“Watchers 2”, however, follows the book by Dean Koontz a little more than the first one did. Envious Mutant, Enhanced resilienceUse of telepathy to track down its targetRudimentary problem-solving abilitiesTenacity and persistenceAdvanced instinctSign language displayArmed with sharp teeth and claws. Directed by Jon Hess. This hatred is in fact the primary motivation for the creature to act as a weapon of mass destruction. The first successful test-subject was a friendly male Golden retriever, who was intelligent enough to understand human speech. I'm a sucker for a good dog portrayal, and I wasn't dsappointed. It knows it cannot mate because of its deformed appearance (mating is an essential, biological instinct for all organisms). The book is engaging and smart and the movie is barely like it. Panadyne, one of those secret Department of Defense research laboratories, developed two organic weapons systems. I prefer The Lost Boys but this movie is entertaining enough with plenty of kills and a light-hearted tone. You can still see all customer reviews for the product.

The Characters are different but the main plot idea is the same.

Einstein was much friendlier towards the scientists at the facility, and thus more popular. “Watchers” was released in 1988 and was directed by Jon Hess. The experiment, the monster and the dog. If you are 18 years or older or are comfortable with graphic material, you are free to view this page. Watchers is a 1988 science fiction horror film directed by Jon Hess and starring Corey Haim, Michael Ironside, Barbara Williams and Lala Sloatman. Corey Haim and Michael Ironside play their parts well. A series of low-budget horror films was loosely based on the book. Moreover, Oxcom hates the dog with all of its being, and will do anything to track down the canine and destroy it.

The actors in each movie were very good and the storylines were great. I think I'll pass and keep looking elsewhere for these. Novel Depiction Travis Cornell, a former Delta Force operative, feels that his life has become pointless, and is exploring a canyon near his home when he encounters two genetically engineered creatures that have escaped from a top-secret government laboratory. However, the baboon-hybrid also grew to loathe his older "brother" and when they one day both escaped out into the wilderness, a deadly game of cat-and-mouse began.

The movie is about a mutant who goes psychotic placing a dog and his new family in danger.

However I feel that if they had taken elements from each movie they could have made one heck of a blockbuster. Occupation These are the kinds of movies, that as kids scare the hell out of us, that we forget when we grow older. If you watch...Watchers and think it's a crappy movie, I strongly recommend the book. He wants the dog to trade for a great sum of cash, alone, without any knowledge from the Soviets or others. She used the DNA of baboons as a base, and the result was a deformed being that was simply labeled as the outsider. After a brief battle with the monster, the trio changed names and moved to a new location to escape it.

I taped the film off AMC years ago (before commercials), so I can still enjoy it.

The first ingredient of the project is a dog, a very intelligent dog trained to roam enemy landscapes looking for soldiers and, one presumes, innocent civilians. During its killing spree, it stole a Mickey Mouse toy to keep as a possession. What can really be said about "Watchers" and "Watchers 2." Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. It is loosely based on the 1987 novel Watchers … Of course they are weapons. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, See all details for Watchers / Watchers II, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

It expressed a desire to claw people's eyes to stop them from gazing upon it, and even claimed that it wanted to remove its own eyes so that it would not see its own reflection. The Outsider, known as the OXCOM, is the main antagonist of Dean R. Koontz's 1987 horror novel Watchers, and its 1988 film adaptation of the same name.

Otherwise, you should close this page and view another page. I saw "Watchers" before I read the book.

I enjoyed the low-budget effort, however painful it is to watch Corey Haim. The monster then goes into that area and kills whatever the target is and then kills the dog. Goals The Outsider is renamed OXCOM, and Vince Nasco is replaced by NSO agents searching for the monster. A boy takes in a stray dog, later discovering that it is an ultra-intelligent runaway being stalked by a dangerous creature from the same genetic research lab.