Watchers (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes


Watchers (1988)




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In this horror film, a boy adopts an extremely intelligent stray dog, only to discover that the canine has escaped from a secret government experiment. Soon, the boy and his dog are on the run from some of the experiment's other, much more monstrous creations.


Corey Haim
as Travis
Duncan Fraser
as Sheriff Gaines
Colleen Winton
as Deputy Porter
Christopher Carey
as TV Newscaster
Graeme Campbell
as Man on Boat
Dan O'Dowd
as TV Reporter #1
Dale Wilson
as Bill Keeshan
Lou Bollo
as Man by Stream
Jason Priestley
as Boy on Bike
Matt Hill
as Boy on Bike
Andrew Markay
as Boy on Bike
Ghislaine Crawford
as Girl at School
Justine Crawford
as Girl at School
Tong Lung
as Teacher
Keith Wardlow
as Maintenance Man
Don S. Davis
as Veterinarian
Freda Perry
as TV Reporter #2
William Samples
as Motel Clerk
Suzanne Ristic
as Motel Clerk Wife
Frank C. Turner
as Sales Clerk
Boyd MacConnachie
as Travis Photo Double
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All Critics (5)

With a consistently serious tone, sudden moments of grisliness, Ironside's nasty villain, and Sandy the dog actor hitting all her cues, it's a routinely competent thriller.

September 8, 2020 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Watchers is a real mess, and it's only a couple of steps up from the dismal Maximum Overdrive, the last Stephen King story to be slaughtered on the screen.

February 10, 2014 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…

We're talking about the only film in the history of celleloid that hopes to entice viewers by placing the name of Corey Haim above the title!

May 17, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Arguably, though, the film is worth it for the sight of Haim getting stabbed in the leg and screaming like Demi Moore: you can't script time capsule stuff like that.

October 31, 2003 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Watchers

The book is a good read and worth giving a try, even if you saw the movie and didn't like it. The movie hacks up a good book and makes the main character a teenager instead of a grown man. It also has a whole lot less character build up and characters to love. While Michael Ironside would have made a good Lem as well if they didn't turn the character into a complete psycho.

Hell it's barely like the book. The dog is cute though and they at least got everything with him right. But I think they could make a better movie with the right cast and director. The book is a lot more engaging and smart, I strongly recommend it. The movie is a some-what entertaining B-Movie though. Plus the dog at least has some....aww moments.

Jim Woehr
Jim Woehr

Super Reviewer


How to ruin a great book.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

Now, this was his second best film. "Silver Bullet" still reigns amongst his collection of movies.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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