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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day has come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And it’s all out of bubblegum.

Published at: Sept. 12, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! I’m a little gunshy posting this image, afraid that I’ve entered some sort of Twilight Zone where this little column is granted the power of life and death over those featured. I mean, what are the odds that I’d post a 54 year old photo of Kevin McCarthy the night before he died? So, John Carpenter, wherever you are, please be extremely careful over the next 24-48 hours, okay? I was asked recently to list my top 10 favorite directors and John Carpenter made the cut. Nobody had a run like Carpenter. From Assault on Precinct 13 to In The Mouth of Madness he didn’t deliver one stinker. That’s my opinion, of course, but I even liked his Invisible Man movie with Chevy Chase. And many of his films in-between those two I count as personal favorites. Halloween, The Thing, Big Trouble In Little China and Prince of Darkness particularly stand out. So does today’s pic, from the set of THEY LIVE. By all accounts this movie shouldn’t work. It’s a sci-fi satire starring a wrestler for cryin’ out loud. But I love it. Sure, it has its faults… it’s oddly paced, Rowdy Roddy Piper isn’t an actor and it shows, but you know what? Piper has enough charisma and enough screen presence to make it work. Keith David rocks in the flick and his extended alley fight with Roddy Piper is one of the best fights in the history of cinema. And then you have one of the creepiest alien designs ever, featured below. Thanks to Sean Pepler for the image! Here’s the pic (click for the bigger version)! Enjoy!

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. A Wampa attacks in tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic!!! -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)


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  • Sept. 12, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    19

    by frank cotton

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Put em on!

    by UltraTron

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    an all-time favorite

    by frank cotton

    the corner animation is excellent, too

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    This was Mars Attacks meets corporate america.

    by UltraTron

    They look just like top's mars attacks faces.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Dammit! Just great!

    by Fletch Gannon

    RIP John Carpenter

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    I've come here to chew Top's bubblegum. And shoot

    by UltraTron

    you mars attacks aliens in the face

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    What a movie!

    by The_Closet_Nerd

    Truly one of the most under rated movies of all time, and it still holds up today. I just watched it a few months ago with my 10 year old son, and he loved it. That's one that I hope never gets remade, because they could never get it right.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    OH SHIT JOHN CARPENTER DEATH WATCH!!

    by RPLocke

    AHHHH!

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Incredibly enjoyable movie

    by HansBubi

    Thanks for recognizing They Live. This column has made me realize how many young-ish readers this site has (born in the 90s!), and they haven't seen a lot of movies from the 80s and earlier decades. Here's one for those readers! Put on the glasses and enjoy this cinematic treat.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Awesome.

    by Sailor Rip

    This is the scene I was talking about in the prior BtSPotD. <p> This movie is...I got to go, the shower's caving in and I have my own set of tools so... <p> Oh and the quick death of Frank...fuck that bitch!

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Carpenter had a George Romero vest!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Either that or Romero stole it from Carpenter after this photo was taken!

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Love, love, love, love, this movie!

    by SoylentMean

    It's like a crazy sci-fi companion to Orwell's 1984.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    theres already a corpse in the pic..

    by nolan bautista

    ..so the curse is void. (i know it sounds made up but i have to think of something to spare John Carpenter)

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    The last

    by Shalako

    good Carpenter film.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    put on the fucking glasses!

    by vin_diggler

    The sunglass fight is awesome. This is the most underated Carpenter film!

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    So when did he start delivering stinkers??

    by darthwaz1

    Most people consider Escape from LA his only "stinker". I say it's watchable though. I'm not the biggest fan of his invisible man, or starman for that matter, and dark star is kinda senseless. Far from stinker's though. Everything else he's done has either been very good, or a flat out classic. I wish he still put movies out! what happened?? Romero is still putting films out and he's way older than Carpenter.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    darthwaz1

    by RPLocke

    His movies for the Sci Fi channel are kinda shit.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Put up a picture of Quint!

