Stephen King's Silver Bullet (1985) Movie Review

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Stephen King's Silver Bullet (1985)

1985 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Adventure
95 minutes / 1h 35min

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Stephen King's Silver Bullet Plot Synopsis:

The small town of Tarker's Mills was a place that was very peaceful, where nothing extraordinary ever happened until one night when murders began. The townspeople believe it's some maniacal killer on the loose whom they intend to hunt down. Marty, a young handicapped boy, believes the killer is no man at all, but a werewolf. After a run-in with the werewolf, Marty and his sister Jane hunt all over town for the man who is the werewolf.

Stephen King's Silver Bullet (1985) Review

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 its 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 looked like a werewolf, unlike in a lot 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 a just formula, but this was different from a lot of his stuff. Overall, this is a pretty good little werewolf flick, and I do recommend this.

  • Stephen King's Silver Bullet Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 5.42
  • IMDB: 6.4
  • MetaCritic: 2.6
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 4.7

About Stephen King's Silver Bullet 1985

Title: 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: 2.71/5 stars from 20,138 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 20,138
MPAA Rating: R
Stephen King's Silver Bullet Cast Starring: Corey Haim, William Newman, Laura Warner, Bill Smitrovich, Julius LeFlore, Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Lawrence Tierney, James Gammon, Laurens Moore, Leon Russom, Terry O'Quinn, Kent Broadhurst, Paul Butler, Heather Simmons, James A. Baffico, Rebecca Fleming, Pearl Jones, Sam Stoneburner, Ish Jones Jr., Tovah Feldshuh, Lonnie Moore, Steven White, Rick Pasotto, Conrad McLaren, Cassidy Eckert, Wendy Walker, Michael Lague, Megan Follows, Myra Mailloux
Stephen King's Silver Bullet Writers: Stephen King
Stephen King's Silver Bullet Director: Daniel Attias
Production: Paramount Home Video
Language: English
Country: USA, Netherlands