Silver Bullet (1985) Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim, Megan Follows Movie Review

Silver Bullet (1985)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Corey Haim in Silver Bullet (1985)

The Lost Werewolves

Tarker's Mill is usually a quiet place with little going on but then out of a blue one of the residents is murdered, his body brutally clawed to death by something mysterious. It puts the whole town on edge with the men forming a lynching mob when there are more deaths. But for young wheelchair stuck Marty (Corey Haim) it makes it a difficult period as one of his friend dies, the girl he likes moves away and his mum and his "Uncle" Red (Gary Busey) are not getting on to good these days and are on the verge of splitting up. But young Marty and his sister Jane (Megan Follows) decide to start investigating the deaths themselves as Marty is convinced they are caused by something not of this world.

Let me see, a young boy thinks someone he knows is a werewolf but of course it is hard to convince others of this and so with a help of a friend has to take them on himself. That boy in this case is played by Corey Haim and to give him something memorable make him wheelchair bound. But now jump two years and switch werewolves for vampires and you find yourself watching Corey Haim in "The Lost Boys". Now of course "Silver Bullet" came before "The Lost Boys" and Corey Haim looks a lot younger than he did just 2 years later but the movies have a similar vibe with a mainly horror, drama thing going on but with just enough lightness to make it entertaining for anyone who is not a horror nut.

The thing is that whilst I enjoyed "Silver Bullet" and it moved along at a nice pace and was nicely filmed there was also nothing exceptional about it. But there will be some who not only love it because it stuck in there memories from watching it back in 1985 but also because it is based on a Stephen King story. But for me there was nothing about "Silver Bullet" which made it stand out from the crowd of werewolves movies.

What this all boils down to is that "Silver Bullet" is a solid b horror movie which is entertaining enough. But it is just another child and friends battle a supernatural being with nothing about it making it stand out from the crowd.