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Chopped.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    What a great piece of crap.

    by jimbojones123

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    One of my favorite John Carpenter films

    by Arcangel2020

    Terrific behind the scene pic from "They Live". I really enjoyed this movie when it first came out...not a lot of people I knew back then did. I recently watch it again on Comcast On demand free section and still got a kick out of it and the message of the film as well. I did and still do think the first half of the movie is a little on the slow side of things..acting and action-wise...but still a good movie to watch :) I think John Carpenter has made some awesome classics in his film career..Halloween, Escape from New York, The Thing, The Fog...but he has also made some collossal disappointments too..Escape from LA, Christine, In the Mouth of Madness, Ghosts of Mars... But for all his maddening disappointing inconsistencies fil-wise? I still think he is a good director.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Damn, I was hoping Bruce Campbell was on there

    by RPLocke

    so he'd die. He's overrated.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Mcarthy died before you posted the pic quint

    by TheJudger

    Your BTSPOD says "Published on Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 11:23pm" <P> McCarthy died around 11 am saturday morning at Cape Cod hospital.<P> I'm sure you didn't know about this. It's not like the news came barrelassing out moments after he died. It took a while to leak out, it's all just a big kawinkydink. Trust me your image came out after he died, not before, so no worries.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Johnny Bomb

    by Shalako

    His trail of refuse began with Memoirs of an Invisible Man. After that it's been one piece of cinematic excrement after another. The only thing Vampires had going for it was the always entertaining James Woods.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    I death cursed Corey Haim

    by TheJudger

    I dropped the Lost Boys "One thing I could never stomach about Santa Carla, all the damn vampires." Qoute in a TB here the night before he died. That shit is wierd.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    So tomorrow is "Driving Miss Daisy"?

    by Snappy Cumback

    Am I right?

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    RpLocke....wow...

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Bruce Campbell over-rated huh? You are either troll or fool. It's a difficult decision. <p> Foolish Troll perhaps?

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    The judger... Maybe if it was an actual Corey Quote

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Now if gramps hadda bit the biscuit...

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYan ks

    by RPLocke

    I know Campbell is a movie wonder to people here, but I just don't get it.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    THEY LIVE is alright....

    by Monroville

    Once I figured out it was the liberal version of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (the left's fear of republicans/reagenomics), I grew a little more appreciation for it.. but it is still goofy as fuck and has a pace as lively as the corpsish aliens. And again, while funny, when I first saw the 10 minute fight between Rowdy Roddy and Keith David (or is that David Keith? Why didn't they ever make a movie together?) I just could not take the movie seriously at all - just gave up on it completely... which is pretty much how I feel about all of JC's movies from PRINCE OF DARKNESS on (good ideas, lifeless executions).

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Longest fist-fight in film history....

    by Bootskin

    Seriously..shit went on for like, 6 minutes. "Put these glasses on!" Punch. "NO!" Punch. "Put them on dammit!" Punch. "I DONT WANNA!" Punch....

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    "... I just don't get it."

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    That is why you fail.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Funny memory

    by redshirt

    I was in Circuit City one night a few years back, and this movie was the feed for all the big screen TV sets. I was with my son who was maybe 11 at the time. Fortunately he was off in another section because the topless sex scene came on. There were bare boobs a bouncing on every set in the place, probably for 10 seconds. I almost crapped my pants I was laughing so hard. I told the salesman what was going on and he about passed out from fear. Good times!

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    he did Memoirs of an Invisible Man?

    by BadMrWonka

    I had absolutely no idea that was him. craziness. I also liked that movie, that was the first time I noticed Sam Neil and his amazingness. I guess I saw that before Hunt for Red October.<p>oh and an interested factoid for you film geeks out there, that movie was the first major Hollywood film with a complete orchestral score written by a woman, Shirley Walker.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by RPLocke

    fuck off.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    by TheJudger

    Have you watched The Tribe. Haim is a vampire. Just sayiny...

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    The fist-fight in THEY LIVE is definitely...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...one of those cinematic anomalies that seems to exist beyond the film itself. It's just so unbelievably wack that it works. It's a classic scene from a film that has some of Carpenter's best one-liners.<P>"I'm giving you a choice: either put on these glasses or start eatin' that trash can."

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Favorite Carpenter movies -

    by RPLocke

    Halloween, Big Trouble, Escape from New York.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    TNT shoke every geeks bed by replaying TL and The Warriors

    by TheJudger

    on late night tv every few weekends. The Warriors gre new legs and made lots of new fans, and they live has become one of the most watched Carpenter films. I think I've seen TL more times than any other John Carpenter film, and I own pretty much all of them and have seen every damn one except for pro life and his oscar short winner "The Resurrection of Bronco Billy" <P> Speaking of which if Aint It Cool wanted to make some big news. Then they should figure out a way a leaked copy of The Resurrection of Bronco Billy posted here somehow. Drew has worked with John. Is there a way? I've seen all of Johns stuff except this. I even have a worn out VHS copy of someones watching me granted I havent seen these flicks Sorceror from Outer Space (1969) Warrior and the Demon (1969) (as Johnny Carpenter) Gorgon, the Space Monster (1969) Gorgo Versus Godzilla (1969) Terror from Space (1963) Revenge of the Colossal Beasts (1962) but those were mostly experimental learning films, but Bronco is a real deal short flick and it won the fucking oscar- I want to see that shit.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    oh wait it's on youtube

    by TheJudger

    fuck yeah!

