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Spooka Lupa
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I just picked this one up at Wal-Mart for 5 bucks, but I've seen it before on TV and I remember really liking it. Some of the high points for me:

-Megan Follows (okay, because she guest-starred on Big Wolf on Campus, but she's also talented)
-Gary Busey (he will never fail to entertain me)
-Corey Haim (I used to have a crush on him, sue me)
-A souped-up, rocket-powered wheelchair

The werewolf is really cheesy looking, but it's a good popcorn flick for Halloween for sure.

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Great pick Lupa. Corey Haim made some impressive movies in the 80's, but this seems to be one of the forgotten ones. And though Busey is a bit unbalanced in real life, most people would agree that he is a very intense actor.
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Gary Busey and his Uncle Red character were SOO funny. I also got Silver Bullet very cheap. It's always been a fave of mine. And yes, Corey Haim was very good in this movie.
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Spooka Lupa
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Thanks, guys. I don't know what it is, but I love Gary Busey. I miss the show "Life with Busey," I thought it was hilarious. Yeah, he's a bit unbalanced, but he always makes me laugh. "When you're bored, just honk at some geese. Like this *geese sounds*. That way you can't say you're bored; you're honking at geese."

Silver Bullet does lack a little in the horror department, but I really like it because of the characters. Marty and his Uncle Red are really entertaining to watch, and Jane grows on you once she stops being so entitled.

Also, intense overacting from the townsfolk characters make the horror scenes hilarious to watch.

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I bought Silver Bullet on VHS...I haven't seen it in 20 years...Lupa- thanks for bringing it up.
I'll watch it this week.

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Cool, hope ya have fun. [Big Grin] It's great 80's horror camp.
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I remember last year the KINDERTRAUMA website reviewed SILVER BULLET and the highest praise they were willing to give it was that it was "okay" or "mediocre". A bunch of people (myself included) voiced our opinions that it was worth another viewing: that it was a good movie . They wrote back that this was the most emails they've ever received on a movie's behalf and did another story on the movie giving it a better review and more praise. Then for weeks afterword all these SILVER BULLET and "dont p!ss off SILVER BULLET fans" jokes would pop up on there.
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LOL That's hilarious.

I can see where someone wouldn't like the movie because as far as horror goes, it's not terribly memorable. However, it should be said that it still does have some good horror moments there, but most of its strengths lie in the character moments.

Also, Gary Busey rocks.

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Silver Bullet is one of those "Crank em out cuz its got Steven King's name on it" 80's flicks...like Maximum Overdrive, these two were panned pretty badly in the day.

The problem with both is that neither of them are "horror movies", but they are marketed as such, and thats why they got grilled.

Maximum Overdrive is really more of a science fiction movie...and a silly one at that. But Silver Bullet....well, its just hard to make a "horror" movie where kids are your main protagonists. I mean, a werewolf brought down by a crippled kid and his sister.

Having said that....its got Everett McGill as the reverend and it has some really, really creepy moments. The chase-into-the-wooden-bridge scene, the girl in the garage with the pile of cans, of course the first werewolf encounter on the bridge.

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i had no idea what you guys were talking about until i realized i was thinking of silver streak, not silver bullet. i couldn't understand how no one mentioned how they loved gene wilder and richard pryor.

i thought a lot of those steven king flicks of the late 80's weren't very good. i'll have to add this movie to the list of movies i need to see.

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I've always liked Silver Bullet, having a young Corey Haim, Megan Follows of Anne of Green Gables fame, and the always entertaining Gary Busey was a good cast. I don't know, I think I like werewolf movies more than others, and even though it's more kid oriented I liked it.
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xchazx that was hilarious! My vote is "Stir Crazy" for second best Pryor/Wilder combo.
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