In 2015, John Carpenter called They Live “a documentary.” Though his cult classic is nearly 30 years old, its themes of surveillance, income inequality, and the sinking suspicion that the people in charge are way more sinister than we ever realized still feel very potent. A new short doc examines why.
There’s something heartwarming about seeing your favorite science fiction and fantasy films turned into kids’ books. Morphing brutal, hard-R rated content in happy, funny ways is the trademark of artist Joey Spiotto, who’s about to debut another new series in this vein.
On Wednesday, Hollywood legend John Carpenter hit back at neo-Nazis and white supremacists online who had been idolizing his 1988 cult classic, They Live, as an allegory for fighting against Jewish supremacy.
Halloween is less than a week away, and your time for finding a costume is almost up... almost. We’ve got a guide to a bunch of quick, cheap, do-it-yourself outfits that also happen to be genuinely good costumes—and they’re not only good, they’re timely, too! If you’re a nerdy procrastinator on a budget, youcan’t go…
Truck Torrence, better known as 100% Soft, has made a career of taking icons of pop culture and making them unbelievably, almost excruciatingly cute. After all, he’s the guy who made the Star Wars emoji that broke the internet that one time. But his homage to They Live may be his finest (and most adorable) work yet.
John Carpenter’s 1988 They Live is set in a dystopian version of Los Angeles where aliens are covertly controlling every aspect of human life. It stars a professional wrestler (Roddy Piper, who passed away last year) and contains one of the most epic fight scenes ever. Naturally, it’s a cult classic. But did you know…
The French migrant camp near Calais, also known as The Jungle, is currently being torn down with the help of “several hundred” riot police, according to the Wall Street Journal. And sadly it looks like a scene from John Carpenter’s 1988 horror-dystopia film They Live.
Today, we join director John Carpenter in remembering the life and career of Roddy Piper; just days ago we were celebrating the actor, wrestler, and all-around big personality’s participation in
one of the greatest the greatest fight scene in cinema history, as seen in Carpenter’s They Live.
Movies, TV shows, comics—hell, even prose books can have awesome battles in them. But whats the greatest fight you’ve ever seen or read? Wesley and Inigo Montoya’s duel in The Princess Bride? The lobby scene from The Matrix? One of Jackie Chan’s early works, like The Legend of Drunken Master?
John Carpenter is famed for directing genre classics like Halloween, They Live, and Escape From New York, but the synth-y scores he's crafted have earned their own cult following. He recently released Lost Themes — instrumentals for imaginary features — and we've got the music video premiere for "Night"!
Remember the massive group selfie Ellen took while hosting the Academy Awards? Well, we have the REAL version of that image, and it is fantastic.
A great cult movie is like a weird underground discovery, that feels so strange and wonderful, you suspect that you're the first person ever to appreciate it properly. But certain cult films have acquired fame and influence to rival any blockbuster, and have become part of our shared vocabulary. Here are 30 essential…
You've seen the queen from Aliens many times before. But check out our exclusive first look at Mondo's new poster art, which aims to show you the ultimate version of the queen. Artist Jason Edmiston tells us his goal is to make it look as though the queen came and posed for him.
The greatest science fiction and fantasy movies inspire us to believe that we are destined for greatness, in our starships and our castles. But sometimes, you run into a problem that can only be solved with a smackdown. What's your favorite fight scene from science fiction or fantasy?
You may have seen the trailers and posters for Branded — the new movie in which weird creatures grow out of people's backs and the tops of buildings. It looked like a weird surrealistic version of They Live, mixed with some monster-movie imagery. But that ad campaign was somewhat misleading — and that's rather…
It's bad enough to see random people on the street having their mental energy and creativity siphoned out by horrific advertising blobs — but when it's your own lover sporting a brain-controlling glob of goop, that's the worst. This exclusive clip from the new movie Branded shows why it's not just They Live without…
Don't hurt Jeffrey Tambor! A brand new trailer for Branded, the movie about evil monsters controlling your brain via advertising, shows a lot more of the mayhem that ensues when one David Tennant lookalike decides to take down the secret conspiracy that controls your brain through QR codes.
Subliminal campaign advertisements are a staple of dystopian science fiction, but trust reality to send the electorate a hidden message so nefarious it'd make Orwell spin in his grave.
Check out the new trailer for Branded the trippy They Live-channeling horror flick in which one man wakes up and realizes creepy monsters are controlling the world through advertisements. It's pretty wild and kind of beautiful — we only wish these advertising monsters would sit still for a second so we can get a…