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Everything you need to read on the upcoming horror movie “Firestarter” 

Firestarter, the upcoming horror movie has some idiosyncratic views and has left the fan base biting their nails on the trailer launch, read everything about Firestarter, find out more about the cast, release date, premiering on storyline, and plot of the Firestarter. 

Stephen King is recognized as “The King of Horror,” and while this novel on which Firestarter is based does have some frightening themes, he also enjoys exploring the world’s “what ifs.” He’s created a number of stories in which a character where a youngster realizes they have a natural talent that puts them different from the rest of the world. Many people focus on The Shining’s horror elements, but they frequently overlook the fact that the name “shining” refers to Danny Torrence’s powers. The Institute, which he published in 2019, is about a group of youngsters who are kidnapped by a secret agent because of their extraordinary powers.

Whereas the Firestarter has some unique, rarely viewed, and unimaginable mystery inculcating horror for the fan base. And we are all ready to view it! 

Storyline and plot of the “Firestarter”

Firestarter begins with the plot When his daughter Charlie shows indications of developing pyrokinesis, Andy must do everything it takes to defend her from “The Shop,” a covert government entity intent on kidnapping her. They’re interested in studying her since she was born with the capacity to make and manage Firestarter, unlike her parents, who only got their abilities after undergoing an experimental drug test. Charlie is immune to the adverse effects that both of her parents experience when they use their talents, which is why she is such a valuable target for The Shop, the company that produced the medicine that gave people superpowers in the first place.

While the plot of the Firestarter will most likely remain mostly unchanged from the novel and the 1984 film, director Keith Thomas will undoubtedly throw a few surprises at the audience to keep things new and intriguing in the Firestarter movie.

Is there a trailer for “Firestarter”? 

The official trailer for Firestarter was published on February 9, 2022, by thrilling horror enthusiasts all around the world. This 110-minute film Firestarter is a remake of the 1984 film of the same name ‘Firestarter’, which was based on the 1980 Stephen King novel. Universal Pictures will release the picture, which is directed by Keith Thomas and produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions. John Carpenter and his son, Cody Carpenter, are responsible for the score. Stephen King has reviewed and approved the final script of Firestarter by Scott Teems (Halloween Kills). 

In the trailer of Firestarter, Drew Barrymore, at eight years old, played Charlie McGee, Andrew McGee’s daughter, in the original 1984 picture (David Keith). Andrew and Vicky (Heather Locklear) sign up for an experimental drug test before Charlie is born, and as a result, they get weak versions of telepathy and telekinesis. When their daughter, Charlie, develops pyrokinesis years later, they are pursued by a government entity known as “The Shop.”

Despite her youth, she possesses far greater strength than any of her parents. While they battle for their lives to defend her, then in Firestarter it turns out that she is far more capable of doing so… after she learns to harness her emotions-fueled power.

What will be different in the “Firestarter” movie from the book 

In the novel, both of Charlie’s parents have superpowers, with Andy’s being a “push,” which is a type of mind control. The mother’s ability is telekinesis, which allows her to manipulate objects with her thoughts. They share telepathic abilities and can read each other’s minds, however, they also suffer from adverse effects from employing their abilities, such as terrible headaches and bloody noses.

According to the book, the two of them were administered an experimental medication known as “Lot 6” as part of a trial with The Shop. This is what gave them their abilities and explains why they are always on the hunt for the store.

Charlie has no adverse effects when she uses her superhuman skills because she was born with them. Because the teaser for the 2022 film implies that Charlie is one of a kind and has dramatically minimized the presence of talents inside her parents, there have been rumors about the plot shifting about the parents and their own skills.

You could notice anything in the Firestarter if you look intently during the scene in the trailer where John Rainbird holds a knife to Charlie’s throat. Andy warns in Firestarter Rainbird that if he doesn’t release her right away, things will become worse, and when he does, he is thrown against the wall. This isn’t a blazing explosion, but Firestarter appears to be Andy’s or perhaps Vicky’s power.

When can we finally watch the horrific “Firestarter” in theaters? 

Firestarter will indeed as per the sources be available on May 13, 2022, according to the trailer. The film will be released in theatres, but Firestarter will also be accessible to stream on Peacock the same day.

“Firestarter” StarCast 

In Firestarter the cast is minimal yet A-lister, Andy McGee, Charlie’s father, will be played by Zac Efron, who is most known for his younger part in the High School Musical films but has also acted in recent films such as Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile.

Firestarter has Ryan Kiera Armstrong play Charlie in the film. She may be young, but she’s already amassing an incredible resume, with major parts in shows like The Tomorrow War and American Horror Story. Vicky McGee, Charlie’s mother in Firestarter, will be played by Sydney Lemmon.

The further cast of Firestarter includes Cap Hollister, played by Gloria Reuben (Lincoln), while Dr. Joseph Wanless is played by Kurtwood Smith. John Rainbird will be played by Michael Greyeyes, while Irv Manders will be played by John Beasley.

Full Cast of “Firestarter” 

Zac Efron, Kurtwood Smith, Gloria Reuben, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon, Michael Greyeyes, Tina Jung, Lanette Ware, Gavin Maclver-Wright, Neven Pajkic, Vas Saranga, Danny Waugh, Shannon McDonough, Phi Huynh, Isaac Murray and Darrin Maharaj

Director of “Firestarter” 

Keith Thomas

Producers of “Firestarter” 

Daniel Bekerman, Jason Blum, Andre Coutu, Martha De Laurentiis, Akiva Goldsman, Karen Harnisch, Gregory Lessans, J.D. Lifshitz, Raphael Margules, Jennifer Scudder Trent, Scott Teems and Ryan Turek


Shreya Minocha
Shreya Minocha
I am Shreya Minocha, A wordsmith; extremely fond of cinematic versions and keen to write entertainment articles expressing my pov on the same.


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