Silver Bullet is based on the Stephen King novella Cycle of the Werewolf.
The film is set (in 1976) in the small rural town of Tarker's Mills, Maine, and opens with the death of a railroad worker, Arnie Westrum (Gammon). Although he was murdered by a werewolf, the county coroner believes that Arnie passed out on the railroad tracks and was run over by a train. Later on, a local woman, Stella Randolph (Wendy Walker), is slaughtered in her bedroom. This murder goes unsolved and the townsfolk become worried. Jane Costlaw (Follows), the narrator of the film, is the oldest sister in a family of four. Her narration centers on her relationship with her younger, paraplegic brother Marty (Haim). The story develops around the rocky relationship between the handicapped little brother and the over-burdened older sister; a relationship that is strained from the start. The next victim, Milt Sturmfuller (James A. Baffico), is a drunken redneck, whose daughter is Marty's girlfriend, who hears someone destroying his flower pots in a shed not far from his house. Believing it is a gang of mischievous teenagers, Sturmfuller plans to scare them off with a shotgun. Instead, he encounters the werewolf and is killed, which sends his family away. It is not until the brutal slaying of a teenager, Brady Kincaid (Joe Wright), who was Marty's best friend, that the townsfolk are on the verge of abandoning local authority and seeking their own kind of private justice...

Director: Daniel Attias
Producer: Dino De Laurentiis
Writter: Stephen King, Narrated by Tovah Feldshuh
Starring: Corey Haim, Gary Busey, Megan Follows, Everett McGill, Robin Groves
Running Time: 95min

Rating: 8/10


The Howling is a 1981 based on the novel of the same name by Gary Brandner.
Karen White (Dee Wallace-Stone) is a Los Angeles television news anchor who is being stalked by a serial murderer named Eddie Quist (Robert Picardo). In cooperation with the police, she takes part in a scheme to capture Eddie by agreeing to meet him in a sleazy porno theater. Eddie forces Karen to watch a video of a young woman being raped, and when Karen turns around to see Eddie she screams. The police enter and shoot Eddie, and although Karen is safe, she suffers amnesia. Her therapist, Dr. George Waggner (Patrick Macnee), decides to send her and her husband, Bill Neill (Christopher Stone), to "The Colony", a secluded resort in the countryside where he sends patients for treatment. The colony is filled with strange characters, and one, a sultry nymphomaniac named Marsha Quist (Elisabeth Brooks), tries to seduce Bill. When he resists her less-than-subtle sexual overtures, he is attacked and bitten by a wolf-like creature while returning to his cabin...

Director: Joe Dante
Producer: Jack Conrad, Michael Finnell
Writter: Novel: Gary Brandner, Screenplay: John Sayles, Terence H. Winkless
Starring: Dee Wallace-Stone, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone, Belinda Balaski
Running Time: 91min

Rating: 9/10


The story begins with a couple camping in the Scottish Highlands. The woman gives the man a silver letter opener as a present, shortly before they are attacked in their tent. Meanwhile, Private Cooper is seen running through a forest in North Wales. He attacks his pursuers, but is overwhelmed and wrestled to the ground. It turns out Cooper was trying to join the special forces, but fails when he refuses to obey Captain Richard Ryan's command to shoot a dog. He is returned to unit. Four weeks later, a squad of six British Army soldiers, including Cooper, is dropped into the Scottish Highlands, missing a football match that makes into their conversation. Expecting to carry out a routine training mission, they find the savaged remains of a special forces squad who were part of the same training exercise. The single survivor, Captain Ryan, makes cryptic references to what attacked them. It is noticed that he has been wounded. Unseen antagonists make their presence known as they attack the troops. Whilst retreating, Bruce is impaled on a tree branch and Sergeant Wells is attacked. He is rescued by Cooper and carried to the roadside where the group encounter Megan, a zoologist who takes them to a lonely house owned by what she describes as a very kind people. The house is empty, save a dog named Sam, though it appears someone had just previously been preparing supper.

Director: Neil Marshall
Producer: Christopher Figg, Tom Reeve, David E. Allen
Writter: Neil Marshall
Starring: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham
Running Time: 105min

Rating: 7.5/10

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