Watchers (1988) Movie Review



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1988 | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
91 minutes /

User Score: 57/100

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Watchers Review


A boy takes in a stray dog, later finding out that its an ultra-intelligent runaway from a genetic research lab. Unknown to him, the dog is being stalked.

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

Title: Watchers
Year: 1988
Runtime: 91 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.85/5 stars from 7 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 7
Starring: Michael Ironside, Corey Haim, Duncan Fraser, Frank C. Turner, Don S. Davis, Suzanne Ristic, William Samples, Dale Wilson, Blu Mankuma, Lou Bollo, Christopher Cary, Dan O'Dowd, Colleen Winton, Barbara Williams, Matt Hill, Andrew Markey, Norman Browning, Ghislaine Crawford, Lala Sloatman, Justine Crawford, Tong Lung, Keith Wardlow, Jason Priestley, Freda Perry, Phillip Wong, Sandy The Dog, Graeme Campbell
Writers: Dean R. Koontz, Bill Freed, Damian Lee
Director: Jon Hess