Spontaneous Combustion (film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Tobe Hooper|
|Produced by||Henry Bushkin
Jerrold W. Lambert
Arthur M. Sarkissian
|Screenplay by||Tobe Hooper
|Story by||Tobe Hooper|
|Music by||Graeme Revell|
|Editing by||David Kern|
|Studio||Black Owl Productions
|Release dates||23 February 1990 (USA)|
|Running time||97 min.|
Spontaneous Combustion is a 1990 American science fiction horror film, directed by Tobe Hooper. It was written by Tobe Hooper and Howard Goldberg, based on a story by Hooper, and is a co-production between Henry Bushkin, Sanford Hampton, Jerrold W. Lambert, Jim Rogers and Arthur M. Sarkissian.
Brad Dourif plays the role of Sam, who learns that his parents were part of an atomic bomb experiment. As an adult, Sam discovers he has the power of pyrokinesis. He is able to control fire and electricity but with terrible consequences to his body afterwards. The cast also includes actors Melinda Dillon and Cynthia Bain.
Spin magazine, while writing, "no one makes bad movies as deliriously entertaining as Tobe Hooper, whose career continues its spectacular downward slide with Spontaneous Combustion", gave the film an overall favorable review. John Kenneth Muir, in his book Horror Films of the 1980s, wrote, "Spontaneous Combustion commences on a high note of creativity and wit, but then promptly goes down in flames."
- "Spontaneous Combustion (1990) - Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
- Barr, Ty (May 1990). "Video Rewind". Spin: 66. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
- Muir, John Kenneth (23 March 2007). "Spontaneous Combustion". Horror Films of the 1980s. McFarland. p. 769. ISBN 078642821X. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
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