (Julianne Moore). The mashup makes a surprisingly good case for how the two seemingly disparate heroines are actually quite alike—and suggests a Cinderella story without a happy ending.
The Long, Weird Tradition of Dirty Disney
TODAY IN SLATE
The Budget Disaster that Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
How Movies Like Contagion and Outbreak Distort Our Response to Real Epidemics
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
Everything You Should Know About Today’s Eclipse
An Unscientific Ranking of Really, Really Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.