Here’s Darren’s Day 16 choice for our October Kingathon – Firestarter (1984)
Writer: Stanley Mann (Screenplay) Stephen King (Novel)
Starring: David Keith, Drew Barrymore, Freddie Jones, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen, George C Scott, Art Carney, Louise Fletcher, Moses Gunn
Plot: A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Nicely Paced Horror Thriller
Story: Firestarter starts Andy McGee (Keith) trying to take his daughter Charlie (Barrymore) away from a group of authority figures. We flash back to the experiment being performed on ten people, five get water the other five get a special treatment where Andy took place in and met Vicky (Locklear). We see how the two learn they have telekinetic powers the rest of the experiment went horribly wrong.
We jump back to the present…
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