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on February 8, 2006
if you haven't seen this movie i don't think you should rent it i think you should buy it. it's really that good. strange deaths are occuring right and left in a small rural town. a young crippled boy suspects the town preacher of being a werewolf when the death of his friend brings about even stranger happenings. his uncle (played by gary busey) is in disbelief of the young boys accusations but will soon find out the truth behind the matter. this movie is and will always be my most favorite werewolf movie of all time. it's got suspense, mystery, and murder. great combinations for a classic horror movie. another great aspect of this movie is that it's been made in the golden age of stephen king based movies. no stupiid cheese in this film like the langoliers or rose red. this will actually scare you. this movie and an american werewolf in london will run neck and neck but you'll soon see that silver bullet will be the victor.
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on September 12, 2006
In Stephen King's thrilling adaptation of his novelette "Cycle of the Werewolf", the peaceful town of Tarker's Mills is suddenly terrorized by a maniacal killer.

Corey Haim stars as Marty Coslaw, a wheelchair-bound eleven-year-old. Megan Follows stars as Jane Coslaw, Marty's fifteen-year-old sister, who serves as the narrator of the movie. Although Jane and Marty have their occasional brother-sister battles, they do genuinely care about each other, and this bond is shown throughout the movie. Gary Busey stars as Uncle Red, Jane and Marty's alcoholic but caring uncle. Finally, Everett McGill stars as Reverend Lowe, pastor of the local church.

Tarker's Mills is a peaceful town until a string of brutal and unsolved murders begin to take place. At first, the townsfolk think a madman is on the loose. Sheriff Joe Haller (Terry O'Quinn) is facing the wrath of the townspeople for his lack of urgency in solving the murders. Unfortunately, Marty's best friend Brady Kincaid (Joe Wright) is one of the victims. After Brady's murder, the townspeople decide they have had enough of the sheriff's lack of success in finding the killer, so they try their own brand of vigilante justice. Unfortunately, this ends in disaster.

After Brady's funeral, Marty begins to have suspicions about the killer. He raises the possibility of a werewolf as being responsible to uncle Red, who justs laughs it off as totally crazy. However, Marty is undeterred in his belief. After the rash of murders, the town's carnival is cancelled. Uncle Red gives Marty some fireworks as a gift, but tells him he must use them near his house. Of course, an eleven-year-old boy with a new souped-up wheelchair isn't likely to follow directions from adults, so he heads off to a remote bridge to enjoy his fireworks. Upon reaching the bridge, he hears rustles and movement in the surrounding woods. In an instant, Marty comes face-to-face with a huge werewolf; just as he suspected. He uses his last rocket to shoot at the werewolf, and it hits the wolf directly in the eye. Marty manages to high-tail it out of there before the werewolf can regroup.

Upon reaching home, he tells his story to Jane, who is somewhat skeptical, but this time she believes her brother. She is assigned to pick up cans and bottles for a church fund-raiser, and while she's out, she decides to look for someone who has a hurt eye. You'll never guess who she discovers wearing an eyepatch. Will the werewolf succeed in catching Marty, or will he and Jane outsmart the wolf?

This is a very good movie. Stephen King wrote an excellent screenplay, and veteran director Dino De Laurentis does a fine job in bringing King's story to life. Corey Haim and Megan Follows do fine jobs as Marty and Jane, but Gary Busey's performance as Uncle Red is the highlight of the movie.

I give this film my highest recommendation. The acting is good, and the story is well-developed. Horror fans (namely Stephen King fans) will surely enjoy this great werewolf film. Watch out for the full moon.
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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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on June 18, 2015
Great story
Good acting

That 3 wheeler, was very dangerous, surprised it was allowed.
It did make for a feature of the film, that appealed to kids, etc.

It was a favorite, once I saw it way back in the 80's
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on January 8, 2015
The Movie of stephen king's silver bullet...Is right on!!I Love the movie.I dont much like were wolf movies...But this one is alright.It's a classic.And no-one does it better than stephen king....And Gary Busey just hits a home run with this role he plays.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon November 1, 2013
This is one of my all time favorite horror movies. It's so good on so many levels. It's a story that sticks with you long after the movie's over. I love the symbolism of Marty riding the silver bullet before the wolf appears, and then shooting him with a real silver bullet. I really liked the acting of a lot of the townspeople, and the sets looked realistic. It's a movie one could be pulled into time and time again. I know I have!
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on May 2, 2016
I saw this movie years ago and it scared the crap out of me; especially the ending. I have been a huge fan of Stephen King movies and own a number of them in my movie library. He is the master of sophisticated horror. The storylines are well developed and the scare factor is off the charts. Silver Bullet is a classic and I would definitely recommend it.
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on January 7, 2005
I usually catch this one every year on TNT, but I plan to purchase the DVD soon. This is one of the better werewolf movies I seen. Very good acting, especially by Gary Busey. He plays a drunken uncle of a handicapped boy named Marty.

Tarker's Mill is struck by murders. Citizens of the city fear that a maniac did the job. They try to find the killer, only to come up with evidence that a hairy creature is the one. The creature strikes only once a month, when a full moon arrives.

People lock their doors, and Marty, doesn't believes that the killer is a man, but a werewolf. After a run in with the werewolf Marty and his half sister, Jane hunt all over town for the hairy creature.
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on June 3, 2005
I have a particular interest in Werewolves as my Mother comes from the Black Forest in Germany where the Legend Of The Werewolf originated. In this movie Corey Haim plays a physically challeged young guy who becomes aware of the evil doings of a Werewolf in his small New England town. He is helped by his oft married and hard drinking Uncle Red, played by Garey Busey in yer another fine performance. This is a very entertaining movie and as Corey says in the movie "' Here's one for the Good Guys!!!"
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VINE VOICEon April 1, 2003
Every time I watch "Silver Bullet," I am immediately drawn to it. I love this movie, and didn't discover it until a couple of years ago when I happened across it on television.
This movie centers around a small town that is inhabited by a horrible werewolf, but no one really knows who is killing the townspeople. It just so happens that a brother and sister figure out the mystery, but then have to find out what person in town is possessed by the werewolf. You will definitely be shocked when the identity of the werewolf is revealed!
The casting is great in this film and it keeps you on the edge of your seat! I would highly recommend this film if you want a good scare that goes beyond the normal jumpy scares (which there are plenty of). This movie really messes with your mind as well! Watch this film!
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