In the 80s director Jack Sholder made a string of movies for New Line Cinema and he became one of the best genre directors on the scene. Following the fantastic shocker 'Alone in the Dark' and 'Nightmare on Elm Street 2' he made what he and many others consider to be his best film, The Hidden. Roger Ebert described it as a cross between Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Terminator and that's a spot-on description. Kyle McLachlan stars as an FBI agent on the trail of a parasitical creature who skips from person to person, turning each victim into ultra violent, homicidal maniacs who have a penchant for heavy metal music. Teaming up with a local cop, McLachlan's character frantically follows a trail of bodies, hunting this alien creature before it finds its way to a position of absolute power. While not quite a horror film, this clever and engaging sci-fi flick takes a familiar story and turns it into something fresh and new (for its time). Its well paced and well acted and stands up after all these years. I think it's a great movie but sadly a terrible sequel was made in the early 90s and apparently a new remake is in the pipeline... damn it. If you've never seen The Hidden then check it out. It was only 3 movies later that Jack Sholder made his last good film. lol.