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.
About Watchers (1988)
Starring: Michael Ironside, Don S. Davis, Corey Haim, Duncan Fraser, Frank C. Turner, Blu Mankuma, Matt Hill, Lala Sloatman, Suzanne Ristic, Dale Wilson, Christopher Cary, Graeme Campbell, Dan O'Dowd, Colleen Winton, Barbara Williams, Andrew Markey, Norman Browning, Ghislaine Crawford, Justine Crawford, Tong Lung, William Samples, Keith Wardlow, Jason Priestley, Freda Perry, Phillip Wong, Sandy The Dog, Lou Bollo
Director: Jon Hess