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Initial post: 26 Feb 2009 17:13:22 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Feb 2009 17:13:57 GMT
bl2010 says:
Dear All,

I remember seeing part of a film when I was quite young, probably around 6 or 7. As far as I can remember, the main character was a young girl with some kind of supernatural capacity either to cause fires or predict them. All I can remember is one scene when she's sitting at the table and draws a picture of a house in flames.

I'm guessing the film/series is from the 70s or 80s.

I thought for a bit it might be the film Firestarter with Drew Barrymore, but no...

Any help would be greatly appreciated - thanks a lot!

Posted on 26 Feb 2009 20:56:44 GMT
M. G P SCOTT says:
Audrey Rose - 1977?

Posted on 27 Feb 2009 08:52:02 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Feb 2009 09:04:57 GMT
bl2010 says:
Thanks for the suggestion! I've had a look at the plot synopsis, and it doesn't really ring any bells - and I can't see any mention of drawings of houses on fire, seems to centre on a car crash - but I was very young at the time... I'll check it out!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2009 10:57:04 GMT
Ripper says:
Sounds like it could be an obscure little film called "Paperhouse" from 1988...a young girl finds that she can retreat into a fantasy world, drawing herself a mysterious house which seems to be linked to her troubled past. Might be worth checking it out!

Posted on 1 Mar 2009 13:11:04 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Mar 2009 13:44:45 GMT
bl2010 says:
Thanks, Ripper, will definitely see if I can find it!

Added after doing some internet searching: I think the film version is too recent (I must have caught the scene on TV in the early 1980s). However, I am wondering if it could have been the TV series based on the same book, which aired in the early 70s under the title "Escape into Night"...

Does anyone know if the series was shown again in the early to mid-80s?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2009 21:24:53 GMT
T. Kemp says:
A bit obvious but did you check out 'Carrie'

Posted on 2 Mar 2009 10:51:35 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Mar 2009 10:51:53 GMT
bl2010 says:
Cheers Trev - but definitely not Carrie :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Mar 2009 17:38:57 GMT
cally says:
Trust me -it really is Audrey Rose!I saw it a couple of weeks ago and it fits the bill perfectly.Its available dirt cheap on dvd

Posted on 3 Mar 2009 20:09:12 GMT
bl2010 says:
Thanks, Cally - I'm going to order it from the States to get it even cheaper :-)

Posted on 9 Nov 2009 15:24:54 GMT
D. Hickman says:
I've looked at Kidnapped and Kidnappers and it's neither of these but about that time of issue. Can anyone identify a black&white film for me? Young Scottish boy (very famous at te time) with blond hair, runs away into the hills or is kidnapped? Yes, I know - very brief and not much to go on but, if you know it, you know it.



Posted on 30 Dec 2009 02:11:17 GMT
Its not Daryl Hannah in Legal Eagles is it , she played a bit of a Fire Freak in that film ?

Posted on 31 Dec 2009 23:10:51 GMT
G. R. Jones says:
There's a scene in Cronenberg's The Dead Zone which might fit.

Posted on 1 Jan 2010 04:41:11 GMT
Firestarter [DVD] [1984]
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