Silver Bullet, released in 1985, was another Stephen
King book based flick. The movie starred Gary Busey as
Uncle Red, Everett McGill as Reverend Lester Lowe, and
Corey Haim as Marty Coslaw. The movie received mixed
reviews on its debut, although some heavy hitters, like
Roger Ebert, liked it. The movie did turn a profit.
In this movie, set in a small town in Main, there are a
number of very gruesome and suspicious murders taking
place. In reality, the murders are all being committed
by a werewolf. When an armed vigilante group of local
citizens is formed to find the killer, a number of them
are actually killed. The town goes on lockdown, and a
curfew is implemented. The Coslaw family decides to
have their own 4th of July party any way, and
Marty Coslaw (Haim) shoots the werewolf in the eye with
a firework, causing serious damage. The next day, they
see that the Reverend (McGill) has an injured eye.
In an effort to stop the Reverend from additional
murders, the Coslaw family melts down some jewelry into
a silver bullet. Eventually, the werewolf shows up at
their house, and after an extended melee, Marty manages
to shoot and kill the werewolf, which turns back into
the Reverend as it dies.