A BOY IN A WHEELCHAIR STOPS A WEREWOLF WITH HIS UNCLE AND SISTER. FROM A STEPHEN KING STORY.
Corey Haim (back when he was still cute) and his souped-up hot-rod of a wheelchair are all that stand between a sleepy little New England town and a ferocious full-moon killer in Stephen King's adaptation of his novella Cycle of the Werewolf
. This minor entry into the werewolf canon lacks the scares and sense of humor of superior hirsute thrillers The Howling
and An American Werewolf in London
, but pays off in some nice casting touches. Gary Busey is loyal to the end as Haim's beer-guzzling Uncle Red, Twin Peaks
's Everett McGill cuts an unsettling figure as the town minister, and fleshy B-movie icon Lawrence Tierney (Reservoir Dogs
) is the gruff bartender who breaks up bar fights with a baseball bat called "The Peacemaker." The monstrous wolf beast, a towering mountain of fangs and fur, is the creation of Carlo Rambaldi (E.T.
). --Sean Axmaker