Watchers / Watchers II
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Teenager Travis Cornell (Corey Haim) discovers the dog after fleeing from a covert meeting with his girlfriend. Immediately impressed with the canine's intelligence, Cornell takes the animal home even though his mother won't allow her son to keep pets in the house. As Travis blithely drives away, his girlfriend's father stumbles over Oxcom and perishes in a particularly horrible manner. The girlfriend escapes largely unharmed and summons the police to the farmhouse.Read more ›
The military has devised a pair of biological weapons to use in tactical assaults against the enemy: one, a super-intelligent canine unit used to locate and infiltrate the enemy, and the other, a mutant beast sent to seek and destroy the dog any anyone in its proximity. When one of the dogs escapes and aligns itself with a high school student, it is up to a trained assassin to find the two and stop the killer Oxcom unit! WATCHERS is a fun, kid-friendly creature-feature from the late-80's starring Corey Haim as the film's eccentric teenager that is constantly on the run. It manages to strike an even balance between the campy humor involving the clever canine and the scarier moments when the Oxcom attacks from just off-camera in a series of bloodless kills. Most of the film's suspense is built on the final reveal of the creature when it catches up with Travis and Furface in the end, but the short lived battle is anti-climactic. Michael Ironside makes an appearance as the ruthless N.S.O. agent, living up to the typically sadistic villains he has portrayed in other films. Along with its sequels, WATCHERS makes for an entertaining monster movie with plenty of safe thrills!
WATCHERS 2 is an unrelated sequel featuring another Oxcom unit and its clever canine companion that are released from an experimental laboratory by a group of animal rights activists. The dog links up with marine facing a court-martial, and the two attempt to outrun the military officials and the killer beast that will stop at nothing to destroy its target.Read more ›
But wait! Yet another genetically altered killer here. A man played by Michael Ironside is tracking the beast as well, and killing all who come into contact with it(apparently for a govt clean up job).
Oh yeah, there's also Corey Please Give Me Work Haim as a teen who loves to feel up his girlfriend and cares for the dog. I don't know if this film was shot in Washington, New England, or maybe Canada, but it makes nice atmosphere.
The nasty italian lady's death was awesome.
I am a fan of cheesey, B-horror moves (see original "Dawn of the Dead", but a teenaged Corey Haim as a 40 something ex-special ops man, get real. Trust me DO NOT READ BOOK FIRST!!! If you haven't read book, you'll probably enjoy this cheesefest. I would give this movie no stars, but Amazon won't let me.
Mr. Koontz, since you have more control over how you're books are translated now, I hope there is a time when you can pay correct homage to Furball.
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I have seen Watchers before and wanted this movie for years. Getting Watchers 1 and 2 together is a bonus for me. Love them. Thanks.Published 16 months ago by Karen Ridge
Got this as a gift for my boyfriend. He absolutely loves it. The movies arent really my style but his excitement for them earns the five stars.Published 16 months ago by beccaj83
This review is for Watchers (the first one).
Really the only reason I'm being somewhat polite and giving Watchers 3 stars is because it's entertaining in strictly a... Read more
Watchers isn't a classic but has many fun moments. I'm not quite sure how it managed to be rated R because it is fairly tame. Read morePublished on December 1, 2013 by MacheteJason
The book is just as good as the movie, The dvd is the same as the book, great and full of excitements.Published on October 10, 2013 by sweetlady1012
This movie is a good family horror as to educate kids about monsters, It's not overdone by any means and still shows a lot of interest in there, to keep you entertained. Read morePublished on August 19, 2013 by Robyn B. Mcgorm
"Watchers II was possibly better than the first "Watchers" movie, but still not close enough to the Dean Koontz novel.Published on May 29, 2013 by MVivar
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