7.0/10
12,588
104 user 73 critic

The Hidden (1987)

Trailer
2:14 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
An alien parasite with the ability to possess human bodies goes on a violent crime spree in LA, pursued by a human cop and an alien cop inhabiting a human body.

Director:

Writer:

(as Bob Hunt)
Reviews

IMDb at Comic-Con 2016

Visit our Comic-Con section to see what's trending, watch celebrity interviews, follow event coverage, browse cosplay photos, take our Fan IQ quizzes, and more.

Browse IMDb's Guide to Comic-Con

4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Hidden II (1993)
Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

The alien criminal from the first movie is dead, but he left a few eggs which are hatching now. The good alien, who still inhabits Tom Beck's body, has been waiting just in case this ... See full summary »

Director: Seth Pinsker
Stars: Raphael Sbarge, Kate Hodge, Jovin Montanaro
The Hidden (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In Madrid, the editor of the magazine Ziber-Arte, Alex Cuevas, is invited by Beatriz Bravo to participate in a conference about interpretation of dreams. After the lecture, the participant ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Hernández
Stars: Laia Marull, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Angie Cepeda
Near Dark (1987)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen
Lifeforce (1985)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace.

Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth
Dead Heat (1988)
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two cops are brought back to life to chase down supernatural criminals.

Director: Mark Goldblatt
Stars: Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo, Lindsay Frost
From Beyond (1986)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel
Scanners (1981)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan
The Blob (1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

Director: Chuck Russell
Stars: Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch Jr.
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.

Director: Fred Dekker
Stars: Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall
Leviathan (1989)
Adventure | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An American deep-sea mining colony stumbles upon a sunken Soviet vessel hiding a horrific secret.

Director: George P. Cosmatos
Stars: Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays
Dream Breakers (TV Movie 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Stuart Millar
Stars: Robert Loggia, Kyle MacLachlan, D.W. Moffett
The Gate (1987)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two young boys accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. What follows is a classic battle between good and evil as the two kids struggle ... See full summary »

Director: Tibor Takács
Stars: Stephen Dorff, Christa Denton, Louis Tripp
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Brenda Lee Van Buren
...
Lt. John Masterson
...
...
William Boyett ...
Jonathan Miller
...
Sanchez
...
Brem
...
John McCann ...
Senator Holt
...
...
James Luisi ...
Ferrari Salesman
...
Michael Buckley
Edit

Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's only human on the outside... See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lo oculto  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$9,747,988 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The store Brenda, as the alien, drove into was called Neptune Mannequin's. She also passes through a door that says Neptune. See more »

Goofs

In the Ferrari car chase in the beginning of the movie, the Ferrari logo disappears and reappears four or five times. See more »

Quotes

Tom Beck: You know what bothers me about these two guys DeVries and Miller?
Lloyd Gallagher: Neither has a criminal record. They both lead normal lives until a few days ago, and now they're killing people.
Tom Beck: Do you read minds or was that just a shot in the dark?
Lloyd Gallagher: No, I read minds.
Tom Beck: Oh yeah? What was I just thinking?
Lloyd Gallagher: That I'm full of shit.
Tom Beck: Impressive.
Lloyd Gallagher: Not really. Quite simple to read.
See more »

Connections

Remade as The Seed (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

On Your Feet
Written by Erb/Hix
Performed by Shok Paris
Produced by Denny Nowak and Bill Peters
Published by Auburn Music / I.R.S. Music, Inc.
Administered by Atlantic Music Corp. (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
On my all-time top 50 list
29 July 1999 | by (Birmingham, Alabama) – See all my reviews

The Hidden is an unknown gem of a movie. That it's sci-fi probably kept its popularity down, but it's one of the best sci-fi films ever.

Michael Nouri proves once again that he deserves every leading man role he gets, and the ever quirky Kyle MacLachlan is at the top of his weird form.

Highly recommended for an evening of unexpected fun.


37 of 42 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best line... Nivram76
Soo Underrated Kensith
The Hidden remake is in the works Gino5547
The Movie of 1,000 Cliches Monkeyguy39
Did the X-Files rip off this movie? zak77111
Hidden vs. Fallen vs. Shocker SethGecko84
Discuss The Hidden (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?