Original Movie Poster "Silver Bullet"

Silver Bullet

Silver Bullet (1985)

R 95 min - Horror -
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The small city of Tarker's Mill is startled by a series of sadistic murders. The population fears that this is the work of a maniac. During a search a mysterious, hairy creature is observed. This strange appearance is noticed once a month. People lock themselves up at night, but there's one boy who's still outside, he's preparing the barbecue.

Director:  Daniel Attias

Storyline

The small city of Tarker's Mill is startled by a series of sadistic murders. The population fears that this is the work of a maniac. During a search a mysterious, hairy creature is observed. This strange appearance is noticed once a month. People lock themselves up at night, but there's one boy who's still outside, he's preparing the barbecue.


Collections: Daniel Attias

Tagline: It started in May. In a small town. And every month after that whenever the moon was full... it came back.

Genres: Horror

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Language:  English

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Runtime:  1 h 35 min

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Original Movie Poster "Silver Bullet"
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Silver Bullet Movie Trailer in HD – 1985

Silver Bullet movie storyline:

The movie takes place in 1976, in one of King’s patented little American towns. A narrator talks about how quiet and sleepy things used to be–and then, after a few shots of Main Street, we see what really goes on. The town’s social life centers around the bar, where mean drunks sit around looking hostile. A decapitated body is found down by the tracks. We meet a local family (named the “Coslaws”–a nice touch, especially if the Potato Salads live next door). One of the kids in the family is in a motorized wheelchair. His uncle is an alcoholic. Worst of all, when the full moon shines, a werewolf breaks into people’s homes and rips them to shreds.

First, a railroad worker, Arnie Westrum (Gammon), is decapitated by a werewolf after noticing its tracks. The county coroner believes that Arnie passed out on the railroad tracks and was run over by a train. Soon after, a local woman, Stella Randolph, prepares to commit suicide because she is unmarried and pregnant. Before she can act, she is murdered. This murder goes unsolved and the townsfolk become worried. The next victim, a redneck named Milt Sturmfuller, whose daughter is Marty’s girlfriend, hears a racket in his shed. Believing teenagers are making mischief, Sturmfuller plans to scare them off with a shotgun. Instead, he encounters the werewolf and is killed. His family leaves town. Next to die is teenager Brady Kincaid, Marty’s troublemaking best friend, who stayed out too late one night while flying a kite.

After Brady’s death, citizens led by local gun shop owner Andy Fairton (Smitrovich) form a vigilante justice group. Although local Sheriff Joe Haller and his lone deputy (Hart) attempt to stop the citizens, the officers relent after being berated by Brady’s father (Broadhurst). In the middle of the melee, Baptist Reverend Lester Lowe attempts to prevent the townsfolk from causing further bloodshed. After the vigilantes go out hunting for the killer, several are attacked and killed, including bartender Owen Knopfler (Tierney). The survivors later deny seeing anything unusual. After the vigilantes are attacked, Reverend Lowe dreams that he is presiding over a mass funeral when his congregation—including the bodies in the caskets—begins to transform into werewolves before his eyes and attack him. He awakens screaming and asks God to “let it end.”

As a result of the mounting unsolved murders, curfews are put in place and the annual fair and fireworks show is canceled. The Coslaws decide to have their own backyard party and invite Nan’s alcoholic black sheepbrother, Uncle Red (Busey). Red gives the gift of a custom-built wheelchair/motorcycle to Marty, which he nicknames the “Silver Bullet”. He also gives Marty a pile of fireworks so that he can have his own celebration. Marty uses the Silver Bullet to go out in the middle of the night to a small bridge deep in the woods where he lights the fireworks. Marty is confronted by the werewolf and barely escapes with his life by launching a rocket into the left eye of the creature.

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