The Firestarter Clown That Will Haunt Your Nightmares!

If you could set things on fire just by using your mind, what would you do? If you're Dennis Quaid, the answer is: Become a circus clown and terrorize families with your insane giggling. Behold the insanity of Wilder Napalm.

Wilder Napalm is a hard movie to track down on DVD, so here's the one bit on Youtube that we could find. Quaid and Arliss Howard are brothers, who both discover they're pyrokinetics as small children — so Howard gets a real job, and Quaid becomes a clown living in a trailer. Just because.

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Here's the movie's trailer. Yes, Quaid really does say, "Once you've had a clown, you never go back":


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I remember when this came on Showtime in the 90's and was amazed at how I had never heard of it. It wanted to be a quirky comedy but it wasn't very funny. However the climactic fire battle between the brothers was as good as any action film of that period. I think they should have focused more on the action and less on the comedy.