Silver Bullet (1985) Reviewed

Based on Stephen King’s short story (and graphic novel) Cycle of the Werewolf, Silver Bullet is one of those 80s King adaptations that didn’t receive much respect, but is actually quite good. Corey Haim is a wheelchair-bound youth who teams up with his disbelieving Uncle Red (Gary Busey) to defeat the mysterious beast lurking in the shadows of a previously peaceful New England town. There’s a nice family dynamic between Busey, Haim and elder sister (Megan Follows) — who narrates the story — that grounds what’s essentially a traditional monster movie. Everett McGill (from Twin Peaks) is great as the local preacher. The end is no surprise and a bit of a let-down but Silver Bullet is still a solid entry in the werewolf hall of fame with its fair share of chills. It’s a horror movie you can watch with your little brother.

~ by Number5ive on August 31, 2008.

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