Midnight Mayhem: They Live


The Main 3 Sat, Jul 1, 2023 10:00 PM
Film Info
Program:Midnight Mayhem
Release Year:1988
Runtime:94 min
Print Source:Universal Pictures
Science Fiction
Director:John Carpenter
Screenwriter:John Carpenter
Principal Cast:Roddy Piper



The 80s cult classic turns 35 with a message that's more potent than ever! Director John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape From New York) and actor "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (Hell Comes to Frogtown, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") combine their powers to bring a chilling indictment of Reagan-era capitalism as they satirize consumer society with some incredible action sequences and one-liners along the way. Before there was Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Dave "Batista" Bautista, and John "John Cena" Cena there was "Rowdy" Roddy Piper stepping outside the wrestling ring and into the steel cage of celluloid for a certified cinema classic.

About the film

You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they're people just like you. You're wrong. Dead wrong.

Nada (Roddy Piper), a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens.

About Midnight Mayhem

Midnight Mayhem features films that play the best after dark. Presented in the fun community experience that they were always meant to be, hosted by Chaz Kangas with special surprises, giveaways, and more throughout the night.