Story: 2 top secret creations from the government escape out into the world. One is a dog of superior intelligence. The other, a creature hell bent on killing and poking the eyes out of this blasted dog… and just able anyone else who gets in it’s way. Which lucky for us is a lot of people. Both films share the same plot. Part one has Corey Haim though.
The Film Itself: I never had the opportunity to read the book, so I’m not sure if this is a faithful (or even good) adaptation of the original Dead Koontz novel. But as a stand alone 80’s horror flick, this is pretty decent. Both films are very, very similar. The first stars teenage heart throb Corey Haim, who befriends the dog being hunted by the genetic government creature creation. Michael Ironside (of Total Recall & Scanners fame) is great in this picture, as he always is. You’re not really sure where his character of Lem Johnson is coming from but being that he’s always villainous in all his movies, you can guess. The second film is surprisingly a good sequel. I think main actor Marc Singer has a lot to do with it, as does beautiful psychologist Barbara White (played by Tracy Scoggins). Although the plots are similar, in the 2nd one, you get to see a bit more of the creature. Overall, both films aren’t a bad watch.
Special Features: No features on either film. Both are presented in full screen with basic 2.0 stereo sound. However, it is both films on one disc, and it’s fairly inexpensive. It’s video quality, so you can add these to your horror collection and consider them upgrades from your video versions. – robg.
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