Monday, September 9, 2013

THEY LIVE / Alive Films - 1988

It's Monster Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. Our feature stars my personal wrestling hero, Roddy Piper. I remember when we first got cable TV in 1980, Vince McMahon and the WWF hit the scene with the coolest junk ever, and, the Iron Sheik was champion! There was Bobby Heenan and his antics, announcer Mean Gene Okerlund, Hulk Hogan, Jesse The Body, Andre The Giant, Junkyard Dog and many more, but, my favorite maniac was definitely Roddy...

Eegah!! sent over a soundclip depicting a bleak future in LA as Roddy wanders the streets, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button next to the special X-Ray Specs, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... THEY LIVE!

Roddy plays Nada, an out of work construction worker, he's forced to stay at a homeless shelter in east LA. He hooks up with Frank, played by the very talented, Keith David. At this very moment, Keith has 13 projects either in post or pre-production!! That's amazing. He also played Childs in Carpenter's THE THING.

Nada gets his hands on some special dark glasses a resistance group has created to actually be able to see through the aliens' electronic veil.

Nada cannot believe what he's freakin' seeing! I dig these monsters the most, Eegah!! should like the bottom pic.

In a satisfying moment, Nada calls out this old bat at the market!

Meg Foster plays Holly. She seems to have a genuine visceral dislike for Roddy in this scene where she pushes him through her bay window.

In one of the longest fight scenes in film history, Nada does everything he can to convince Frank to put the glasses on.

The boys get new hi-tech contact lenses and invade an alien event that will send Earthling to the alien planet to be farmed. Even though Roddy dies at the end, he takes out a main broadcasting component that creates the electronic veil! Now the aliens can be seen for what they really are!!

Fox News is immediately exposed!

This rich alien cat at the bar seems a little confused.

And, this horny Earth girl gets quite a surprise!

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