“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, Jenn Adams, and special guest Ashley Casseday of the Keep It Weird podcast as they burn through the new blockbuster. Together, they discuss Scott Teems‘ translation from page to screen, the intriguing new turn for John Rainbird, the body horror, John Carpenter‘s muscular score, and much more.

Stick around, though, because later on, Thomas joins the Losers for a chat about the making of the film! The Vigil filmmaker discusses how he got involved in the production, the dangers of shooting with real fire, the dream of working alongside Carpenter, horror vs IP, and how they resurrected this story in a post-Stranger Things climate.

Stream the episode below and return next week when the Losers flip the weather for some ice, ice baby as they dust off Peter Straub‘s chilling 1979 epic Ghost Story. For further adventures, join the Losers’ Club over long days and pleasant nights via Apple Podcasts, SpotifyRadioPublicAcastGoogle Podcasts, and RSS.

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