Corey Haim is probably best known for playing Sam in The Lost Boys, but he has starred in a lot of movies, some of which I had never heard of. This is one of his earlier roles where he plays Marty Coslaw, a disabled boy in a wheelchair.
The story is based on a novel by Stephen King and takes place in 1976 when the usually quiet town of Tarker’s Mills is being plagued by a series of gruesome murders that only seem to happen on a full moon. Gary Busey plays Marty’s uncle and he builds motorized wheelchairs for the boy that allows him to move freely around the town. On Marty’s adventures, he soon has his suspicions as to who or what is responsible for the murders.
The movie contains a lot of gruesome murders, as you can imagine, but also has some funny parts that made me laugh. I don’t know how well it follows the original novel as I haven’t read it but it is an enjoyable movie to watch. The acting is good but the effects are not exactly state of the art, but as it was made in 1985 that can be forgiven.
Overall I rate this 4 out of 5 and it is in my collection.