Wednesday, October 08, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 8 - Movie 1

Michael Nouri and Kyle MacLachlan play law enforcement officers on the trail of an thrill seeking, intelligent, alien parasite that maintains its crime spree by jumping from one human host to another whenever its host body becomes too damaged. To complicate matters, it can only be killed when it's between hosts.

When it was a brand new movie, The Hidden (1987), had this hip coolness to it, which now seems  dated. A genre stew of cop buddy movie, action thriller, science fiction, and horror, this movie starts with a bang and keeps its fast pace moving with car chases, shoot outs, explosions, the body jumping alien, and MacLachlan's intentional odd performance. There's even an early appearance of Danny Trejo as a prisoner. This movie is still a lot of fun to watch, and the host to host alien transfer is well done. I'm actually surprised that this movie hasn't been remade in the new digital era.

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