A boy takes in a stray dog, later finding out that its an ultra-intelligent runaway from a genetic research lab. Unknow to him, the dog is being stalked by another escaped creature thats not quite so friendly.
Not my favourite Corey Haim vehicle even though it did feature the always fabulous Lala Zappa. The book is way more effective.
When a fire destroys an experimental research facility a super intelligent Golden Retriever and a biologically engineered creature escape into the general population. Mentally linked, these two animals are supposed to infiltrate and then destroy enemy outposts - the ultimate biological weapons. But when fur face, the dog, befriends a local teen (Corey Haim) the second monstrosity is sent on a killing spree plucking out the eyes of the local townsfolk as it tries to locate the dog.
Based on the novel by Dean Koontz, Watchers is a fairly paint-by-the-numbers escaped genetically engineered creature horror film. Featuring some gory kills and a corrupt NSO agent played by Michael Ironside, this Corman produced Canadian co-production is rather dull and under developed.
Threw this on because I was in the mood for some trash, and boy did it not disappoint. This was was some golden garbage, that's for sure. I laughed like a maniac straight through it, and could watch that dog TYPE ON A COMPUTER with a pencil -- or identify Abraham Lincoln via barks -- ALL DAMN DAY. And let's not forget the great, always over-the-top Michael Ironside. Oh yeah, and there's some monster running around killing people too, but whatever.