I'm not sure why, but it seems like the rating for Silver Bullet is somewhat low on IMDb in my opinion. Silver Bullet is a great horror movie by the master of scares Stephen King. I did read his novella "Cycle of the werewolf" which was OK, not my favorite book but had a very great idea. Silver Bullet took the idea and made it into a really terrifying story that was also a great update to the werewolf monster story. It made you think that what if there was someone in your town who was hiding a secret that they were a monster who could judge you and feel the need to just kill at their own will, and what if they knew that you knew what they were? It makes it a whole lot worse. Silver Bullet is a great movie to watch in the dark that I'm sure will give you goosebumps and make the hair on your arms stand up.
The good residents of Tarker's Mill are dense enough to ignore or explain away a series of violent deaths until a little boy is torn to pieces while flying his kite after dark. At that point, the men gang up and go into the fog-shrouded woods to hunt down whatever slasher is out there. The most they achieve is the sighting of one hairy arm and a few more sacrificial victims. But life goes on, and when the summer fireworks show is canceled because people have deduced it might be fatal to stay out after dark, the family's wheelchair-bound son Marty goes coasting off to the bridge to shoot his own fireworks. Needless to say, the hairy killer beast that is certain to be lurking there gets shot in the eyeball by one of Marty's rockets and is now an unhappy hairy killer beast.
The acting is decent enough, we have a baby Corey Haim who delivers a very strong performance as Marty. It's sad to think that with the success he had with Lucas, Silver Bullet and The Lost boys that he led the life he did, he could have been something great when you watch this performance. His relationship with Megan Follows who plays Jane his sister was so touching and very believable. We also have a young Gary Busey with those same teeth, lol, but he pulls in a decent performance as well playing the alcoholic uncle who is cool in his nephew's eyes but always lets everyone down. He's sick of doing that so really pulls through for his niece and nephew when they need him most. Everett McGill as the reverend/werewolf was chilling, you felt a certain sympathy for him at one point as you know he feels some guilt but then he turns very cocky trying to justify his killings and you hate him. He was a great choice for this despicable villain. I love Silver Bullet, it may be dated and the effects are not the greatest, but I think it's a great horror movie that still gives me chills.
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.
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