One of two Stephen King filmed adaptations released in 1984. The other was Children of the Corn (1984). Also, Christine (1983) , which was released in the U.S. at the end of 1983, still debuted in many territories around the world in 1984.
One of several Stephen King adaptations based on his books or original screenplays that were produced or released within an eight-year period starting in 1976. These include Carrie (1976), Salem's Lot (1979), The Shining (1980), Christine (1983), Cujo (1983), The Dead Zone (1983) and this film (1984).
One of two films that screenwriter Stanley Mann had released theatrically in 1984. The other was Conan the Destroyer (1984), which was also released by Universal and produced by Dino De Laurentiis released in the summer.
Twelve-year-old Ryan Kiera Armstrong, who is known for The Tomorrow War and American Horror Story, is Charlie. The young firestarter struggles to cope with her explosive powers in the modern world. Just in the trailer, she expresses heightened emotions, nearing that fury that leads to horror more than Barrymore's Charlie ever did. Screaming as she sets enemies ablaze, and admitting she even takes a sort of pleasure from harming others, audiences see a Charlie who has agency--the kind that gives goosebumps.
Several guards of the DSI headquarters carry M16 assault rifles. They are never seen close enough to identify the model with sure but due to the year of filming (1984) these rifles are most likely M16A1s. 041b061a72