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They Live
7.6
/10
6,460 Ratings

THEY LIVE

Directed by John Carpenter
United States, 1988
Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Synopsis

Nada, a streetwise drifter, makes a shocking discovery when he finds a pair of special sunglasses that make him see the world for what it really is: aliens disguised as humans are indoctrinating the public with subliminal messages. With the truth now visible, Nada decides to expose the conspiracy.

Synopsis

Nada, a streetwise drifter, makes a shocking discovery when he finds a pair of special sunglasses that make him see the world for what it really is: aliens disguised as humans are indoctrinating the public with subliminal messages. With the truth now visible, Nada decides to expose the conspiracy.

Our take

Plunge into the nightmarish vision of the codes, signs and demons of capitalism with John Carpenter’s iconic, visionary dystopia They Live. A message of warning against Reagan politics and overpowering media lies at the core of this Los Angeles thriller—one that feels particularly timely today.