A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to see through the lies.
They Live is a 1988 American science-fiction action thriller film written and directed by John Carpenter, based on the 1963 short story ‘Eight O’Clock in the Morning’s by Ray Nelson.
The classic John Carpenter movie.
Starring Roddy Piper, Keith David, and Meg Foster, the film follows an unnamed drifter who discovers through special sunglasses that the ruling class are aliens concealing their appearance and manipulating people to consume, breed, and conform to the status quo via subliminal messages in mass media.
They influence our decisions without us knowing it.
They numb our senses without us feeling it.
They control our lives without us realising it.
Director: John Carpenter
Writers: Ray Nelson (short story “Eight O’Clock in the Morning”), John Carpenter (screenplay) (as Frank Armitage)