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What You Never Noticed About Chloe Grace Moretz's Horror Movies

Chloe Grace Moretz started acting at the tender age of 6, and first gained recognition for her role as Chelsea Lutz in the 2005 version of "The Amityville Horror." Since then, she's been in tons of movies like "500 Days of Summer," "Kick-Ass," and "If I Stay," and guest starred on TV shows like "30 Rock." Her natural acting abilities have also won her plenty of accolades, including the Young Hollywood Award for Fan Favorite Actor (Female), a CinemaCon Award for Female Star of Tomorrow, and multiple Breakthrough Artist awards. She's also ventured into producing, and she even campaigned for Hillary Clinton in 2016, showing that she's truly capable of anything (via The Hollywood Reporter).

While Moretz's acting credits span everything from romantic dramas to black comedy superhero flicks, some of her movies have similarities that aren't always easy to pick out at first glance. When it comes to the horror movies she's been in, the majority of them share an interesting feature that only true horror buffs may have noticed.

Chloe Grace Moretz has mastered the horror remake

Moretz's breakout role in "The Amityville Horror" was a remake of the 1979 supernatural horror film by the same name. Her following horror movie roles have almost all shared that same defining feature — she seems to be drawn to horror remakes. She had a small role in "The Eye" starring Jessica Alba, which was based on the original film done in Hong Kong. She starred in the 2010 vampire film "Let Me In," based on 2007's "Let The Right One In." In 2012, she was in Tim Burton's remake of the soap opera "Dark Shadows." She received praise for her role in the 2013 remake of the classic horror film "Carrie" as the titular character. And most recently in 2018, she appeared in the remake of the 1977 supernatural horror film "Suspiria."

In an interview with Collider, Moretz described how important it was for her to create an entirely new version of Carrie, rather than simply recreate the original: "Well what I definitely wanted to not do is steal what she [Sissy Spacek] did, because I think what she did was amazing and iconic and everyone knows the typical hands-out, eyes-open look. [...] My main thing about this film was building my own Carrie, and she's not what Sissy did, she's not what [Brian] De Palma made Carrie to be, it's what Kim and I have constructed to be this being, what we have made into this living, breathing human."

As John Squires of Bloody Disgusting so eloquently tweeted: "Amityville Horror. The Eye. Let Me In. Carrie. Now Suspiria. Chloe Grace Moretz is officially the 1st true horror remake scream queen."