A genetically re-engineered dog develops a psychic link with a monster created in a lab experiment which goes awry.

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Paul Ferguson
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Barbara White
Jonathan Farwell ...
Steve Malceno
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Sarah Ferguson
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Dr. Glatman
Tom Poster ...
Outsider (as Thomas W. Poster)
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Smith (as Donald Pugsley)
Joseph Hardin ...
Wesson
Kurt Braunreiter ...
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Merritt Yohnka ...
MP #2
Diana James ...
Bell
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Watson
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Lead Protestor #1 (as Jeffrey Arbaugh)
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Lead Protestor #2 (as Stirling Bradley)
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A genetically re-engineered dog develops a psychic link with a monster created in a lab experiment which goes awry. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Paul's hair is all messed up when he asks the guys in the station wagon where he is, then his hair is combed in the next shot. See more »

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Written by Winfield Scott (as Scott) and performed by The Robins
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Too much shown cheesy creature
16 January 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I still remember how I was curious to know how they could do a sequel to WATCHERS when I saw this movie on a shelf of the video-store. The curiosity grown when I looked at the back of the cover and saw a gore scene not included in the cassette (which has no real bloody shots). Plus, the movie was forbidden for people under 18 - where the first one (here in Italy) was for all audiences. But what I saw wasn't that good I thought. This is not a remake of the original directed by Hess, but a second adaptation of the novel by Koontz (a quiet good horror novel, btw), more close to it (except for the character's names) than the previous. But it's still very far from the book. Besides some changes (this time there's only a scientist who tracks the beast), the main problem is that the monster's look is very far from being scary and the director had the bad idea to show it completely and very early in the story. In Hess' version, instead, we don't clearly see it and even if this is obtained through simple methods (POVs. shaky camera works, long shots in the fog), it works quiet well. Here Notz tries a little bit to create suspense (the creature's shadow on a wall wasn't that bad), but stops quiet early, preferring to show a guy in a cheesy suit who moves like an idiot. As the previous, the most incredible performance is delivered by the dog - and I mean it in a good way.

I still wonder where that gore shot was supposed to be inserted in..


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