Directed by John Carpenter (1988, 97 min.). 35mm.
This legendary camp thriller follows an unnamed drifter who discovers a box of very special sunglasses. When he puts them on, the glasses reduce the colors of the world to black and white, and allow him to see that the urban landscape hides omnipresent subliminal commands to obey, consume, reproduce, and conform. The glasses also make clear that most people in positions of wealth and power are actually humanoid aliens with skull-like faces. It’s up to our hero to destroy the impostors and make his fellow humans see the truth.
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