THE YEAR: 1988
THE DIRECTOR: John Carpenter
THE WRITER: John Carpenter (screenplay as Frank Armitage), Ray Nelson (short story)
THE CAST: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster
Often hailed as a classic of the genre, a marriage of the action movies of the eighties with the alien invasion movies of the fifties and sixties, John Carpenter’s They Live has rippled through pop culture for more than twenty-five years. But is the movie the classic it’s touted as, or have the nostalgia and tributes created some ironic rose-colored sunglasses that are distorting reality?
Let’s hit the rewind button and reveal the truth… (more…)