Firestarter (2022) | 31 Nights of Horror Challenge

For this year’s 31 Nights of Horror Challenge, the Day 9 prompt was New Release. I have been a Drew fan since I was a kid. What red-blooded American boy born in the 1970s wasn’t? With that being said, and also loving a good Stephen King story, I thought I would like the re-make of Firestarter.

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After being experimented on by a secret government entity called The Shop, Andy McGee develops psychic powers and meets the love of his life. Together they have a daughter with a power of her own and The Shop will stop at nothing to get them back.

Our Thoughts on Firestarter (2022)

Very poor, have poor effects, has a poor story, and is cheesy, so disappointed with this. If you are going to remake a cult classic, then have a look at what made it a classic to start. This is just a lifeless, boring sham. If you loved the original film, give this a miss, if you haven’t seen the original, it might just about keep you awake.

2.5 out of 10


John Carpenter, who did the music for this film, was set to direct the original Firestarter (1984), but was replaced when his previous film, The Thing (1982), failed at the box office. He would instead direct another Stephen King adaptation, Christine (1983). is a participant in the Amazon Services, LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to *Amazon and the Amazon logo are the trademarks of, Inc, or its affiliates. Additionally, Alaska Dog Works participates in various other affiliate programs, and we sometimes get a commission through purchases made through our links.