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Rafael Moreu is an American screenwriter, best known for his work in horror and thrillers.
Moreu wrote the movies Hackers (1995) and The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999). For Hackers, he saw the film as more than just about computer hacking but something much larger: "In fact, to call hackers a counterculture makes it sound like they're a transitory thing; I think they're the next step in human evolution." He had been interested in hacking since the early 1980s. After the crackdown in the United States during 1989 and 1990, he decided to write a script about the subculture. For research, Moreu went to a meeting organized by the New York-based hacker magazine 2600: The Hacker Quarterly. There, he met Phiber Optik, a.k.a. Mark Abene, a 22-year-old hacker who spent most of 1994 in prison on hacking charges. Moreu also hung out with other young hackers being harassed by the government and began to figure out how it would translate into a film. He remembered, "One guy was talking about how he'd done some really interesting stuff with a laptop and payphones and that cracked it for me, because it made it cinematic".
The Rage: Carrie 2, which was originally titled The Curse, was initially scheduled to start production in 1996 with Emily Bergl in the lead, but production stalled for two years. The film eventually went into production in 1998 under the title Carrie 2: Say You're Sorry.
- "Rafael Moreu Filmography", Allmovie, retrieved 2010-12-24
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- Creepshows: The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Guide by Stephen Jones, p.124