|Starring:||Michael Ironside, Corey Haim, Dan O'Dowd, Christopher Cary, Graeme Campbell|
|Run time:||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Dec 2005|
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What were they watching?By Charles Brickley from Andover, Hampshire England , 18 Jul 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]I was disappointed that the gripping novel by Dean Koontz had been turned into another episode of Lassie.
Jon Hess had missed the opportunity to make a taut and gripping thriller by casting Corey Haims as the boy next door/ love interest/ intrepid teenager who does not know which way to turn. I know that Michael Ironside can make a good baddie so his part in the lacklustre ending could have been sharpened up as well.
Enid Blyton has written more gripping thrillers about Noddy in Toyland and the photography would have been average for a college project.
What a pity about the waste of good actors and an excellant plot in this so called thriller that has less terror than an episode of 'Last of the Summer Wine'.
Regretfully not really worth the money, but at least I did not buy it!
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Blast From The Past!By HaveMySay (133 reviews) , 24 Feb 2013The star role actually goes to the dog not to Corey Haim, but Haim is a very close second. I grew up having a crush on Corey Haim and loving all his films. The best one being 'Lost Boys'. 'Watchers' is a typical film from the 80's with the wonderful dress sense (hee hee), soundtrack and best of all the special effects. Obviously at the time the special effects were great and when watching the film you need to remind yourself it's not a 21st century film otherwise you'd end up slating it! 'Watchers' is the story about scientists experimenting, and the things they are working on break loose to reek carnage. Only a hero can save the world and his girl, in steps Travis (Haim) a very brave teenager to save his neighbourhood. A good laugh!
Loved when i was a kid, awful as an adultBy carlsob (82 reviews) from Kidderminster , 24 Mar 2010Here's how it is:
I watched this as kid because like most kids my age everyone loved Corey Haim (Lost Boys). I was far too young to even know who Dean Koontz was.
The biggest problem with this film is the 18 certificate as it misleads the viewer into thinking it's a horror, which im sure its meant to be. However if it had been rated PG, it would probably go down like Turner & Hooch, K9 & other dog buddy films. As I said as a kid i loved it, as an adult its actually quite appalling and now I know why my mom would moan about me watching it all the time. I rented it following the death of Haim as I remembered enjoying this film, but its actually a very bad B-movie. Also stars Michael Ironside (Top-Gun, V) who turns in his usual bad guy performance. Only to be rented if you've got kids. For stimulating adult horror avoid at all costs
Watch OutBy emmahlara (3 reviews) from Llanymynech , 28 Jan 2010As a massive fan of Dean Koontz (writer of the book the film was very loosley based on.) I was looking forward to watching this film. Unfortunately, I was extrememly disappointed. The only thing that kept true to the book were the names of the characters and the two main creatures of the story. All characters had been changed or completely omitted from the film. I highly disappointing 'interpretation' of a fantastic book. if you like the idea of the story line, please I urge you to read Dean R. Koontz's book instead of seeing this film.
AwfulBy a customer from England , 01 Dec 2009I'm a big fan of 80's movies, i was also on a Corey Haim kick, hence why i rented this. Wished i hadn't bothered. Cheap, poorly acted, lousy script and just downright bad. Don't bother.
DatedBy a customer from London, UK , 17 Aug 2007I watched this many years ago as i was a fan of Corey Haim. Recently re-watched it and realised its cr@p, could have been soo much better with a bigger budget and better cast.
Only watch if you can't sleep or bored!