• Publication date: August 6, 2012

They Live

When construction worker John Nada (pro-wrestler Roddy Piper) finds a pair of sunglasses that reveal the true nature of the world around him, he realizes Earth is victim to an alien invasion.

Program data

Duration: 110

Production Year: 1988

MBC 2:

August 17, 2012 01:00 (KSA) ~ August 17, 2012 00:00 (CLT)

'Obey', 'Consume', 'Submit', 'Buy', 'Watch TV', 'Stay Asleep'- the signs appear to be everywhere, once John Nada stumbles upon a pair of sunglasses made by the human resistance, which allow him to see the alien invaders and how they are keeping the population in their consumerist trance. Even the money is painted with the subliminal message 'This is your God'.

The aliens keep the illusion going by using a large antenna on top of TV broadcasting to keep the public hypnotized and unaware of the true nature of things or the existence of ugly aliens  in their midst.

John Nada (WWF pro-wrestler Roddy Piper) decides to join the resistance and give these aliens, who are posing as the ruling elite, a run for their money.

This Sci-fi gem is a must-see, and you will see just why director John Carpenter says that this cult-classic is one of his favorite projects ever.

Starring :

  • Roddy Piper
  • Keith David
  • Meg Foster

Directed by : John Carpenter

Rating : R for sci-fi action violence and language.