The Firestarter soundtrack includes music by Nitzer Ebb, Marty Cooper and John Carpenter. This info article contains spoilers for Keith Thomas’ 2022 movie on Peacock. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.
Firestarter stars Zac Efron as Andrew “Andy” McGee, a life coach with telepathic powers. Ryan Kiera Armstrong co-stars as Charlene “Charlie” McGee, Zac’s daughter who learns how to control her pyrokinetic abilities. The storyline follows the protagonists as they flee from a secret government agency. Composers John Carpenter (Halloween), Cody Carpenter (Halloween Kills) and Daniel A. Davies (Halloween 2018) scored the 94-minute film; music supervisors Michael Perlmutter (Vikings) and Mikaila Simmons (Diggstown) selected the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in Firestarter, a re-make of Mark L. Lester’s 1984 Stephen King adaptation.
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Firestarter Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2022 Movie
- “Control, I’m Here” by Nitzer Ebb (00:24:00): The Firestarter soundtrack song plays during a scene at Lewiston Elementary School. Rainbird (Michael Greyeyes) works as a janitor in a hallway. The music revs up as he arrives at home; the camera pans across a room. “Control, I’m Here” stops as Rainbird receives a phone call from Captain Hollister (Gloria Reuben). He receives a new mission.
- “Tell the Singer I’m Sorry” by Marty Cooper (00:46:00): Andy sits on the side of a road with Charlie. He warns his daughter that people want to study her. A truck pulls up and stops. Charlie worries about potential danger. The Firestarter soundtrack song plays from within the vehicle. Andy and Charlie receive a ride to Boston from Irv Manders (John Beasley), thanks to some telepathic manipulation.
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Firestarter released theatrically on May 13, 2022. The film debuted on Peacock Premium the same day.
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