By pure happenstance, I've watched The Hidden in October three years in a row now. First, I watched it as part of my monthly horror viewing for the first time ever. Then, I got to see it as part of the Alamo Drafthouse's Dismember the Alamo event in a theater. This year, I checked out my new blu-ray from Warner Archive.
The Hidden is smartly acted, and alternates well between wild fun and legitimate terror. It's tense and tautly paced, while allowing for moments of character growth and a bit of pensive reflection, bordering on heart.
It's a movie whose sum is greater than its parts, many of which are slightly cliche elements from sci-fi, horror, mystery, and action genres. But when put into the wonderful blender that is this movie and anchored by Kyle Machlachlan, The Hidden is a gem that more people need to see.