Margo D. is joined in this bonus mini episode withChris SmithofThe Dorking Out Showpodcast to talk about one of the earlierStephen KingadaptationsFirestarter. Smith listened to the book and they both watched the movie and decide which they like better--the book or the movie.
In this episode they discuss:
Their picks for their favorite and least favorite Stephen King adaptations
The basic plot of the book and how it differs from the film
Stephen King’s writing style (and quirky dialogue choices)
The all-star cast includingDrew Barrymore, David Keith, Martin Sheen, Art CarneyandGeorge C. Scott
A very disturbing subplot in the book/movie most people would miss
The real villain of this movie--the director!
What is Stephen King’s obsession with fat people?
All of the books from the 1980s he now owns the rights to once again(Firestarteris on there!)
Original TV Trailer
Charlie (Drew Barrymore) uses her powers on her mom (Heather Locklear)
Charlie uses her power on the feds
Outro Music: “Don’t Fear the Reaper” byBlue Oyster Cult