Saturday 10th at 10:45am and 8.30pm
Dir. Daniel Attias USA 1985 95 mins (18)
Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim, Megan Follows, Terry O’Quinn
Based on Stephen King’s Cycle of the Werewolf this is another portrait of small-town life in the vein of Salem’s Lot. Except in this film the villain is a werewolf. Corey Haim is the wheelchair-bound kid who cries wolf, and with good reason when he is attacked one night. Gary Busey is the uncle who has to be convinced. A hit in the ‘80s, Silver Bullet retains some of its chills of King’s novella but its strongest element is in its depiction of how ordinary folk deal with an extraordinary monster in their midst.