silver-bulletCorey 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.

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3 Thoughts on “Paul’s Review of Silver Bullet w/trailer

  1. Remmy2013 on November 20, 2016 at 7:07 am said:

    Tarker’s Mills, even the name – from New England – scares me, just like the whole of New England. That probably has something to do with Stephen King. hmmm. Not a place I would like to visit, thank you Stephen for bringing the horrors of the USA to me.

    I love this movie, however as backward as Tarker’s Mills is, and setting in New England I am wondering why the adults didn’t catch on to the monster. Everyone knows to look at the clergy first, then the teachers (sorry Paul) and if that is not obvious enough, the witches that seem to have a strong hold on New England.

  2. tedwill on November 20, 2016 at 3:03 pm said:

    I have just seen the movie, it was quite good. I would give it a 4 out of 5 also. I would recommend it because it has a super bike for the disabled in it.
    well worth watching..

  3. Steven F on December 1, 2016 at 8:43 am said:

    I just watched this movie for the first time and agree that it should receive 4 out of 5 stars. The gory scenes are typical 1980s in that even though they are scary, they also have a “fake” feeling to them. I can’t explain that any more clearer without giving any spoilers. Let’s just say that the opening scene is a good example.
    Gary Busey was very good as Uncle Red and for a moment, (edited because of spoilers). Anyway, it was an enjoyable movie and well worth watching.

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