Who doesn’t love dogs?? They’re cute. Loyal. And they can leap through doors and kill you if they’re inhabited by an otherworldly parasite. Alright! Welcome to one of my favorite 80’s horror movies (and sometimes criminally slept on)……a little movie called The Hidden that came out in 1987 (I was only 11-years-old…..yikes).
This movie, was on repeat for me back then. And not just for Claudia Christian and her leather boots. The plot was interesting (a bit of a knockoff of The Thing, but with it’s own flair), the performances were top-notch (Kyle MacLachlan and Michael Nouri killed it), and the practical effects were a step forward for that time. But we’re here to talk dogs! And there’s a scene in the movie where an adorable canine becomes a murderous (but still kinda adorable) canine. Kudos to the dog trainer on this one! Watch below as this little guy goes ‘leaps and bounds’ above anything else to get what he wants.
There’s something refreshing about hearing the word throwback. Especially when you’re talking about horror movies. My ears perk up like an excited dog, because I immediately transport myself back to the days of old, musty smelling, small town VHS rental spots where everybody knew your name. Kind of like Cheers, but with dingy clamshell VHS cases instead of frosty beers. And the new Sci-Fi/Horror hybrid, Almost Human, is the definition of throwback. Continue reading →