Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George "Buck" Flower, Peter Jason, Raymond St. Jacques, Jason Robards III, John Lawrence,
The image of the renowned John Carpenter Are among us belongs to the type of socially critical sci-fi, criticism of the system in which it is not merely a pretext for developing a thrilling happening. For the director typical "béčkařské" concept of the problem, however, became the main pitfall of the image: in which even lower budget, a cast of lesser known actors and a simple arsenal of special effects production did not compensate for the creativity of their use. Pessimistic about America's image in the draft Ray Nelson (scenáristicky processed the same Carpenter under the pseudonym Frank Armitage) spilled over in the world in the economic crisis, which has, however, rendered a visceral crisis moral: people koří profit and success at any price. In the genre license are all actually guilty of the evil and greedy aliens who secretly control the Country. The pervasive power of suggestion clouding their ghastly appearance, as well as the actual text ads or newspaper texts, limiting herself to the brief commands ("Serv", "don't"). The hero, an unemployed construction worker John Nada, he slowly begins to realize reality, thanks to the contact with the underground movement, and revolt against the creeping and total invasion from outer space begins (and also ends) with the destruction of the transmitter hypnotic commands, controlling humanity. - Carpenter richly and wittily uses central load-bearing idea of the film, the sunglasses, allowing the hero to see the real form of the world (shooting in black and white and with a documentary rawness). However, since it's practically about a single idea, his image considerably poor for a surprise: the director will use only the amount of standard of filmed car chases and fights.