I thought it might've been Watchers (1988) as it similarly had a scene involving a barn, but it's not it.

The only other scene I recall from the movie, besides having a scene in a barn, is that there's a scene somewhere--at a police station maybe?--in which the protagonist--some kid--transforms into some kind of creature to fight the antagonist.

Pretty vague, I know.

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Man, I'm throwing a guess out at the Toxic Avenger (1984). I also remember a barn.

I don't know what came over me..

Toxic Avenger Trailer

  • Is there anything else that matches the description in the questions? – Gallifreyan Jul 7 '17 at 18:30
  • Could have sworn after he first becomes the Toxic Avenger he runs super far away, through constructions sites and the city, then he stops and sleeps at a barn? Also, he was a very scrawny young 'nerd', and when he came across the toxic chemicals it turned him into a fierce nasty looking monster, but he was a GOOD guy. Your description made me think of the Toxic Avenger first thing. – DaWiseguy Jul 7 '17 at 18:56
  • Toxie only changes once towards the beginning, as I recall. The question makes it sound like he changes later in the film, and possibly multiple times. – phantom42 Jul 7 '17 at 19:05
  • @phantom42 See I could not remember that, I thought I had remembered him smashing some bad guys in, running through the city, then waking up in a barn (as the kid again), clothes tattered and torn. But it's been years, you are probably correct that he only changes once. EDIT: Looks like he changed back to his normal form in Toxic Avenger III for a little while at least. – DaWiseguy Jul 7 '17 at 21:51
  • I didn't expect so many replies so soon! To answer your question, it's not The Toxic Avenger. I don't even believe it was an R-rated movie that I saw. I saw it on TV over a decade ago, and all I remember was the protagonist mutating into some kind of creature in order to fight the antagonist, who also mutated. The protagonist was a kid while the antagonist was a middle-aged man. The transformation could be turned on or off, it wasn't permanent. It had to have been PG or PG-13 if that narrows it down a bit. Definitely an 80s-90s movie, at the very least. – Mark Talisman Jul 9 '17 at 20:17

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