Hider in the House Reviews
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.
Worth checking out
3. mimi rogers is fucking hot as shit
an average thriller with a good cast which pulls it all together