5 of This Week’s Coolest Horror Collectibles Including ‘Tremors’ and ‘Jurassic Park’ Merch!

Killer Collectibles highlights five of the most exciting new horror products released each and every week, from toys and apparel to artwork, records, and much more. Here are the coolest horror collectibles unveiled this week! ‘Tremors’ Shirt from Cavity Colors Like many, the recent loss of Fred Ward had me reflecting on his work. Whenever I […]

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A Tale of Two Fires: Comparing Stephen King’s Novel and the New ‘Firestarter’ Movie

After thirty-eight years, Firestarter is once again lighting up theaters. Adapted from Stephen King’s 1980 novel of the same name, Firestarter is the story of Charlie McGee (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), a nine year old girl with the power to light fires with her mind. Though opinions vary on the novel’s success, Firestarter has always had […]

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‘Firestarter 2’? Director Teases Where the Story Could Go Next

From director Keith Thomas, Blumhouse’s re-adaptation of the Stephen King classic Firestarter is now playing in theaters and streaming on Peacock, scaring up $6 million at the worldwide box office. Universal and Blumhouse probably aren’t itching to green light a sequel based on that number, but perhaps the Peacock numbers are strong enough to warrant […]

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Latest Stephen King Movie ‘Firestarter’ Debuts to Just Under $6 Million in Theaters

The latest Stephen King adaptation, the Keith Thomas-directed Firestarter blazed into theaters over the weekend, simultaneously available for free to subscribers of Peacock. Not surprisingly, the availability of the film on Peacock cut into the opening weekend box office numbers for Firestarter, with the film scaring up $3.8 million in domestic theaters. Here in the […]

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‘Firestarter’ Undercooks Stephen King’s Scorcher [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

“You’re special, Charlie.” The heat is on, and The Losers’ Club are sweating as they check out Keith Thomas‘ new re-imagining of Stephen King‘s fiery 1980 novel Firestarter. Starring Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon, and Michael Greyeyes, the Blumhouse-Universal joint offers a swift, 90-minute jaunt through the iconic story. Join Losers Michael Roffman, Randall Colburn, […]

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‘Firestarter’ Review – Modern Reimagining of Stephen King’s Novel Fails to Ignite

Bloody Disgusting’s Firestarter review is spoiler-free. The Stephen King renaissance continues with a modern adaptation of his 1980 novel, Firestarter. Considering the lackluster response to the 1984 adaptation, it’s likely long overdue. But the real question is whether there’s any thematic depth or storytelling to mine amidst superhero cinema’s current oversaturation and popularity. While The Vigil director Keith Thomas does […]

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‘Firestarter 2: Rekindled’ – Unearthing the Ashes of a Forgotten Stephen King Sequel

Of all of Stephen King’s literary children, none burns as brightly as Charlie McGee. She is the main character in his 1980 novel Firestarter and arguably his most powerful protagonist. The child of participants in a college experiment run by a government agency known as The Shop, Charlie was born with the unique ability to […]

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How ‘Firestarter’ Lead Ryan Keira Armstrong Helped Zac Efron Through His First Horror Movie [Interview]

This coming Friday the 13th brings a new adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Firestarter from Universal, Blumhouse, and director Keith Thomas (The Vigil). In Firestarter, “For more than a decade, parents Andy and Vicky have been on the run, desperate to hide their daughter Charlie from a shadowy federal agency that wants to harness her unprecedented gift for creating fire […]

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‘Firestarter’ Director Keith Thomas on Practical Effects, Real Fire, and Working with John Carpenter

This week, the modern reimagining of Stephen King‘s Firestarter releases courtesy of Universal, Blumhouse, and director Keith Thomas (The Vigil). In Firestarter, “A young girl develops pyrokinetic abilities and is abducted by a secret government agency that wants to harness her powerful gift as a weapon.” Ahead of its debut in theaters and on Peacock on May 13, Bloody Disgusting […]

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8 New Horror Movies Releasing at Home This Friday the 13th!

This week is a special one for horror fans, as the first and only Friday the 13th of the year caps off the work week this Friday, May 13th. The horror genre always rises to the occasion when Friday the 13th is near, and this year is no exception. A whopping eight brand new horror […]

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‘Firestarter’ Clips Unleash the Fury of Charlie’s Supernatural Powers

Coming to theaters as well as the Peacock streaming service this Friday, May 13, the latest Stephen King re-adaptation is Firestarter, courtesy of Universal, Blumhouse and director Keith Thomas (The Vigil). Two new clips have been shared by Universal this week, and they give us a glimpse of Charlie’s supernatural powers. Expect our review later this week! In Firestarter, “A young girl develops pyrokinetic […]

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Failure to Burn: Revisiting the Original ‘Firestarter’ Movie

Constant Readers often refer to Firestarter as “vintage King.” This designation is usually reserved for works published in Stephen King‘s early career, roughly marked by his debut novel Carrie (1974) and the horror masterpiece It (1986). That run also includes fan favorites like The Shining, Pet Sematary, and Night Shift, and has spawned an astonishing […]

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“I’ll Find You” – Listen to Another John Carpenter Track from New ‘Firestarter’ Movie!

John Carpenter is back with a brand new score for a brand new Stephen King adaptation, with Firestarter coming to theaters and Peacock on May 13 courtesy of Universal, Blumhouse and director Keith Thomas (The Vigil). Carpenter composed the movie’s score alongside his fellow Halloween franchise composers Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. This is especially cool considering John Carpenter was originally going to direct the 1980s version […]

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Zac Efron is a Real ‘Firestarter’ in Over 20 Images from Peacock’s Stephen King Movie

Coming to theaters as well as the Peacock streaming service on May 13, the latest Stephen King re-adaptation is Firestarter, courtesy of Universal, Blumhouse and director Keith Thomas (The Vigil). The film’s image gallery has been set ablaze today, providing us with over 20 shots of the feature film starring Zac Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong. In Firestarter, “A young […]

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Bloody Disgusting’s 2022 Summer Horror Movie Preview!

It’s nearly that time of year again when the summer months ignite the box office and herald in a slew of big summer releases. Only this year, the busy summer months are getting a head start, beginning with a packed May for horror releases. This summer belongs to horror between streaming platforms, digital, VOD, and […]

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