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
Early drafts of the film's script, including the pressbook release, stated that the werewolf speaks. In the actual film itself, the werewolf does not speak at any time. See more »
Marty hands the screwdriver to uncle Red, but a few seconds later he suddenly has it back. 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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The UK DVD release of the film in 2001 contains the original movie trailer and spoken commentary by director , both of which is not available on any other officially released DVD including the US. See more »
SILVER BULLET is just pure fun, one of those horror movies that relies on atmospheric tension and frightening monsters. The werewolf is pretty scary in this adaptation of Stephen King's novella, CYCLE OF THE WEREWOLF. 80s teen star Corey Haim is just fine as a wheelchair-bound young boy who discovers there's a werewolf in their midst---the townsfolk think the murders are the work of a psycho killer, but Corey and his sister Megan Follows convince Uncle Red (a cool Gary Busey) and they set off to find the identity of the werewolf. Everett McGill is fine as the creepy minister, and the whole movie works because it doesn't take itself too seriously and it recognizes that. Truly one of the better treatments of a King work.
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