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  • Action
  • Horror
  • 1988
  • Jon Hess
  • 86 mins
  • 18

Summary

A boy takes in a stray dog, later discovering that it is an ultra-intelligent runaway being stalked by a dangerous creature from the same genetic research lab.

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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

Horror novelist Dean R Koontz was extremely unhappy with this adaptation of his work, though he had plenty of warning with bargain-basement producers Roger Corman and Damian Lee attaching themselves to the project. All hope of redemption disappeared with Corey Haim cast as the teen hero who finds an extremely intelligent dog, not knowing that it is the result of a government experiment that also produced a pursuing sasquatch-like animal (or is it a guy in a gorilla suit?). Once again Michael Ironside, playing the usual government agent who comes in to try to cover things up, manages to give a stereotyped and poorly written character some menace and personality. Dark, murky and unexciting.

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Credits

Cast

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TravisCorey Haim
NoraBarbara Williams (2)
LemMichael Ironside
TraceyLala Sloatman
Sheriff GainesDuncan Fraser

Crew

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DirectorJon Hess

Details

Released on
1989-01-13
Languages
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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