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Need something to watch for Friday the 13th? There’s a new adaptation of a Stephen King classic now streaming online.
Firestarter, a remake of the 1984 sci-fi horror film about a young girl with pyrotechnic powers, debuted in theaters and on Peacock on Friday (May 13). Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong and Sydney Lemmon star in the reboot directed by Keith Thomas.
Firestarter centers around a young girl named Charlie (Armstrong) who has pyrokinesis — a psychic ability that allows her to start fires with her mind. Charlie’s special gift forces her parents to go on the run to hide her from a federal agency that wants to turn her firepower into a “weapon of mass destruction.”
Kurtwood Smith, John Beasley, Michael Greyeyes and Gloria Rueben are also in the cast.
How to Watch Firestarter From Home
Firestarter is a Peacock exclusive, which means subscribers can begin streaming the film on Friday at no additional charge.
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What else is streaming on Peacock? The original Firestarter starring Drew Barrymore is available on the platform, along with other chilling movies such as Chucky and The Purge: Anarchy.