Stephen King's Silver Bullet (1985) Movie Review

Stephen King's Silver Bullet (1985)

1985 | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Adventure
95 minutes /

User Score: 77/100

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Stephen King's Silver Bullet Review


A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives Marty Coslaw, - a paralytic boy - his uncle and his sister - the narrator of the story.

Marty is an 11-year-old cripple who lives in a town where strange killings have been going on. Maybe it’s a monster? Soon, Marty confronts this monster while setting off fireworks on the bridge and he finds out it’s a werewolf. Now, he and his sister are searching for the man with only one eye (Marty had shot a firework into one of it’s eyes) to figure out who the werewolf is.

Silver Bullet (1985) was a very good Stephen King film and I enjoyed it quite a bit. The actors were alright. Some were good and believable and some were pitiful and laughable. The boy that played Marty, however, was quite good and you felt for him later in the film when the man that is the werewolf is going after him. The special effects were quite good for it’s time. The gore looked realistic for a movie like this and the creature effects were great. The werewolf didn’t look like some guy with 5 O’clock shadow. It actually looked like a werewolf, unlike in alot of other werewolf films I have seen recently. The screenplay was written wonderfully by Stephen King and I must say this is one of his best. Most of his things these days are just formula, but this was different from alot of his stuff. Overall, this is a pretty good little werewolf flick and I do recommend this.

About Stephen King's Silver Bullet (1985)

Title: Stephen King's Silver Bullet
Original Title: Cycle of the Werewolf, Stephen King's Silver Bullet
AKA: Silver Bullet
Year: 1985
Runtime: 95 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Adventure
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.85/5 stars from 92 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 92
Starring: Corey Haim, Julius LeFlore, Everett McGill, William Newman, Bill Smitrovich, Gary Busey, Terry O'Quinn, Laura Warner, Lawrence Tierney, James Gammon, Kent Broadhurst, Paul Butler, Heather Simmons, James A. Baffico, Tovah Feldshuh, Cassidy Eckert, Wendy Walker, Michael Lague, Myra Mailloux, Megan Follows, William Brown, Robin Groves, Herb Harton, Leon Russom, David Hart, Graham Smith, Joe Wright, Crystal Field, Roxanne Aalam, Rebecca Fleming
Writers: Stephen King
Director: Daniel Attias

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