Actress, singer, and playwright Tova Feldshuh has a long-running career in which she has starred in many iconic roles in TV, film, and the stage. Walking Dead fans remember her as the brave leader of Alexandria, Deanna Monroe. Another one of her roles many may not be aware of is in the 1985 cult classic horror Silver Bullet.
Based on a novella by Stephen King, Cycle of the Werewolf, the film is directed by Dan Attias, written by King, and produced by Martha De Laurentiis. Silver Bullet didn’t impress critics during its initial release, but since then, it has become a cult classic in the werewolf genre.
The story tells of Jane Coslaw and her paraplegic younger brother Marty, whose relationship is anything but friendly. Jane is often overshadowed by her brother, who needs extra care, resulting in feelings of jealousy and anger. When a series of murders begins in their small town of Tarker’s Mills, Jane and Marty begin to investigate. When Marty, who is wheelchair-bound, is almost run down by the suspected killer, the children enlist the help of their alcoholic uncle, Red. They discover a werewolf in their midst and work to uncover his identity.
Silver Bullet cast – Tova Feldshuh and more
If you find it difficult to remember Feldshuh’s role in the movie, that is because she served as the narrator. She voiced an adult Jane, who retells the story several years after the events occurred.
- Marty – Corey Haim
- Red – Gary Busey
- Reverand Lowe – Evertt McGill
- Jane – Megan Follows
- Sheriff Joe Haller – Terry O’Quinn
- Andy – Bill Smitrovich
Additional cast includes Robin Groves and Leon Russom as Jane and Marty’s parents; Joe Writer plays Marty’s best friend, Brady, along with Lawrence Tierney, Kent Broadhurst, Heather Simmons, and James A. Baffico.
Interesting side note: Terry O’Quinn is rumored to star in the upcoming spinoff The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live.