One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and ... See full summary »
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. Written by
The werewolf dream sequence utilized a total of seventy extras that were divided up into four groups with various levels of make-up and costume. These ranged from approximately ten principal actors used for close-ups and action shots, having the most refined looks, while the remainders were just made to appear menacing and fill up the rest of the church to give it a full house appearance. See more »
Marty is in the park flying kites with his friend Brady and is up on a tree limb getting a kite down. Janie helps him down from the tree limb and we see that the limb he is on is too high for him to reach from his chair. See more »
[Older Jane narrating]
The last full moon of that Spring came a little more than a month before school let out for Summer vacation. Our town's long nightmare began that night.
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In the spring of 1976, in the former peaceful town Tarker's Mills, the inhabitants are scared with violent murders and press Sheriff Joe Haller (Terry O'Quinn) to investigate further and find the responsible. Meanwhile, the crippled boy Marty (Corey Haim) is very happy with the new motorized wheelchair that his dear Uncle Red (Gary Busey) gave to him. During the night, Marty sneaks out to use the fireworks Red gave to him in a bridge. However he is attacked by a haired creature but Marty shots a rocket in the left eye of the attacker and escapes. Marty tells his sister Jane (Megan Follows) that he was attacked by a werewolf and convinces her to seek out who in town could have an injured eye. Jane discovers that the local Reverend Lowe (Everett McGill) is the creature but now the siblings have to convince Uncle Red to help them to disclose the truth about the reverend.
In the 80's, "Silver Bullet" was a successful werewolf film on VHS in the rentals. I might have watched this entertaining movie at least twice in those years. Today I have just seen it again and I really liked it, specially the chance to see Corey Haim two years before "Lost Boys" and Terry O'Quinn decades before "Lost". But maybe the most important is the excellent transformation of the werewolf without the use of computers. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "A Hora do Lobisomem" ("The Hour of the Werewolf")
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