‘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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‘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’ 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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‘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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Breaking Down the New Stephen King ‘Firestarter’ Trailer [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

“Something feels weird, something’s changing…” At last, the explosive first trailer for Keith Thomas‘ re-imagining of Stephen King‘s Firestarter has arrived. Starring Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Michael Greyeyes, and Gloria Reuben, the highly anticipated adaptation arrives on May 13th in both theaters and on Peacock. Because of this, the Losers have returned to The […]

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‘The Vigil’ Director Keith Thomas Puts a Horror Spin on A Place to Bury Strangers’ Video for “I Disappear” [Exclusive]

The Eyes of My Mother‘s Kika Magalhaes and The Vigil‘s Malky Goldman fight to the death in this ultra-violent music video for A Place to Bury Strangers! Often cited as “the loudest band in New York,” Brooklyn’s A Place to Bury Strangers returned last summer with an excellent new EP, Hologram, on founding member Oliver Ackermann’s label Dedstrange. The band then shocked […]

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