Chris Pirri’s Top 30 Horror Movies: #21 Silver Bullet (1985)
Its October and that means Halloween is almost here. In honor of my favorite holiday of the year I give to you my top thirty horror movies. Now some of these films might be on every list, but some might not. I might even have a film or two that you have never heard of. Just remember this is my top thirty. In other words these films made me cringe or just sent chills up my spine. So with no further ado here is my list
Silver Bullet (1985)
Directed by: Daniel Attias
Being a big Stephen King fan of course there will be some movies based off his work in my top thirty. Silver Bullet is the first of many and was adapted from Stephen King’s short novella dubbed “Cycle of the Werewolf”.
This is not a slasher film or a blood bath. It is more of a fun light horror movie. If you like Werewolves and all their mythology then you should not pass this film up.
In a small town in Maine we meet a family that is like any other. The story is told through the sister and her relationship with her disabled brother Marty played by Corey Haim. When a body is discovered decapitated the town thinks it was an accident. Slowly but surely more and more gruesome deaths start to occur and the town believes that there is a serial killer on the loose. One night Marty heads out to shoot some fireworks and instead he finds himself face to face with a Werewolf. He barely escapes. So he must now try to convince his family that there is a Werewolf out there committing the murders.
Now if you need special effects and great make up to enjoy a film then this is not for you. It is a mid eighties film so the effects are quite boring and inexpensive. What it lacks in effects it makes up for in a great little story. This movie will not only entertain you but will do so very smoothly and with out the intensity that a lot of horror movies tend to force upon their audience. If you enjoy it please take the time to sit down and read the novella of which its based, you may love it even more.
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