Aug. 25, 2022

Stephen King Week: Firestarter (1984)

Stephen King Week: Firestarter (1984)

Firestarter movie review from the Salty Nerds has them marveling at just how much Netflix's Stranger Things ripped this movie off.  

We all know that the Duffer Brothers were heavily inspired by the work of Stephen King when they were making Stranger Things, but they essentially ripped off the Firestarter 1984 movie starring Drew Barrymore as a child gifted with powerful psychic abilities that is relentlessly pursued by a secretive government agency who wants to either control her or kill her.  

Also starring David Keith, Martin Sheen, and George C. Scott as a ponytailed Native American (no joke), this is one of Stephen King's best known horror movies and set the stage for Drew Barrymore to star in E.T.  

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