November 4 in Sci-Fi History: They Live

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Mar 26, 2021, 2:00 AM EDT (Updated)

Listen, there are some weird things in sci-fi. But when sci-fi finds a way to go deep in on satire and double up with horror, you get movies like They Live.

And that's worth doing.

All the time.

Directed by John Carpenter, They Live premiered on this day in 1988. It stars Rowdy Roddy Piper. It's spectacular.


But also? Keith David!

The movie is subversive and weird and prescient and has a pretty good message about culture. Also this line:


Before we go, it would be helpful to note that Matthew McConaughey was born on this day in 1969. Alright, alright, alright.


Also! Olivia Taylor Dudley was born on this day in 1985. She's Alice on The Magicians. Things didn't go well for her character in Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimenson (2015).


Tomorrow: Birthdays galore.