They Live | John Carpenter


  • 14 Jun
  • 7pm - 8:30pm


Nada (Roddy Piper), a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is.

As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens.

Initial release: November 4, 1988 (USA)

Director: John Carpenter

Screenplay: John Carpenter

Budget: 4 million USD

Box office: 13 million USD

Critic reviews
As campy as it is satirical, this movie stands the test of time -- it's wildly entertaining and worthy of being called a B-movie classic. Full review
Brian Costello - Common Sense Media

A bizarre, intriguing combination of political allegory and old-fashioned paranoid horror. Full review
William Thomas - Empire

They Live Official Trailer