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      Hider in the House

      R 1989 1 hr. 49 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 43% 250+ Ratings Audience Score A killer (Gary Busey) lives hidden in the attic of a couple's (Mimi Rogers, Michael McKean) new home, monitoring their intercom. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 04 Buy Now

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      Jeff M This movie is as bad as you would imagine any movie being that features Gary Busey hiding in an attic. I have nothing more to say. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/24 Full Review robert p Another Lifetime movie that fails to deliver and is not an original concept. Even Gary Busey cannot save this movie as its a. Boring b. Not very well acted c. typical of Lifetime movies in every way, thus my *2* star review!! Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Premise is way creepier than the execution. Poorly written script and goofy interactions between characters ruin an otherwise perfect set up for a thriller. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 09/28/20 Full Review Audience Member The film story is familiar, someone living in the attic and no one knows,but it really takes off when Busey's character tightens his grip on the unsuspecting family that moves into the house.Busey's performance is intense showing manic behavior to the extreme! Scary,well played! He creates sympathy for his character. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Gary Busey plays a multifaceted, complex psycho with ease. Not anything groundbreaking (and especially not bloody, for any gorehounds reading), but Busey makes this one worth a look. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member A long long time ago on a couch not so far away somewhere between the hours of 3 and 4 am a friend and I were up late watching TV, laughing at late night infomercials and public access TV, and we happened to stumble upon this gem of a movie. Somewhere between sheer horror, sheer hilarity and pure non-stop entertainment lies Gary Busey's "The Hider In The House". There are a number of fantastic Busey performances out there to be sure. Some more serious and endearing like his portrayal of the sympathetic drunk uncle in "Silver Bullet"... some gripping like his asshole CIA heel character in "Predator 2"... some disturbingly weird and fantastically improvised like the mad doctor in "Surviving The Game"... and some simply unforgettable like the mentor buddy cop in "Point Break". Busey has a number of lesser works that run the character gamut, all with a signature Busey style. In "The Hider In The House" however, Busey combines them all in a masterfully-portrayed sympathetic, hilarious and endearing psychopath stalker who just wants to fit in... and be one of us... and burn the house down and kill us all... he's fun for the whole family. Clearly Busey's magnum opus, "The Hider In The House" has some great writing and some fantastic supporting performances as well. Particularly great is the exterminator played by the apparently-ubiquitous-but-almost-always-hardly-noticable Lenny Termo "Hey you - yo don't belong here! You're not goin' nowhere!" (my nominee for best supporting actor of 1990)... Krispen Glover's dad (who plays a fantastically pedophilic and lecherous sports freak) "Ooooh I wish I were back in kindergarten... especially with you!"... and some whiny kid who plays the little boy - "I wasn't burning my soldiers! I was pretending they were dad!". Special honorable mention goes to the school bully - "I know why... because ya got big ears!" Thrilling non-stop laughs and miscellaneous entertainment in this one. One of the top 10 movies ever made. I would recommend everyone watch this movie at least five times in their lifetime, and possibly as often as once per week. Get the dvr out if this is ever on TV because there is a fantastic rewind scene at least twice every minute. The blu-ray gods need to get on this ASAP remastered with a Busey commentary. Find it somewhere - you won't be disappointed. You can't shut it off, once Busey is already in. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A killer (Gary Busey) lives hidden in the attic of a couple's (Mimi Rogers, Michael McKean) new home, monitoring their intercom.
      Director
      Matthew Patrick
      Executive Producer
      Diane Nabatoff, Steven Reuther
      Screenwriter
      Lem Dobbs
      Production Co
      Precision Films
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 4, 2014
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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