Josie and the Pussycats & They Live

This week we’re comparing two movies that are not discussed together nearly enough. Both are cult classics about subliminal messages in the media and the evils of mindlessly conforming to the whims of a capitalist society. But, ya know, one does it with evil aliens hellbent on world domination and the other does it with villainous record execs and early-00s pop-punk bops.

We’re talking John Carpenter’s sci-fi horror classic THEY LIVE (1988) and Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont’s musical comedy JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS (2001).

From the evils of capitalism to the importance of accessorizing, this episode is totally jerkin. So put on your magic sunglasses and limited edition cat ear headphones and join us. And don’t pay any attention to that hidden track. Happily Ever Slasher is the best podcast ever. We came here to chew bubblegum and compare movies, and well– you get the idea.

Episode notes:

Starlog Magazine (November 1988) Flip to page 36!

An ode to DuJour

20 secrets about Josie and the Pussycats

Fun facts about the making of They Live