Silver Bullet

Silver Bullet

Daniel Attias (1985)

90min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Scripted by Stephen King from his own story Cycle of the Werewolf, this half-hearted lycanthropic horror is a tired sheep in werewolf's clothing. Disabled Corey Haim (his wheelchair is the silver bullet of the title) knows there's a werewolf on the prowl in his small town and convinces his sister (Megan Follows) and their alcoholic uncle (Gary Busey) to help him unmask its human identity. First-time director Daniel Attias draws credible performances from his able cast but the deliberately irony-rich murders misguidedly draw more laughter than terror. ET creator Carlo Rambaldi's embarrassingly artificial werewolf doesn't help matters either.

Summary

A disabled boy is the only one aware that a half-human creature is stalking the streets of his home town. Horror based on Stephen King's Cycle of the Werewolf, starring Corey Haim, Gary Busey, Megan Follows and Everett McGill.

Cast & Crew

Uncle Red Gary Busey
Marty Coslaw Corey Haim
Jane Coslaw Megan Follows
Reverend Lowe Everett McGill
Sheriff Joe Haller Terry O'Quinn
Nan Coslaw Robin Groves
Bob Coslaw Leon Russom
Owen Knopfler Lawrence Tierney
Older Jane Tovah Feldshuh
Arnie Westrum James Gammon
Director Daniel Attias
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD
Drama