Fast beginning pace that slows down as the movie goes on, weak ending, zero nudity, mild action, one really impressive stunt (the dude hit by the car), great story idea that doesn't live up to it's potential, solid acting, early Danny Trejo sighting, cool 80's Los Angeles scenery, outstanding performance by veteran actor William Boyett (he was the highlight of the movie), good soundtrack, the same dog that pissed fire in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER.
I'm sure THE HIDDEN still has a sweet spot in the hearts of fans who first saw it back in the day, but it hasn't aged that well compared to other 80's alien invasion movies. THE THING, for example. That said, THE HIDDEN still worth watching and I would love to see a true, hard R-rated remake and not just the bits borrowed in JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY, "The X-Files", [REC] 2, etc.
Part 2 - The Hidden II (1993)
THE SECRET OF MY SUCCE$S (1987) billboard