For this gangster from the stars, Earth is the hunting ground of his dreams. Thirsty of power, he commits misdeed after misdeed and defies powerless human police officers, who do not realise that some curse is going to afflict the Earth…
They can only report a strange (and contagious?) madness that recently affects some peaceful citizens of Los Angeles: Jack De Vries, an orderly businessman at first, gently robs his bank, shooting down the guardians. He runs away in a Ferrari and, as he is followed by an army of policemen, he decides not to let himself get caught, he ploughs into the police roadblock and explodes the Ferrari! In agony, he is sent to the nearest hospital… Half an hour later, another man, with a heart disease, gets out of the hospital, steals a Ferrari and…
What a strange disease that is this killing spree added to an unrestrained taste for expensive cars!
After the famous Alone in the Dark and the wrongly underestimated A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Jack SHOLDER follows the example of David CRONENBERG with The Hidden, a movie where the organic horror takes the lion’s share… And it had more luck than Shivers, because The Hidden won the 88 Grand Prix of Avoriaz.
Based on a script by Jim KOUFF (Class, Stakeout), The Hidden tells the story of an intergalactic settling of scores where the issue is no less than peace on Earth. It’s Kevin YAGHER (Cocoon, A Nightmare on Elm Street and A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter) who was in charge of the special effects, among which there are only two sequences with some elaborated effects; but these two are the most intense moments of the movie! Six characters (including a dog) will customise one at a time the extraterrestrial “criminal”. Only one character is the “embodiment” of the extraterrestrial who is supposed to stop the criminal: it’s Kyle McLAUCHLAN (Dune and Blue Velvet by David LYNCH). Also starring Ed O’ROSS (The Cotton Club, The Pope of Greenwich Village), Clu GULAGER (The Last Picture Show, The Return of the Living Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge) and Clarence FELDER (After Hours).

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