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Release Date: October 3rd, 2005

DVD Release Date: May 28th, 2002

R|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
When a series of unexplained murders occurs in the normally quiet town of Tarker's Mill, the residents decide to hunt down the killer. However, many of these vigilantes end up dead, and those who don't are no closer to finding an assailant. But, when a young wheelchair-using boy named Marty (Corey Haim) encounters a werewolf one night, the pieces begin to come together. Along with his sister and Uncle Red (Gary Busey), Marty begins a mission to capture the werewolf once and for all.

Cast: Gary Busey, Corey Haim, Megan Follows, Everett McGill, Terry O'Quinn, Robin Groves, Leon Russom, Bill Smitrovich

Director: Dan Attias

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Dino De Laurentiis Productions

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A limp retelling of the werewolf legend that is about as frightening as a rubbery Richard Nixon mask. show more

  • Perhaps the major disappointment of Silver Bullet is that it never gets as bad as the beginning promises. From playing on the precipice of so-bad- it's-good, Silver Bullet bobs up to the level of conventionally mediocre- bad, and remains there until the closing credits. [12 Oct 1985]

  • Most horror movies are exercises in unrelieved vulgarity, occasionally interrupted by perfunctory murders. This movie, to borrow an immortal comment by Mel Brooks, "rises below vulgarity." If you are sick up to here of horror movies in general and Steven King in particular, this is the movie for you. show more

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