Graveyard Shift: Firestarter And Cat's Eye Double Feature

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FIRESTARTER (1984)

No matter what script you start with, any film with the star of PATTON, the star of APOCALYPSE NOW, and the star of E.T. -- all directed by the guy who did CLASS OF 1984 -- is gonna turn out pretty wonderful. What a bonus, then, to have it be a whackadoo Stephen King adaptation! Originally published during the snowstorm of King’s heavy-duty, well-publicized cocaine years, FIRESTARTER’s telekinesis conspiracy plot makes as much sense as a Weng Weng movie, but who cares? It’s worth the price of admission alone to see the audacious dialogue scenes between a karate-chopping George C. Scott and a pissed-off eight-year-old Drew Barrymore. Add a Martin Sheen that’s somehow even more oily than his DEAD ZONE counterpart, a Carpenter-like score by Tangerine Dream, and enough pyro to outdo a Metallica stadium show -- and you’ve got a late-nite, three-beers genre bullseye.

CAT'S EYE (1985)

STEPHEN KING'S CAT'S EYE, an anthology film written by King, takes audiences on a tour through terror, as hosted by the cuttest little puddytat you've ever seen. As a stray cat journeys through America in search of the child who haunts its dreams, it runs across two desperate men put in dangerous situations by their vices before encountering one of the greatest monsters the '80s ever gifted upon horror fans - a toy-sized troll that lives in the wall and steals the breath of children.

Smart, low-key and full of suspense and humor, STEPHEN KING'S CAT'S EYE is one of the few Stephen King movies that really works. You'll get crazed James Woods, goofy Drew Barrymore and '80s cartoon voice actor Frank Welker having a field day as the the voice of the troll (its costume built by legendary SFX artist Carlo Rambaldi). Over the course of three stories, Stephen King and director Lewis Teague (CUJO) have a ton of fun exploring the lengths people are willing to go through to save their life or the lives of others - whether your a smoker trying to quit your addiction, a lethario forced to face great heights in the name of love or a house cat devoted to Drew Barrymore.
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