Roger Corman, prolific producer of schlock--some occasionally entertaining--doesn't apologize for his fast-buck oeuvre
. Hopeful viewers may interpret WATCHERS II as the nearest thing to making amends; it's not a sequel to the abominable 1988 Corman feature WATCHERS, but a reshoot of the
same source material (a bestselling Dean R. Koontz novel) with more care evident.
Government geneticist Steve Maleno (Jonathan Farwell) is obsessed with his grotesque creation, dubbed "the Outsider," a taloned, humanoid horror sired for military purposes. The Outsider is telepathically linked to "Einstein," a golden retriever bred for friendliness and high intelligence. Du...