Stephen King's Silver Bullet

  • 1985
  • Movie
  • R
  • Horror

Short of his grocery lists, horror writer Stephen King seems to publish everything he's ever written. His enormous output undoubtedly staggers the imagination of any would-be writer. However, quantity does not equal quality, and STEPHEN KING'S SILVER BULLET, which King adapted himself from his own novelette, is a dismal and woefully inept werewolf picture....read more

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Short of his grocery lists, horror writer Stephen King seems to publish everything he's ever written. His enormous output undoubtedly staggers the imagination of any would-be writer. However, quantity does not equal quality, and STEPHEN KING'S SILVER BULLET, which King adapted himself from

his own novelette, is a dismal and woefully inept werewolf picture. Marty Coslaw (Corey Haim) is a disabled youngster who rides around in a rocket-powered wheelchair dubbed "The Silver Bullet," which, as we all know, is also the only kind of ammunition that can knock off a werewolf. When a crazed

murderer starts a bloody reign of terror in little Marty's hometown, his parents do the only sensible thing: take off on a vacation and leave their handicapped son with his drunken Uncle Red (Gary Busey). King's smug style permeates the picture like a rank odor as the story lurches from one poorly

created sequence to another. The werewolf effects, in keeping with the movie's other standards, are just awful; any resemblance between a scary, hairy beast and the creature that lurches on-screen here (designed by Carlo Rambaldi) is wholly in the filmmakers' imagination. A real waste of time, to

put it mildly. King would further massacre his own words on film in MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE (1986).

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  • Released: 1985
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Short of his grocery lists, horror writer Stephen King seems to publish everything he's ever written. His enormous output undoubtedly staggers the imagination of any would-be writer. However, quantity does not equal quality, and STEPHEN KING'S SILVER BULLE… (more)

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