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John Carpenter Fest: They Live and Prince of Darkness

  • Blue Starlite Austin
  • 1901 E. 51st
  • Austin, TX
  • October 13, 2016
  • Time: 6:30 PM

You know, any time of the year is good for John Carpenter, but October is a really special time for his films. He's one of our favorite directors, and we're happy to bring a slew of his masterful career to our wonderful patrons.

They Live (R) - A drifter (Rowdy Roddy Piper) discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth. Who are they? And what do they want? Trivia: The big fight sequence was designed, rehearsed and choreographed in the back-yard of director John Carpenter's production office. The fight between Nada (Roddy Piper) and Frank (Keith David) was only supposed to last twenty seconds, but Piper and David decided to fight it out for real, only faking the hits to the face and groin. They rehearsed the fight for three weeks. Carpenter was so impressed he kept the five minutes and twenty seconds scene intact.

Prince of Darkness (R) - A sinister secret has been kept in the basement of an abandoned Los Angeles church for many years. With the death of a priest belonging to a mysterious sect, another priest opens the door to the basement and makes a mysterious discovery. The priest contacts a group of physics graduate students to investigate it.

John Carpenter Fest: They Live and Prince of Darkness