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Motion Picture Purgatory: WATCHERS (1988)

Of all the 1980s thrillers made in Canada, few are as quintessentially ’80s as WATCHERS (1988), a totally tubular Dean Koontz adaptation that teams up Corey Haim and a genius dog to battle Michael Ironside and the pooch’s evil twin. Pitched slightly differently this one could have been a Tales For All kiddie matinee, but instead its a monster movie–of some sort, anyways. Rick Trembles provides his views on this forgotten flea-bitten effort in his latest Motion Picture Purgatory. Rick sez: