Silver Bullet

Uncle Red: "I mean, uh, what the heck you gonna shoot a .44 bullet at anyway...made out of silver?"
gunsmith: "How about a werewolf?"

release year: 1985
genre: horror
viewing setting: home DVD, 1/22/18 and laserdisc 6/25/99

synopsis: A werewolf is loose in a small town.

impressions: This was basic horror fare, entertaining but not exactly fine art. It had good monster attacks and slight gore, and a decent plot and characters that kept your attention.

body count: 9 humans, 1 werewolf

something this movie has that no other movie has: A motor-powered wheelchair/cart that can outrace cars.

acting: Corey Haim is the wheelchair-bound kid who figures it all out first. Gary Busey is great as his fun-loving uncle who helps him out. Everett McGill is the town pastor who can't keep the worried flock under control. Terry O'Quinn (long before his Lost days) is the town sheriff.

final word: Simple, well-done drama/monster movie.

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