Halloween Kingathon – Firestarter (1984)


Here’s Darren’s Day 16 choice for our October Kingathon – Firestarter (1984)

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Banner-2logoDirector: Mark L Lester

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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