They Live – The Original Short Story

They Live

Almost everyone has seen or at least heard of They Live, the movie that coined the phrase:

I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I’m all out of bubblegum.

Well it turns out that it is based on Ray Nelson’s short story titled 8 O’Clock in the Morning. A short but good read, it shows how well John Carpenter actually adapted the source material, granted he took some artistic licensing with the 5 & 1/2 minute fight scene.

What time is it? It’s 8 O’Clock in the Morning.

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