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Has this site been down for hours or what?

    by D.Vader

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    D.Vader

    by RPLocke

    Yeah, it's been off and on for me today.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    You! You're OK; but you... real fuckin' ugly

    by jimmy rabbitte

    They Live is a very cool flick. Can't wait for the special edition Blu-Ray... if they ever do one.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Hey, what's wrong babay?

    by BEYONDTHUNDERDOME2GIRLS1CUPBILLCOSBY

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    They Live BTS video

    by Munro Kelly

    Also, other cool Carpenter film's BTS. remove any spaces. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWu9JOB-TmY&feature=related

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Was dragged to see this movie

    by NippleEffect

    thank god i'm so dragable<p> Was in a persnikitie mood beforehand<br> Less persnikitie afterwards<p> Good movie<p> Tons O' fun(tm)

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    they live la vida loca

    by mrsheldrake

    I love the fuck out of this movie. I remember when it opened, saw it at the Olympia on 107th. I thought really? a wrestler? really? super sunglasses? But the movie is juuuuust hip enough to its own silliness and, after all, it's really a horror film or even an invading aliens film -- it's a weak pretext for showing corporate cultural takeover.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Carpenter is the King

    by InActionMan

    I was on You Tube recently looking at the scene from "The Thing" where the head pulls off the body and grows spider legs. Most of the comments on the clip were young'uns who had never seen the movie just saying "Holy shit I am so freaked out right now" over and over. JCTT is probably the scariest movie ever made and the best depiction of on screen paranoia of all time.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST

    That's like pouring perfume

    by Mr Lucas

    on a pig<P>Ahh, good memories. A bit of an oddity, but a worthy cult classic.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by 11ZOMBIES

    You are correct, Campbell is waaaaaaaaaay overrated. The first two Evil Dead films are great, the third not so bad, and he did some ancillary stuff that was halfway enjoyable, but he went down the Shatner self parody road far too soon. It all started with the boring Bubba Ho-Tep and it was a downward spiral from there. Those Old Spice commercials were embarrassing. On topic: Great BTS pic today, LOVE They Live.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    11ZOMBIES

    by RPLocke

    I like Campbell in the Spider-Man movies, but I never got into Evil Dead.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST

    The Spider-Man movies...

    by 11ZOMBIES

    ...were part of his downfall for me, his parts are ridiculous. I can't stand those films, and eagerly await the reboot. Can't be worse than the 3 that are already out there.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Bubba Ho-Tep

    by Shalako

    was excruciatingly awful. Absolute pig feces.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 11:49 p.m. CST

    carpenter is the one with the grey hair.

    by alice133

    the ward needs a trailer dammit.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST

    The alien looks like Christopher Walken!

    by white_vader

    Well he does!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, midnight CST

    Prince of Darkness

    by WASPFAN

    Underated - One of my favorites -- Jesus was an alien with complex math came to warn us of the beast -- cool shit...never could get made today...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:05 a.m. CST

    John Carpenter was born old!

    by ROBRAM89

    Forget Kevin McCarthy, Quint can't kill John Carpenter. He may never die.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Since AICN Doesnt want to review Resident Evil 4

    by MST3KPIMP

    lets make this the talkback.. I'm sure some of you saw it. How ok/crappy was it? howabout the 3d? Was it Clash of the Titans quality>?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:11 a.m. CST

    No revisionism here, maxcherry...

    by 11ZOMBIES

    I've always disliked the Spider-Man films, though Molina as Doc Ock was an inspired choice. Other than that, those films were ass. If Parker and Aunt May were so broke, how did he manage to create a Spider-Man costume that looked like it cost big bucks? Stupid. I could go on and on about this, but I'll stop there.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Greatest movie starring a wrestler.

    by disfigurehead

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST

    "I even liked his Invisible Man movie"

    by Bass Ackwards

    Wow I'm not the only one!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Spider Man 2 is a modern classic

    by RPLocke

    I can't understand people who say it's bad.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:16 a.m. CST

    CRIPPLE FIGHT!!

    by UGG

    great commentary by Carpenter and Piper on the dvd

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:57 a.m. CST

    MooseMalloy hmmn never knew that

    by UGG

    it should be on youtube or somewhere though.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Everything about TL is great except ...

