'The Hidden' is one of those movies you might easily pass by on first glance, assuming it's just your standard 1980s b-grade trash. The thing is it's FANTASTIC 1980s b-grade trash! This is one of the most entertaining sci fi thrillers you'll ever see, and lovers of cinematic violence will be thrilled by its body count, which is one of the highest you'll see outside a Hong Kong action movie. Michael Nouri ('Flashdance'... yeah, I know) is a cop tailing an average guy who has seemingly snapped and turned into a homicidal maniac. He is teamed with a kooky FBI agent ('Blue Velvet's Kyle MacLachlan) who knows a lot more than he lets on. Very quickly Kyle goes all 'Starman' on us, and Nouri soon realizes that he's actually on the trail of an extraterrestrial psycho who is taking over people's bodies so he can go on a rampage of murder, car theft, fatty foods and heavy metal music! So okay, this isn't the most cerebral movie in the world but I defy anybody not to have a ball watching it! The supporting cast includes Claudia Christian ('Babylon 5') as a foxy looking stripper, Clu Gulager ('The Killers') as Nouri's superior, and even a blink and you'll miss it cameo from future tough guy legend Danny Trejo ('From Dusk Til Dawn',etc.) as a convict. 'The Hidden' is a non-stop action ride, and the cheesiest 1980s fun this side of 'Maniac Cop'. Highly recommended.
The Hidden (1987) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Hidden (1987) 1080p
An alien parasite with the ability to possess human bodies goes on a violent crime spree in L.A. A human cop, detective Tom Beck, and an alien cop posing as a young FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher both pursue the parasite who frequently changes his human hosts.
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The Synopsis for The Hidden (1987) 1080p
An alien parasite with the ability to possess human bodies goes on a violent crime spree in LA, committing dozens of murders and robberies. In pursuit of the extraterrestrial criminal is an FBI agent, and the local officer investigating the rash of violence. As they close in on the vicious intruder, the city faces a brutal threat like no other it has ever encountered.
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The Reviews for The Hidden (1987) 1080p
Enormously entertaining b-grade sci fi thriller with an awesome body count!Reviewed byInfofreakVote: 7/10
You know how it is, you have time on your hands, there's nothing particularly on Video that you want to see - so you go to the shop, browse a bit, and pick a video based on the back of the box that you've never heard of. 8 times out of 10 you end up with a complete pile of rubbish. once you end up with something vaguely watchable. And once you end up with something very very good indeed. The Hidden starts with a bank heist and a car chase - in fact one of the best car chases I've seen in a long time with the robber in a black Ferrari 308 GTS going out of his way to hit people! He's stopped by a road-block and about 50 12-guage shotguns - he still manages to get through, well about 50 yards more dragging a cruiser with him. Turns out this was a mild mannered bank clark, well liked by his neighbours, who a short time earlier went on a murder spree. When visiting the multiply shot third-degree burnt murderer in hospital, the doctor tells Lt.Beck that he's not expected to last the night, to which the Lt says "good". The Doctor follows the Lt and his sargent out of the room saying "Lt.Beck, I don't care what the man's done - no one deserves to die like that" Still walking, Sgt Willis (Ed O'Ross) turns back and says (something on the lines of) rapid fire " He killed 14 people in 12 days, he robbed four banks, two jewelry stores and a candy store. Eight of those he carved up with a butcher's knife - two of those were kids, if anyone deserves to go like that it sure in the hell is him". What a line! When they get back to the Station, their boss assigns Beck to a fresh-faced Fed over their Captain's protests. Meanwhile back at the hospital - something quite disgusting is happening. The killer is more than he seems and perhaps so is someone else................. The film shoots along at a rapid pace, shot extremely well and avoiding the "hey 2 minutes have passed - let's blow something up" trap of many action movies. The Acting is excellent - from the main stars (Kyle McClaughlan and Michael Nouri) to the support (Clarence Felder, William Boyett and of course...Claudia Christian) the special effects serviceable and not over the top, and the action pulse racing. This is a film I have seen a number of times, and is one of the extremely few "leave your brain at home" movies I genuinely go back to again and again!
When more than one mild mannered person turns up on a wild rampage of stolen sports cars, indulgence and murder, cop Michael Nouri can barely keep up. But his low-affect new partner Kyle MacLachlan seems to know exactly what is going on. They're perfectly cast in a totally unexpected movie that unfolds with relentless action, surprises, and oddly believable absurdities. Claudia Christian is perfect too, as a stripper who won't take no for an answer.
It's hard to do this movie justice without spoiling surprises, but once you tune in to it, the mix - violence strongly serving character and story, oddball humor, and tantalizing science fiction - is uniquely addictive. There's no other movie like it. Have fun!