Saturday, 28 October 2017

Thirteen Nights of Halloween Horror | Night Ten - They Live (1988)

image credit: universal pictures

This one's going to be pretty short, as I'm planning on writing a bigger piece on the masterpiece that is John Carpenter's They Live. A film that burrows itself deeply within the trials and tribulations of Reaganomics in the 1980s, anti-consumerism and a commentary on capitalism it not only deserves its own piece but was destined to become one of my favorites. 

At some point, I'm going to do an in-depth series on films that do not get enough attention. But, for now, here are my top five They Live quotes courtesy of the one, the only Nada (Roddy Piper).


5. "Brother, life's a bitch ... and she's back in heat." 

4. *alien spraying perfume on herself* "That's like pairing perfume on a pig." 

3. "Mama don't like tattletales." 

2. "You know, you look like your head fell in the cheese dip back in 1957" *points to another woman* "You, you're okay. This one? Real fuckin' ugly. You see, I take these glasses off, she looks like a regular person doesn't she, huh? Put 'em back on, formaldehyde-face, that's what we got!"

1. "I have com here to chew bubblegum and kick ass ... and I'm all out of bubblegum." 

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