“It’s disturbing and ridiculous and outrageous and uncomfortable, but I think it’s the kind of great movie that doesn’t really need defense, it just needs to be given the air.” – Jonathan Lethem

This little gem features American treasure and all-around genre cinema maestro John Carpenter discussing his 1988 sci-fi/action/horror cult classic They Live, going into detail about such things as the conceptual ideas behind the movie’s premise, his casting of professional wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper as the protagonist, and the rebellious inspiration for the film’s infamous fight scene between Piper and the great Keith David.