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Stephen King's Silver Bullet (1985)

(From Joe Bob's Ultimate B Movie Guide) Silver Bullet
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.
Eight beasts.
A 46 on the Vomit Meter.
Eight dead bodies.
Head rolls.
Head flies.
Leg rolls.
Two eyes roll.
Three werewolf transformations, one reverse transformation.
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.  
I give it 4 stars

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