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Watchers (1988) Horror Movie Review

User Score: 60% Like of 5 Total Votes

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Watchers (1988)

I, too, am a huge fan of Dean Koontz. I saw "Watchers" before I read the book. I enjoyed the low-budget effort, however painful it is to watch Corey Haim. Certainly things must be modified to translate a book to film. I’m a sucker for a good dog portrayal, and I wasn’t dsappointed. Other Koontz books, "Phantoms" and "Hideaway", were pretty good, and the TV mini-series of "Intensity" was very good. Bottom line: I enjoyed "Watchers" a lot and would buy the DVD in a minute if it was at a decent price. I taped the film off AMC years ago (before commercials), so I can still enjoy it. I can appreciate low budget efforts and crappy special effects if there’s some substance. Not great, but the entertainment level met my needs.

Synopsis:

Based on a novel by Dean Koontz. A boy takes in a stray dog, later finding out that its an ultra-intelligent runaway from a genetic research lab...


About Watchers (1988)

Title: Watchers
Year: 1988
Starring: Michael Ironside, Don S. Davis, Duncan Fraser, Corey Haim, Frank C. Turner, Suzanne Ristic, Jason Priestley, Blu Mankuma, Lala Sloatman, William Samples, Dale Wilson, Lou Bollo, Matt Hill, Ghislaine Crawford, Justine Crawford, Tong Lung, Keith Wardlow, Freda Perry, Phillip Wong, Sandy The Dog, Christopher Cary, Graeme Campbell, Dan O'Dowd, Colleen Winton, Barbara Williams, Andrew Markey, Norman Browning
Runtime: 91 minutes
Director: Jon Hess
Reviewer:
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 5 users. Reviews: 5.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action



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