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Just watched this for the first time

Discussion in 'Silver Bullet' started by Lisey Landon, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Lisey Landon

    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    I just found Silver Bullet on Netflix, and I enjoyed it a lot. I have not read the story, so I don't know how true the movie is to it.
    I got kind of an "It" feel while watching, and I just LOVED Gary Busey as the uncle.
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  2. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    I love SilverBullet. The wheelchair is so amazing.
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  3. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    That is one of my favorite King movies! loved it.
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  4. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    I saw silver bullet when i was 16 or 17 can't rememeber, put it this way it was a VHS cassette. I enojyed it. I don't know if netflix have in their SK collection. otherwise it is Amazon.co.uk for me.
  5. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    I think that the movie was very close to the book, if I recall correct.
  6. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    Very good movie, I have seen it at least 10 times. Gary Busey was amazing in it, and it had some genuinely creepy moments. I know it takes a lot of grief as being bad but it has always been one of my favorite horror movies.
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  7. krwhiting

    krwhiting Well-Known Member

    This was the first scary movie I let my kids watch. It was their introduction to the "horror film" genre. It scared them witless. And I enjoyed every moment of it. They still talk about it and how they all snuck together into one bedroom after everyone was in bed to sleep together because they were scared. My second oldest son kept telling himself that they were on the second storey so nothing could reach them anyway. But he still slept with all the others in one bedroom. It wouldn't scare them now, but it sure did then.

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  8. taggs7475

    taggs7475 Well-Known Member

    Just watch it this weekend and it was pretty sweet. Werewolf and Gary Busey what more could you ask for?
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  9. Desert Kris

    Desert Kris Member

    I was lucky enough to find this movie crop up on the cable channels, just a short time after I started getting into all things SK. I couldn't believe that Corey Haim was in it. And the guy who plays the sheriff, and the uncle, and the preacher man! I loved the guy who plays the priest, I recently saw him while watching Twin Peaks; I was really impressed by the gravity he brings to the part. There's a sequence were he's closing in on Haim's character, trapped on a closed out bridge, and he projects his dialogue in quite an amazing way (maybe sound editing had to do with it a little, but there's still a lot of presence from the actor).

    I had Silver Bullet in the watching cue alongside another old werewolf movie called The Howling, so I've had a fun mini werewolf film festival all to myself. Oddly enough, some of those decades earlier special effects are more unnerving than I think a computer-generated transformation would be; I can't explain, but the older effects are somehow more frightening.
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  10. Toni_S_UK

    Toni_S_UK Well-Known Member

    This was on Sky late last night, I recorded it as I've never seen it! Looking forward to watching it now :)
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  11. Desert Kris

    Desert Kris Member

    Hope you get a kick out of it, I really did. There's a wonderful charm to it, and fun moments of mischievousness.
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  12. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    While I like the movie a lot, it's hard to watch because of the young Corey Haim in the lead role. Sad that he passed away without over coming his demons from his youth. The priest is played by Everett McGill (Twin Peaks Ed Hurley) and he does have an amazing voice! I got to see this at a sneak peak filming in Seattle and afterwards we were all given forms to fill out with questions such as:
    Why did you like the movie?
    What didn't you like?
    Did you like the ending?
    Did you come to see this movie because-
    A) Stephen King wrote it?
    B) It has werewolves?
    Etc., etc.
    I still have one of those forms in my goodie box in the closet.
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  13. Toni_S_UK

    Toni_S_UK Well-Known Member

    Yes I really enjoyed it, I love classic horror movies! Gary Busey was great too :)
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  14. Dynamo

    Dynamo Well-Known Member

    I discovered this story/film pretty late too, not until like 6 years ago. I can see how I missed the book, while I'd heard of it long before I had never (and still haven't) seen a physical copy in a book store. I wound up reading it digitally. But as a child of the 80's and a horror fan with a particular love for that decade I'm surprised I never even found out about the movie until my 30s. It would have been right up my alley but somehow it slipped under my radar growing up. I hadn't even heard of it at the time I read the story, I think I was looking at the Wikipedia article about the story after I read it and it mentioned the film. I thought it did a very good job with the story, which when I read it (the parts with Marty at least) seemed like an 80s movie just waiting to be filmed. Even though they set it in the 70s for some reason. And it does have an odd shifting tone that's goofy one minute and very dramatic a few minutes later, but overall it's a good adaptation and fun movie.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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  16. Dynamo

    Dynamo Well-Known Member

    Busey was fantastic as the uncle but the dude seems like he was born to play an all-out psychotic King villain. He'd make a good Ed Deepneau, smooth talking and charming one second and a total nut the next.
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  17. Srbo

    Srbo Uber Member

    Yeah, I also watched this for the first time just a few days ago.
    No complaints, I thought it was very good.
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  18. Paddy C

    Paddy C All Hail The KING...

    Just flicking through TV listings late last night and noticed Silver Bullet was being shown on Horror Channel. Decided to save it to my planner as I had just been talking to my partner about it the other day! She's never seen it and I've not seen it in years but I remember enjoying it back then.
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  19. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Never seen it. I read the book years ago. Was it a screenplay instead of a book? I can't remember. I will look for it on the Netflix.
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  20. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    It is based on Cycle of the Werewolf, which was more of a graphic novel/comic book rather than a standard novel. I have it.....lots of wonderfully gruesome pictures lol.
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