John Carpenter's THE THING & John Carpenter's THEY LIVE
John Carpenter's THE THING (R, 1982, 109 min)
Man is the warmest place to hide. Carpenter's harrowing remake of the '50s classic centers on a snowbound research team in Antarctica (including Kurt Russell) who digs up the remains of a spacecraft that has long been frozen in the ice. But the alien life unthaws and infects the living. Cut off from the rest of the world, paranoia and mistrust begin to set in as the men realize any one of them could be the creature.
John Carpenter's THEY LIVE (R, 1987, 93 min)
In this heart-pounding thriller, aliens are systematically gaining control of the Earth by masquerading as humans and lulling the public into submission. Humanity's last chance lies with a lone drifter (Roddy Piper) who stumbles upon a harrowing discovery: a unique pair of sunglasses that reveals the terrifying and deadly truth. But worst of all, with these glasses you see which of us are really hideous, bug-eyed aliens.
Friday, October 26