01 October 2014
The Silver Bullet and the case of selective amnesia
I had the good fortune of watching the movie adaptation of Stephen King's The Silver Bullet a couple of nights ago. It's been a while since I first watched this film; in fact I was still in high school back then! But I consider this as one of my favourite films so I was truly delighted to be able to watch this again after so many years.
As the movie progressed, I was mildly surprised at how much of the film I forgot (considering it's one of my favourites!). I do not remember it being as blood-and-gore graphic as it was. Selective amnesia? It was like my mind decided to keep the parts which involved road chases and explosions. Not sure where the bloody bits went off to. It may very well be likely that I had my hands clasped tightly over my eyes at those times!
If you like watching werewolf movies, this one is an easy pick and fun to watch (not too serious with itself, and who doesn't love an 80s flick?!) And the effects are not too shabby.
Now, to get my hands on another Stephen King movie adaptation, 'Christine'...
(image credit: movie poster from dvdactive.com, Marty on the Silver Bullet from disabilitymovies.com)