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The Hidden II (1993)

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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 »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raphael Sbarge ... MacLachlan
Kate Hodge ... Juliet Beck
Jovin Montanaro Jovin Montanaro ... Stanton
Christopher Murphy ... Tony Thompson
Michael Welden Michael Welden ... Tom Beck
Michael A. Nickles ... Matt Flamm
Tony DiBenedetto Tony DiBenedetto ... Bum
Tom Tayback ... Colton
Dennis Bertsch Dennis Bertsch ... Morgue attendant
Cate Caplin Cate Caplin ... News reporter
Edith Varon Edith Varon ... Waitress
Peter Gregory ... Cook
Bobby J. Foxworth Bobby J. Foxworth ... Security guard
Honey Lauren ... Rave girl
Garvin Funches ... Cold Steel


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 happened. Unfortunately, his presence in the body has taken a terrible toll on it, draining it of life energy. Additionally relations with Beck's daughter Juliet (now a cop) have deteriorated. But when the killing starts again, they will need to work together to stop the new generation of aliens. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi horror violence and gore, and for language and a sex scene | See all certifications »






Release Date:

6 September 1993 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hidden 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film takes place in 2002. See more »


The good guy is shooting a 9mm at the alien the kitchen. When he runs out of ammo, he pulls the trigger twice and the hammer falls on an empty chamber twice. Note also that the slide doesn't lock back. That's not how a 9mm works. See more »


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Watch an alien procrastinate for an hour and a half.
25 April 2006 | by unakaczynskiSee all my reviews

The Hidden II, Science Fiction Horror

The Hidden 2 picks up right where the first left off--and quickly disintegrates into a much worse movie. This film follows a "chunk" of the original bad-ass alien as it infests a dog, then spawns several other tiny evil alien, um, larva. Well, eventually, someone is infested again and the reign of violence almost starts again. I say almost because the alien spends most of his time screwing around accomplishing nothing. Much like the heroes--who are completely forgettable while they forge an awkward love affair and make repeatedly poor decisions hunting the "evil" aliens.

Here's the breakdown:

The Good:

--Well, more shots of the alien and gore than the first film.

--Slightly better atmosphere than Hidden 1.

Didn't Hurt It, Didn't Help:

--The acting is nothing special, but it doesn't hurt the film too badly.

--Passable music and cinematography.

--Extensive yammering which attempts to explain every little detail about the aliens.

The Bad:

--Very little chemistry between our heroes.

--Main hero guy is pretty nerdy.

--Sure, the alien is shown more, but for f*ck sakes! The special effects should have improved in quality! They still feel like they're mid-80's puppets, here. We have a six-legged alien "thing" that we get to see moving around and what does it look like? A shaved, partially mutilated dead rat in rigor mortis. The legs barely move!

--Insipid love story.

--Clumsey, infantile hero.

--The evil alien spends very little time doing anything. Mostly walking around talking like an idiot.

The Ugly:

--Several story problems--for one: There are several evil alien larva sitting unprotected which are just not killed--they're deliberately ignored or the search for them is just done immensely poorly. This alien good guy travelled all through space to do a half-assed job, did he? Well, that's what he's doing. It'll take literally a minute or two to kill the remaining sleeping larva after he kills just one. So what does he do? "I'm tired, let's go," basically. And he leaves! Three times he does this! This is the most procrastinating alien I've ever seen!

--Most of the "we're lovers now" dialog.

--At least 2 sex scenes with zero nudity. An R-rated horror film with sex and no nudity? What the hell?

Memorable Scene:

--Seeing the credits start.

Acting: 5/10 , Story: 6/10 , Atmosphere: 7/10 , Cinematography: 5/10 , Character Development: 4/10 , Special Effects/Make-up: 6/10 , Nudity/Sexuality: 1/10 , Violence/Gore: 6/10 (less violence, more gore than the first film) , Sets/Backgrounds: 4/10 , Dialogue: 5/10 , Music: 6/10 , Writing: 3/10 , Direction: 3/10

Cheesiness: 6/10 , Crappiness: 5/10

Overall: 4/10

Well, there you have it. The first Hidden is a pretty good film, just light on the gore and a pretty weak overall atmosphere. This one, however, is weak in everything except atmosphere and gore--and those are only slightly better. If you can get the first movie alone, go for it. Classic 80's science fiction horror--with a touch of cop drama. The second is forgettable--best to just avoid this one.


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