Firestarter (1984)

On this week's episode, the gang goes back to King Country to talk about the lackluster 1984 Stephen King adaptation, Firestarter! Why was Gene Siskel so unimpressed with all these awesome explosions? Why do we bother using computer effects nowadays when blowing up a dummy is one of the greatest things a human being can see with their own two eyes? And where is the timeline where we got the wild-ass John Carpenter adaptation? PLUS: Litigation-lover George Lucas goes hard at Stephen King!

Firestarter stars Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Martin Sheen, Heather Locklear, Art Carney, Freddie Jones, Louise Fletcher, Moses Gunn, and the great George C. Scott; directed by Mark L. Lester. 

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