Silver Bullet (1985) – WTF Happened to This Adaptation?

The new episode of WTF Happened to This Adaptation? looks back at Silver Bullet, based on Stephen King’s Cycle of the Werewolf

It’s time for a new episode of the WTF Happened to This Adaptation? video series, and with this one we’re looking back to 1985 to see how a Stephen King “novelette” called Cycle of the Werewolf became the 1985 film Silver Bullet (watch it HERE). To hear all about the changes Cycle of the Werewolf went through on the way to becoming Silver Bullet, check out the video embedded above!

Directed by Dan Attias from a screenplay written by Stephen King himself, Silver Bullet has the following synopsis: When a series of unexplained murders occurs in the normally quiet town of Tarker’s Mill, the residents decide to hunt down the killer. However, many of these vigilantes end up dead, and those who don’t are no closer to finding an assailant. But, when a young wheelchair-using boy named Marty encounters a werewolf one night, the pieces begin to come together. Along with his sister and Uncle Red, Marty begins a mission to capture the werewolf once and for all.

The film stars Corey Haim, Gary Busey, Megan Follows, Everett McGill, Terry O’Quinn, Bill Smitrovich, Robin Groves, Lawrence Tierney, Kent Broadhurst, and Joe Wright, with narration by Tovah Feldshuh.

Here’s what WTF Happened to This Adaptation? is all about: JoBlo Horror Originals goes beyond looking at the behind-the-scenes of horror movies and instead takes a deep dive into what book or story the movie was adapted from. Heavy hitters and films that you didn’t know were based on stories alike will be compared, contrasted, and dissected to find out what’s different, what’s the same, and which one is better. Join us as we find out WTF Happened to This Adaptation!

The Silver Bullet episode of WTF Happened to This Adaptation? was Written and Narrated by Andrew Hatfield, Edited by Mike Conway, Produced by Lance Vlcek and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Are you a fan of Silver Bullet? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

The previous episode of WTF Happened to This Adaptation? can be seen below. To see the other shows we have to offer, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

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