Overall Rank: 5302
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 91
Theatrical Release Date: 10/11/1985
Genre: Adventure, Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Daniel Attias
Actors: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim, Terry O'Quinn, Megan Follows, Bill Smitrovich
Plot: A crippled young boy thinks that a werewolf is terrorizing his small town and the only ones who believe him are his prim sister and alcoholic uncle.
Quick Movie Reviews
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 10/23/2023
It isn't as subversive of werewolf tropes as classics like "An American Werewolf in London," but "Silver Bullet" works as a not too serious midnight movie snack.
Kyle(The Rebel) - wrote on 08/27/2012
Ultra-scary and at times humorous adaptation of the Stephen King novella 'Cycle Of The Werewolf'.
Unknown - wrote on 05/13/2012
Adequate werewolf tale, from Stephen King (who wrote the screenplay based on his own story). I liked the slightly not-so-conventional main characters. It mixes bloody killings with some sly humor.
Full Movie Reviews
Monnie1976 - wrote on 09/01/2013
A very good film that doesn't always get the appreciation it deserves. While certainly not without its flaws, Silver Bullet is an engaging and involving movie that makes you care about its two main characters. It also does a great job of examining the dynamic between the disabled brother and his big sister and the nuances of that relationship. While the special effects aren't always as good as they could be, the viewer can easily route for the lead character. There are several suspenseful moments, a few inspire a chuckle and a couple can even make you a little sad. Overall though, I think this is one of the better Stephen King adaptations and while its not a movie with a lot of technical savvy its a film with a lot of heart. Definitely worth seeing at least once.