The John Carpenter EP II

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James O'Brien This EP does a better job of pulling you into a film's world than most modern soundtracks for actual films do. I can't see this leaving my listening rotation anytime soon, if ever. Favorite track: Burn The Night (feat. Glass).
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Alex Keswick On6 first introduced the retro soundscapes of Dimension Z back in 2012 with the classic JCEP; in that 4-year interim (in which he also began performing w/ collaborative synth/metal side-project Reapers) he clearly sharpened his synth chops, and it shines through here. Burn The Night takes the album out w/ a bang, promising the horror isn't over when the credits begin to roll, & On6's industrialized remix of Dark Science (originally found on SuperScience's 2014 Redeemer EP) is a nice inclusion. Favorite track: Desolation Street.
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WE RETURN ONCE AGAIN TO A DIMENSION FAR AWAY; ANOTHER TIME AND ANOTHER PLACE WHERE THE FILMS OF YOUR DREAMS COULD ONLY EXIST. BRIEF IMAGES AND MOVING PICTURES HAVE COMPELLED US ONCE AGAIN TO ENTER THE TRAVERSE AND PULL FORTH THE GREAT MUSIC OF A DIMENSION THAT WE CAN ONLY BARELY COMPREHEND; THE WORLD OF DIMENSON Z.

BENEATH THE STREETS OF NEW YORK CITY CIRCA 1994 THERE LIVES A MENACE; ABOMINATIONS OF MANKIND AND DEMONIC STRUCTURE. THEY LIVE IN SECRET. THEY ARE VAMPIRES, MONSTERS, DEMONS AND GHOULS. UNTOLD HORRORS THAT WOULD SEND THE AVERAGE HUMAN'S MIND SPIRALLING INTO MADNESS, IF THEY WERE EVER TO KNOW ABOUT THEM. THAT'S WHERE THE VAMPS COME IN--VAMPIRE AND MONSTER POLICE SQUAD.

MEET RIGGS DEMOTT (RODDY PIPER), FORMER BARE KNUCKLE BOXER AND NAVY SEAL. HE'S SEEN SOME SHIT THAT YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE, AND HE'S THE ONLY MAN WHO KNOWS THE TRUTH--THAT IS, UNTIL THE VAMPS COME PICK HIM UP. A GOVERNMENT-BACKED PARAMILITARY UNIT, THE VAMPS ARE LED BY CAPTAIN VANCE (KURT RUSSEL) AND LT. BRAND (KEITH DAVID), WHO TRAIN RIGGS AND TELL HIM ABOUT THE WORLD HE HAS SEEN: THE WORLD OF THE UNDERGROUND.

RELEASED 1987 AND DIRECTED BY JOHN CARPENTER, VAMPS WAS A SMASH HIT AND CONTINUED THE RISE OF THE POPULAR DIRECTOR. ITS SOUNDTRACK WAS HERALDED FOR ITS DEEP ATMOSPHERE AND MOODY SYNTHSIZERS. THERE'S JUST ONE PROBLEM: THAT PART DIDN'T MAKE IT OVER TO THIS SIDE OF THE TIME PORTAL.

THANKFULLY OUR ENGINEERS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CONVERT IT FROM INVERSE QUINTONES AND MINOR PENTASCALES TO A FORMAT FOR OUR CONSUMPTION, BUT IT IS NOT ENTIRELY ACCURATE: PLEASE EXCUSE ANY ECCENTRICITIES AS THEY ARE A RESULT OF OUR INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT. EVEN IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 2015 WE ARE UNABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY TRANSLATE EVERYTHING; OUR KNOWLEDGE OF DIMENSION Z IS STILL YOUNG AND OUR UNDERSTANDING IS NOT YET COMPLETE.

PLEASE ENJOY THIS SOUNDTRACK AS YET ANOTHER GLIMPSE INTO AN ALTERNATE REALITY.

P.S. THE CELEBRITIES THAT WE NAME IN THIS SOUNDTRACK AND ITS RELATED MATERIALS ARE THE CELEBRITIES FROM DIMENSION Z, WHERE THIS ALBUM CAME FROM, AND HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SIMILARLY NAMED ENTITIES FROM DIMENSION A, WHERE WE LIVE. YOUR IMAGINATION OF ANY OTHER REALITY MAY BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

INTERACTIVE COMPACT DISCS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON; FOR USE WITH MOST COMPATIBLE DEVICES. PLAY AT MAXIMUM VOLUME.

