Screening: They Live (30th October, 5pm)

“I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I’m  all out of bubble gum” (Nada)

They Live poster

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

Screening: The Thing (13th Feb 2013, 5pm)

In an era of reboots masquerading as sequels it seems fitting to bring you such a well-known film which is itself a reworking of an earlier film. This week’s screening is John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982, US) a film that was given the reboot/prequel/sequel treatment in 2011, but which is ostensibly a remake of the 1951 film, The Thing From Another World by Christian Nyby (with a little bit of help from Howard Hawks).

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Don’t let any of that detract from the film itself – this is one of the quintessential science fiction horror films from the golden age of the genre. The Thing is one of John Carpenter’s finest films with a memorable performance from Kurt Russell and some wonderful special effects work by Rob Bottin and Stan Winston. You may never look at a Husky or an Alsatian the same way again….

Members of an American scientific research outpost in Antarctica find themselves battling a parasitic alien organism capable of perfectly imitating its victims. They soon discover that this task will be harder than they thought, as they don’t know which members of the team have already been assimilated and their paranoia threatens to tear them apart.

Man is The Warmest Place to Hide

Check out the trailer below:

As ever, screenings are FREE and all friends of CineClub are welcome

When and where: MC207 Cinema, 5pm, Wednesday 13th February 2013