“I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I’m all out of bubble gum” (Nada)
This week we explore the work of cult favourite John Carpenter, whose work has been screened as part of CineClub before (The Thing), with They Live (1988, US). It is a politically subversive blend of horror and science fiction. It features WWF legend Roddy Piper in the starring role too! His ad-libbed line about bubble gum may be familiar to those of you who have played the Duke Nukem series of games.
A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that reveal to him that the ruling class are in fact aliens who conceal their appearance and manage human social affairs by use of a signal mixed within a television broadcast, as well as via subliminal messages transmitted by mass media.
Check out the trailer below:
As ever, screenings are FREE and all friends of CineClub are welcome
When and where: MC207 Cinema, 5pm, Wednesday 30th October 2013