FIRESTARTER
1984, Park Circus, 114 min, USA, Dir: Mark L. Lester

After rocketing to fame in E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, pre-teen Drew Barrymore was tapped for the lead in this Stephen King adaptation. She plays Charlene “Charlie” McGee, a girl with pyrokinetic powers that government agency “The Shop” is eager to harness; her father (David Keith) also has psychic abilities, which he uses to protect his daughter from Shop agents. Sharing the screen with fiery special effects is a top-notch cast - including George C. Scott, Martin Sheen, Louise Fletcher, Art Carney and Heather Locklear - and an electronic score by Tangerine Dream.


KRULL
1983, Sony Repertory, 121 min, UK/USA, Dir: Peter Yates

The planet Krull is being attacked by a huge spaceship called the Black Fortress; from rival kingdoms, Princess Lyssa (Lysette Anthony) and Colwyn (Ken Marshall) unite to drive back the alien invaders and fulfill an ancient prophecy. This little-seen sci-fi fantasy boasts lavish production values and a superb score by James Horner. Watch closely for Liam Neeson and Robbie Coltrane in small roles!


FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED
1969, Warner Bros., 101 min, UK, Dir: Terence Fisher

Director Terence Fisher directed one more Frankenstein film, but this was really the end of the cycle as he had originally envisioned it. Peter Cushing's Dr. Frankenstein is a demon in human form, the equivalent of a concentration camp doctor. With Simon Ward, Freddie Jones, Veronica Carlson.


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