    by veteran_of_mu

    The ending. How could you no set this shit up for a sequel? We could have been up to TL 17 by now!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 4:20 a.m. CST

    darthwaz1

    by Baryonyx

    Come on! He's done some stinkers! Have you forgotten Village of the Damned and Ghosts of Mars?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Ghost of Mars is fucking woeful

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    as is Vampires.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 5:10 a.m. CST

    OBEY...CONSUME...SLEEP...

    by Master Bruce

    Great little movie! Luv the message about controlling the masses...still resonates today. And Rowdy Roddy, despite not being Kurt Russell, gives a really honest performance. And Keith David is dah man! So many good scenes...we'd be here all night, er, morning. Speaking of "SLEEP"...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 5:16 a.m. CST

    I love this movie! Blue Ray please! And wtf is up with Campbell

    by andrew coleman

    They Live has a special place in my heart. It's awesome on so many levels I actually don't own it so I thank this web site for bringing it to my attention. Oh and 11zombies I don't give a shit about your review for Spider-man 2 that movie came out in 2004 your riveting review is a bit late. Also bashing on Bruce Campbell... Really? Pretty fucking pathetic. Zombies do us all a huge favor and stop giving us your point of view on these things because you're an idiot. You thought BC's down fall involved his very brief cameo's in Spider-man? That is the dumbest shit I've ever heard. You're acting like he was Tom Hanks, he was the star in nerd cult films dip shit. How does having cameo's that last a minute be a down fall? Seriously ass holes who hate on Spider-man 2 get their nerd cards revoked. What does that mean? It means if I see you at comic con you better run because I'll be wearing my sun glasses saying: "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum." And then you're fucked. Final note: Ghost of Mars is hilarious. Seriously watch it again and try not to laugh... You can't it's amazing.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Actually Carpenter has returned in directing

    by KilliK

    he presented his new movie in TIFF and he is preparing a few more.<br /> here is his interview from collider:<br /> <p>http://bit.ly/96XICK

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 6:14 a.m. CST

    Slick film. Those aliens looked freaky.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius, this one's for you

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Swear to God, and this is weird, but I just woke up from a dream in which I was trapped in a spectator area above a jungle cage (kinda like the one that the raptor was in Jurassic Park). Somehow, these murderous apes (a cross between Kong himself and the bad apes from "Congo") were being let into the cage. Suddenly, out of the blue, this full-on, dressed in a suit, blond ape with glasses comes up to me and wants to share the Styrofoam cup of coffee in my hand. I give it to him. He takes a sip and says we'll split it, asking where he should mark the halfway point for the split. Not wanting any ape saliva in MY mouth, I tell him, No, thanks, it's all yours. I'm worried, however, that this ape, seemingly all civilized will figure out why I don't want any more coffee, that I don't want to drink after him. Before I wake up, I realize this blond ape in a suit's name is Mr. Nice Gaius and the phrase "No more Mr. Nice Gauis if he finds out" keeps running through my bran.<p>Damn, no more of King's Dark Tower before bed.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 6:52 a.m. CST

    That's, uh, running through my BRAIN

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Duh! Not BRAN. BRAIN!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 6:55 a.m. CST

    His last good film

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    This was the final bit of his talent squirted out onto the silver screen.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 7:21 a.m. CST

    late period Carpenter

    by Buffalo500

    Personally I loved Vampires & GOM. His two MOH episodes were very good also. Bring on The Ward.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 7:38 a.m. CST

    THEY LIVE IS CLASSIC

    by BringingSexyBack

    And it's true. Look around. The enemy is among us.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    THE JUDGER..

    by Six Demon Bag

    but Quint knew he was posting the pic on the 10th..so uh.dont piss him off or YOURE NEXT!!!!!!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:11 a.m. CST

    his last good film was In the Mouth of Madness

    by KilliK

    until Del Doro's At the Mountains of Madness comes out,i consider Carpenter's movie (and The Resurrected by Dan O'Bannon) the best thing we got in real Lovercraftian horror.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:41 a.m. CST

    They Live is one of David Ickes fave films

    by leo54304

    He's still trying to perfect the glasses that will allow him to see our reptilian overlords in their human disguise.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    THEY SUCKED!!

    by BilboRing

    They Live was a huge chunk of shit. Fucking terrible movie.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    First episode of V **SPOILERS**

    by leo54304

    Read about it in entertasinment weekly issue on upcoming tv season. In first episode we finally see what the V actually look like, same for human/alien baby and why the V are here.<br> <br> Series might be horrible but I'll watch the episode just for the above reasons.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    They Live cause Big Trouble in Little China

    by leo54304

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    A Halloween Assault on Precinct 13

    by leo54304

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Before print died...

