The Hidden is a 1987 American science fiction horror film directed by Jack Sholder, written by Jim Kouf, and released by New Line Cinema. It stars Kyle MacLachlan and Michael Nouri, along with Clu Gulager, Chris Mulkey, Ed O’Ross, Clarence Felder, Claudia Christian and Larry Cedar, and received mostly positive reviews. A sequel, The Hidden II, was directed by Seth Pinsker and released in 1993.
A cop and an FBI agent race for answers after law abiding people suddenly become violent criminals. They find the clues out of this world.
The Hidden is a cross between Men in Black, The Thing and The Terminator. Not only has it one of the most exciting and fun starts to a flick in cinema history but it has a truly horrible and deadly villain and Claudia Christian walking about in next to nothing. The credits open with footage of a security bank camera and a messy attempted robbery.
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.
A little known gem.