R | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.
The aliens superficially resemble walking, rotting corpses. John Carpenter didn't want the aliens to look like the "high-tech" creatures of other science fiction films. He decided that since these beings were corrupting humanity, they themselves should resemble ... ...
You know, you look like your head fell in the cheese dip back in 1957.
At the newspaper stand, the alien gentleman goes to his car, his face is alien but his hands are not. All other aliens throughout movie have face and hands that are skeletal.
$4,827,000 (USA) (6 November 1988)
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