They Live

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They Live ★★½ Creepers 1988 (R)

A semi-serious science-fiction spoof about a drifter who discovers an alien conspiracy. They're taking over the country under the guise of Reaganism, capitalism and yup-piedom. Screenplay written by Carpenter under a pseudonym. Starts out fun, deteriorates into cliches and bad special effects makeup. 88m/C VHS, DVD . Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George “Buck” Flower, Peter Jason, Raymond St. Jacques, John Lawrence, Sy Richardson, Jason Robards III, Larry Franco, Wendy Brainard, Dana Bratton; D: John Carpenter; W: John Carpenter, Frank Armitage; C: Gary B. Kibbe; M: John Carpenter, Alan Howarth.