The Hidden (1987) Poster



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Followed by 

The Hidden II (1993)

Remade as 

The Seed (2011) (Short)

Edited into 

The Hidden II (1993)
Rangers (2000) (Video)


The Terminator (1984)
A walking, killing machine (resistant to gunfire) takes over an LAPD station-its target held in custody. A more subtle reference is that both films involve the police car callsign 1L19.
Dune (1984)
In both movie Kyle MacLachlan's character faces a minor villain named De Vries.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
Poster is seen in the record store while the police are questioning the witness.
The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
Billboard during opening chase.

Referenced in 

Shakedown (1988)
Title of this film is shown on a theater marquee.
Pump Up the Volume (1990)
Poster seen in store window.
Twin Peaks: Pilot (1990) (TV Episode)
In both stories Kyle MacLachlan plays a quirky FBI agent partnered with an ordinary cop on the trail of a paranormal killer that possesses people's bodies. Chris Mulkey plays a villainous supporting role in both productions.
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Dark Breed (1996)
The Faculty (1998)
Mullitt (2000) (Short)
[Rec] 2 (2009)
Worm transfer scene
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Poster is shown.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Ghost Rider (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown
Movie Nights: The Hidden II (2011) (TV Episode)
Lupa discusses the original.
Best of the Worst: The Killer Eye, They Bite, and Xtro (2013) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
Movie Nights: R.I.O.T: The Movie (2016) (TV Episode)
Allison mentions Michael Nouri appearing in this film.
The Cinema Snob: Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (2017) (TV Episode)
"This is the far superior sequel to..."

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Hidden Horror (1988) (TV Episode)
One of their picks.
Siskel & Ebert: They'll Do It Every Time: Part Two (1992) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
What Makes Fido Run? (2005) (Video)
Clips featured.
The House That Freddy Built (2006) (Video)
Clips featured.
Movie Nights: Strays (2016) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown when Lupa mentions that two cast members from Strays were also in The Hidden.
Trailer Trauma 3: '80s Horror-Thon (2017) (Video)
The film's theatrical trailer is featured.

Spoofed in 

Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (2006) (TV Movie)
bad guy moves from body to body (even a dog)/when possessed, people only grunt but others don't notice what's wrong with them

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