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I am looking for a movie I saw where a cop has gained a psychic link to this monster/alien after it scratched him. In it another detective is skeptical until it scratches him too and then he becomes a total badass.

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Could you share some more insights, such as when you saw the movie? Any notable actors? You are not giving much to go on here, though the points you are asking seem very vivid. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Dec 15 '13 at 4:07
Has some vague suggestions to be "Super 8", as that has an alien that establishes psychic links through touch. – JohnP Dec 15 '13 at 5:18
I immediately thought of Fallen but there's not much to go on (and it's not sci-fi). – dav1dsm1th Dec 16 '13 at 0:13

Split Second (1992) - Movie Poster

Split Second (1992)

In the year 2008, extensive rainfall has caused large areas of London to be under a foot or more of water. Rookie police officer Dick Durkin is assigned to partner Harley Stone, a burnt-out homicide detective. Stone was unable to prevent the murder of his partner by a serial killer several years ago. Now however, the murders have begun again and Stone and Durkin are assigned the case. After investigating the crime scenes, they realize that the murders seem to be linked to the lunar cycle. And that the killer possesses multiple recombinant DNA strands, having somehow absorbed the DNA of his kills. ~ Edited from Wikipedia

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Here's a mention of the psychic link:

When a couple of bodies turn up with their hearts ripped out, it would appear that the killer is back. Harley has no doubts about it because when his partner was killed, he too was attacked and wounded and ever since then he’s had some kind of psychic connection with the killer. ~ From

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Skim through lots of gory pics or you could watch the full movie!

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This reminds me of District 9, although the main character there is not a detective but a public officer, and the mutation is not caused by an alien scratch but by inhalation of an alien fluid...
However he does become a total badass in the end too.

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This also actually reminds me a bit of Skyline, although the main character is not a detective but a loser, and the connection to the aliens is not vaused by an alien scratch but by looking directly into an alien light...
However the main character does become a total badass in the end too.

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