    by Zombieflicker

    I was hooked on Fangoria like it was crack back then. Carpenter was pimped like Jesus (Romero was God) in that magazine. I think I remember reading the the black and white effects were more of an after thought then actually being planned. Anyway, the only weakness this film has as far as I'm concerned is Meg Foster. I've never seen her act for shit in a movie before and she was horrible in this one.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Meg Foster scares me

    by alan_poon

    more than those fucking aliens.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    MooseMalloy

    by Sailor Rip

    Nice to see a fellow Chandler fan. <p> And to the two other people, yes, I too like Memoirs of an Invisible Man.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    They Live---the reason to have a region-free DVD player

    by thelordofhell

    The British DVD has commentary by Piper and Carpenter. They never bothered to port it over to the American DVD (in any of the releases).

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Truly needs to get his act together and make more

    by UltraTron

    movies. Is it a health issue? Hope not. He's still on deathwatch

  • Sept. 13, 2010, noon CST

    Roddy Piper was pretty damn funny on a recent

    by skimn

    episode of Its Always Sunny...<p>Any word on Carpenter's next? Shouldn't it be ready for release soon?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Carpenter looks like the scary bicycle

    by sweeneydave

    guy from In the Mouth of Madness.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    OBEY!

    by just pillow talk

    CONSUME!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    OBEY

    by DDillustration

    MARRY. REPRODUCE A few days ago, I asked a buddy of mine what movie the corner animation was from on AICN. He told me, 'They Live.' So, I decided to watch it. Quite an odd movie, no? Begging to be remade..

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    @ spectrebeeyatch

    by 11ZOMBIES

    Got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, eh? If not liking Spider-Man 2 makes me not on your cool list then I'm happy to be there. Bad choices in casting, costume designs and storylines crushed those films. And for me, they certainly were a part of Campbell's slide, "My Name is Bruce" being the final nail in the coffin. But enough of that. Weren't we talking about They Live? Begging to be remade DDillustration? Heaven forbid!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Anybody remember his one shot with Showtime

    by skimn

    called Body Bags? I recall the three stories to be quite entertaining (the one with Stacy Keach and his monster hair stand out).

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Body Bags 2

    by alan_poon

    I've got more taste in my penis.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    This movie is still timely!

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    If not more timely than ever. Especially with the Tea Party "movement" showing conservatives in brainless lock-step with the know-nothings on Fox News, AM radio, etc. So awesome.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Quint

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    where is your top 10 list.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Hell Yes!

    by TedKordLives

    Great movie! But Goddamn would I love to hear the Carpenter/Piper commentary. No way could it live up to Carpenter & Russell on the Big Trouble in Little China DVD, but still...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Always thought the black and white

    by Turingtestee

    stood for objectivity.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    I prefer 'Escape from L.A.' over "EFNY".

    by TedKordLives

    I know it's crazy, but I just do.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Thanks to this movie...

    by TedKordLives

    ...I will watch anything with Roddy Piper in it. Except the one with Billy Blanks. Fuck Billy Blanks.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Had not seen it till recently.

    by catlettuce4

    I saw this one just a few months back after hearing for years how great it was. I liked it, and thought it was quite cool, though it was nowhere near as enjoyable for me as some of Carpenter's other movies from that time. The slow buildup and mystery of the first part was great, but then the last part seemed to be rushed awfully fast to get to the ending. This premise could easily have been multiple movies or an ongoing TV series or something.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Watching this 2 weeks ago with wife

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    she says, "That guy sounds like one of your video games."<p> to which I replied, "He sounds like ALL of my video games."

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST

    GREATEST FIST FIGHT IN MOVIE HISTORY

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    is The Quiet Man.<p> This movie, however, is a very close second.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Yes the alley fight is classic

    by Rupee88

    I watched this way back and didn't expect it and just had to lol at how absurd it gets. And of course the South Park parody is another classic.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST

    John C's upcoming stuff

    by decfx

    In development: 1. The Prince (details only on IMDbPro) 2. Escape from New York (details only on IMDbPro) 3. They Live (details only on IMDbPro) 4. Fangland (details only on IMDbPro) 5. Riot (details only on IMDbPro) 1. L.A. Gothic (2010) (announced) 2. The Ward (2010) ... aka "John Carpenter's the Ward" - USA (complete title) Looks like he's looking to remake some of his older stuff.