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Watchers II (1990)

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

Director:

Thierry Notz

Writers:

John Brancato (screenplay) (as Henry Dominic), Michael Ferris (screenplay) (as Henry Dominic) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marc Singer ... Paul Ferguson
Tracy Scoggins ... Barbara White
Jonathan Farwell Jonathan Farwell ... Steve Malceno
Irene Miracle ... Sarah Ferguson
Mary Woronov ... Dr. Glatman
Tom Poster Tom Poster ... Outsider (as Thomas W. Poster)
Don Pugsley ... Smith (as Donald Pugsley)
Joseph Hardin Joseph Hardin ... Wesson
Kurt Braunreiter Kurt Braunreiter ... MP #1
Merritt Yohnka ... MP #2
Harri James Harri James ... Bell (as Diana James)
John Lafayette ... Watson
Tommy Hinkley ... Lab Assistant (as Tom Hinkley)
Jeff Arbaugh ... Lead Protestor #1 (as Jeffrey Arbaugh)
Stirling Nix Bradley ... 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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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When they first try the weapons Paul says to Barabara that only three shots can be held in the shotgun chamber so make each shot count. At the end of the movie when he kills the monster he uses the same shotgun and fires off four shots in a row. See more »

Connections

Followed by Watchers 4 (1998) See more »

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All The Way With Jesus
Written and performed by Michael Sutton (as Michael) and Brenda Sutton
Courtesy of Spidey Music (ASCAP) and Mibren Music (ASCAP)
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"Man's best friend, my ass".
3 August 2011 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Two years after the Corey Haim starring vehicle "Watchers", Roger Corman would produce another adaptation of Dean R. Kootnz's best-selling novel. This b-grade sequel is a sober retread changing or adding plot devices and losing the suburban setting for something urban, but probably being a little more faithful to the book as this screenplay would try to delve a bit more deeper in to this top secret experiment of genetic engineering. Here we even get an explanation (nothing special, but it is a reason) to why this creature takes out the eyes of its victim. The hybrid creature known as the Outsider is given human like instincts, but it just can't control what it was engineered to do… track down the super-intelligent dog it shares a physic link with and eliminated all who have been in contact with it. Quite slow-burn and carefully structured, but still providing the grisly shocks throughout this fugitive-on-the-run / creature-on-the-rampage theme. Instead of trying for cheap jolts, it tends to rely on its shady atmospherics (as its spends a lot time in darkly lit areas), edgy suspense (like the sewer sequence) and moody storytelling, where in doing so it doesn't feel quite as silly and dumb-down as its predecessor. Although the man in an unconvincing rubber freak of nature suit, does get a fair bit of screen time. The director doesn't really try to hide the creation either. Technically sound direction with a steady tempo if somewhat a dragged out climax. This time we have Marc Singer and Tracy Scoggins in the leads and they are quite likable. Jonathan Farwell is adequate as the unstable scientist who led the project. Also showing up in a minor turn is Mary Woronov.

"Can't teach an old dog new tricks. Cant ya?"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Outsider See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Ultra Stereo

Color:

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