Silver Bullet

Silver Bullet

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Director: Daniel Attias

Cast: Daniel Attias, Gary Busey, Corey Haim, Megan Follows

     
 

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In this undistinguished Stephen King horror adaptation, the good residents of Tarker's Mill are dense enough to ignore or explain away a series of violent deaths until a little boy is torn to pieces while flying his kite after dark. At that point, the men gang up and go into the fog-shrouded woods to hunt down whatever slasher is out there. The most they achieve is… See more details below

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In this undistinguished Stephen King horror adaptation, the good residents of Tarker's Mill are dense enough to ignore or explain away a series of violent deaths until a little boy is torn to pieces while flying his kite after dark. At that point, the men gang up and go into the fog-shrouded woods to hunt down whatever slasher is out there. The most they achieve is the sighting of one hairy arm and a few more sacrificial victims. But life goes on, and when the summer fireworks show is cancelled because people have deduced it might be fatal to stay out after dark, the Coslaw family's invalid, wheelchair-bound son Marty goes coasting off to the bridge to shoot his own fireworks. Needless to say, the hairy killer beast that is certain to be lurking there gets shot in the eyeball by one of Marty's rockets and is now an unhappy hairy killer beast. Even when a respected town biggie starts wearing an eyepatch, no one really takes notice. They must not watch many horror films.

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This eccentric adaptation of Stephen King's Cycle of the Werewolf doesn't exactly qualify as a good horror film but is odd enough to stick in the memory. Silver Bullet is likely to put off the casual viewer because of its schizoid story line: its tone veers from blood-spattered gothic horror to over-the-top parody to After-School-Special-styled teen drama. Stephen King's script adds to these problems with a preponderance of colorful dialogue that simply doesn't work when spoken aloud and a "mystery" werewolf that's all too easy to guess. Silver Bullet also suffers from surprisingly weak and rubbery-looking werewolf effects by E.T. creator Carlo Rambaldi. Despite these problems, Silver Bullet offers some plusses for the devoted horror fan: The direction by television veteran Daniel Attias is slick and offers a few memorable setpieces, including a scene where the townspeople attempt a werewolf hunt that goes horribly wrong and the clever, purely visual way in which the heroes discover the werewolf's identity. Silver Bullet also boasts several performances that are better than the slim material deserves: Corey Haim and Megan Follows make believable and likeable teen protagonists and Gary Busey brings plenty of Southern charm and warmth to his role as the roguish but good-hearted Uncle Red. Cult film fans will also notice some fine support work by Reservoir Dogs star Lawrence Tierney as a gruff bartender and horror vet Terry O'Quinn (aka The Stepfather) as the town's beleaguered sheriff. Ultimately, Silver Bullet is most likely a bit too stylistically confused for most audiences but horror fans with a sense of humor might enjoy its mixture of creepy atmosphere and bizarre black humor.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2013
UPC:
0883929304899
Original Release:
1985
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:34:00
Sales rank:
7,943

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Performance Credits
Gary Busey Uncle Red
Corey Haim Marty Coslaw
Megan Follows Jane Coslaw
Everett McGill Reverend Lowe/Werewolf
Terry O'Quinn Sheriff Joe Haller
Robin Groves Nan Coslaw
Leon Russom Bob Coslaw
Bill Smitrovich Andy Fairton
Joe Wright Brady Kincaid
Kent Broadhurst Herb Kincaid
Heather Simmons Tammy Sturmfuller
James A. Baffico Milt Sturmfuller

Technical Credits
Daniel Attias Director
Clifford Capone Costumes/Costume Designer
Jay Chattaway Score Composer,Songwriter
Martha de Laurentiis Producer
Giorgio Desideri Set Decoration/Design
John M. Eckert Associate Producer
Stephen King Screenwriter
Daniel Loewenthal Editor
Rob B. Mathes Songwriter
Armando Nannuzzi Cinematographer
Giorgio Postiglione Production Designer
Martha Schumacher Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Silver Bullet
1. Chapter 1 [:11]
2. Chapter 2 [1:24]
3. Chapter 3 [1:36]
4. Chapter 4 [1:58]
5. Chapter 5 [5:51]
6. Chapter 6 [:05]
7. Chapter 7 [6:36]
8. Chapter 8 [1:12]
9. Chapter 9 [2:11]
10. Chapter 10 [4:45]
11. Chapter 11 [1:09]
12. Chapter 12 [4:09]
13. Chapter 13 [3:24]
14. Chapter 14 [1:52]
15. Chapter 15 [5:25]
16. Chapter 16 [:47]
17. Chapter 17 [2:03]
18. Chapter 18 [3:12]
19. Chapter 19 [2:03]
20. Chapter 20 [3:42]
21. Chapter 21 [3:35]
22. Chapter 22 [:38]
23. Chapter 23 [5:37]
24. Chapter 24 [2:10]
25. Chapter 25 [1:31]
26. Chapter 26 [6:24]
27. Chapter 27 [:14]
28. Chapter 28 [5:42]
29. Chapter 29 [2:15]
30. Chapter 30 [3:09]
31. Chapter 31 [5:00]
32. Chapter 32 [1:48]
33. Chapter 33 [2:35]
34. Chapter 34 [:13]

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