The Hidden 1987

The Hidden

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An FBI agent (Kyle MacLachlan) and a homicide detective (Michael Nouri) hunt the current human host of an orally exchanged alien life-form.

Cast & Crew

Kyle MacLachlan
Lloyd Gallagher
Ed O'Ross
Cliff Willis
Clu Gulager
Lt. Ed Flynn
Claudia Christian
Brenda Lee Van Buren
Clarence Felder
Lt. John Masterson
William Boyett
Jonathan Miller
Richard Brooks
Sanchez
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Critic Reviews for The Hidden

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  • Oct 22, 2015
    Underrated 80s sci-fi, and a lot of fun.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 22, 2013
    Jack Sholder's Sci Fi horror yarn is a highly entertaining film that is a highly engaging experience from start to finish. Although some elements here are a bit predictable, nonetheless The Hidden is an accomplished horror film that will certainly appeal to genre fans. Sholder crafts something truly amusing here, and it has a familiar touch of Cameron's Terminator. Successfully mixing action with Sci Fi, The Hidden is a well executed horror film. The concept here is interesting and Sholder keeps the ball rolling with a tight script that is a bit flawed here and there, but there are enough effective elements to really keep you involved from start to finish. Despite its clichéd ideas, the film is a lot of fun, and worth checking out. If you enjoy the genre, give it a shot. The cast do a good here, and there's enough action and horror here to make this a film that is much better than what it may seem. The Hidden is an inventive film that delivers constant thrills. Like I said before even with a familiar formula, the film is a worth viewing experience and is a must watch for genre fans. This is one of those films that needs to be rediscovered due to the fact that it is among Jack Solder's finest works in the horror genre. The plot is very good as well, and is never boring despite its imperfections. In terms of Sci Fi horror, The Hidden is a noteworthy addition, and it uses its clichés to its advantage to create a rousing hour and a half of memorable, cheesy entertainment.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jul 30, 2011
    The Hidden, a Jack Sholder-directed 80's sci-fi fest, is about as entertaining as one would hope it to be. The film can be quite disgusting at times with the marvelous special effects put to good use in it... not to mention the very fine cast on display. The ending is a bit too soft, but the journey there is well worth taking. Basically, a body-switching alien runs amock in Los Angeles, killing everyone in it's way, and the cops are hot on his trail. Unfortunately, the softer aspects of the story keep it from being a real masterpiece. It gets too mushy at times without really caring about what it's being mushy about. Regardless, if you enjoyed Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2's subtleties and performances, then there's a good chance you'll enjoy this one, as well.
    Tim S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 01, 2010
    Well made sci-fi/action combo, showing you don't need a lot of money, or convulted stories, to make a fine sci-fi flick.
    Tsubaki S Super Reviewer

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