Firestarter (2022)

Keith Thomas directs Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong and Michael Greyeyes in this Stephen King adaptation where a little girl with the psychic ability to create fire is chased by a shadowy organisation.

Nobody remembers the Drew Barrymore original. This is a solid rehash with some neat spikes of burnt to a crisp gore. Not quite full fat horror but nasty when it counts. The world is tactile, dateless. The first and last act has an appropriate degree of urgency. Michael Greyeyes is always fine value. Killed a Sunday afternoon and I had minimal quibbles.


Perfect Double Bill: Midnight Special (2016)

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