Monstervision's Joe Bob Looks At
Stephen King's Silver Bullet (1985)
(From Joe Bob's Ultimate B Movie Guide)
Gary Busey is the
drunk divorced uncle who builds motorcycles and learns to believe in
werewolves in this recycled Stephen King story from his "Cycle of the
Werewolf." Total decapitation in the first five minutes, with flying head,
rolling head and maggots. Pretty soon we got a fat pregnant bimbo eaten by
a guy in a wolf suit (I mean a werewolf), a beer guzzler sucked through a greenhouse floor by
Son of Kong, and then a little kid flying a happy-face kite who becomes
Alpo. After five or six people get eaten up, the town gets worried and the
weirdo priest says "The time of the beast always passes," and then a bunch
of vigilantes with deer rifles and baseball bats grope around in the fog
'til the werewolf can rip their eyes out one by one.
That's pretty much it 'til a
little crippled kid in a motorized wheelchair gets attacked by the
werewolf and has to shoot a bottle rocket in his eye--and the very next
day somebody turns up in town with an eyepatch, significantly narrowing
down the list of suspects. But Gary Busey can't figure it out until Corey
Haim, the kid, explains the whole principle of the movie to him: "As the
moon gets fuller, the guy gets wolfier."
Two quarts blood.
A 46 on the Vomit Meter.
Eight dead bodies.
Two eyes roll.
Three werewolf transformations, one reverse
One motor vehicle chase.
Baseball bat Fu.
Best line is
when Everett McGill, as the werewolf, says, "But it's not my fault!"
Directed by Daniel Attias.
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