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released June 1, 2016

Onslaught Six - programming, samples, live synthesizers
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Glass - Special guest vocals on 'Burn The Night'
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Running Time: 22:04
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Track Name: Theme From 'VAMPS'
Between titles, a man with long hair, dressed in all black and leather, fires a shotgun at an unseen Thing. We see only brief flashes in the dark--the gnashing of teeth, the snarling of claws, the flapping of wings. Ripping and tearing until the shotgun is no more. Bare hands against brown leathery flesh. Too many limbs to count. Finally the last blow is struck as the hand plows through the torso of the monster. Blasting through the remaining hole comes the title:

V.A.M.P.S:
VAMPIRE AND MONSTER POLICE SQUAD
Track Name: Desolation Street
"So much blood."

A man stands above the crippled body of a hideous creature. Snarling teeth peek out from a jagged maw, horns above its curled forehead, a secondary pair of glowing eyes outside the first. The charred remains of a pair of bat-like wings adorn its shoulders, and peeking underneath its tattered jeans lay a pair of goat-like legs. The entire corpse is also covered in seething blood--some belongs to it; some doesn't.

The man wipes off his bloodied mouth and gasps. This is RIGGS DEMOTT (RODDY PIPER). RIGGS wipes his hands on his leather jacket and walks over to a forgotten shotgun, holding it tenderly like an old friend. It's the only friend he's got now; the SEALS discharged him for disorderly conduct after he led a riot--a riot he only caused because he and his team were ordered to fire on civilians in New Vietnam. RIGGS wasn't about to do that. Fuck your political agenda; he joined up to protect the world, not to watch it burn. Now he's on the run. The only way to make money in this Godforsaken city is underground, in the seedy bars and underground cage fights. His hands are worn and calloused from so many battles, he doesn't even remember what they looked like before. He's just trying to survive...whatever that means.

RIGGS looks back at the broken corpse of the smashed beast. He doesn't know what the fuck this is or where it came from. It used to be in the shape of a man (OX BAKER); a man he won against in the cage. When RIGGS last saw him, he seemed seven feet tall and had a beard longer than most; a hulking mass of muscle and sinew. But he was no match for RIGGS in the cage. It was only after his payment and when he left that the man became monster; his wings ripping from his back, demonic legs sprouting from his kneecaps. RIGGS had fought hard and well, and once again he was victorious. But this wasn't anything like the fight clubs; this was different.

This time, he wasn't getting paid.

RIGGS pulls a canister of lighter fluid from along the street and douses the corpse. Then he lights a cigarette, and tosses the match onto the charred beast. The creature lets out a howling scream as it burns--clearly not dead yet, but the cleansing fire will change all of that.

As RIGGS walks down the street, he is approached by two men in urban camoflague fatigues. "You there. You Riggs?"

"Who's asking?"

"Vance wants to see you."

RIGGS puffs on his cig. "Vance, huh? You tell Vance if he wants to see me, he can show up himself."

"Don't be so sure I didn't."

RIGGS feels the barrel of a gun pointed at his back.
Track Name: Predators Hunting Their Prey
RIGGS sits in the back of a military-style van. Handcuffed. Inside are all kinds of electronic surveillance equipment and high-tech weaponry. Men in fatigues run the place, speaking in codes and technobabble that only a smarter man might begin to understand.

Coming from the front, a man in a heavy flak jacket sits in front of RIGGS. Long brown hair. Sunglasses. Beard. This is CAPTAIN LUKE VANCE (KURT RUSSELL). VANCE takes out a pack of cigarettes, offers one. RIGGS nods and takes it, awkwardly putting it into his mouth as VANCE lights it and his own.

"You've seen something, haven't you, Riggs?"

"It's been four years, Vance, and this is how you greet me? Handcuffs and a black van? Gun in my back? Where the hell were you when that thing was trying to eat my face?"

"You know as well as I do, Riggs, that we were trying to win a war. Compromises had to be made. You understand. Or at least, we thought you did. It's too bad about what happened."

"I was trying to save those people. They didn't goddamn do anything."

"What do you think happened to those people after we had to quell your riot, Riggs? Do you think they all went back to their holes in the ground, safe and sound?"

RIGGS is silent.

"The reason we picked you up is simple, Riggs. We know you're still one of the best in the world. And we know you've been targeted. You've seen things most people don't even believe in. And we think we can use you."

"And if I refuse?"

VANCE sits back. "Well, we can't let you just keep on living. You've seen too much; you know too much. And you and I, we have a history. So you either work for us...or we take care of you."

"Who's this 'we?'"

"We're the VAMPS."

***

Cut to TRAINING FACILITY. VANCE walks RIGGS through it; soldiers training hand-to-hand, firing weapons, using grappling hooks and rappelling down walls. Training videos of screaming demonic figures and beasts. Specimens being studied by scientists through glass windows. It's insane.

"VAMPS stands for Vampire And Monster Police Squad. Government funding. Underground. Secret. You killed one with your bare hands, Riggs, you know--these things are out there, and they're real. Every sighting and story you've ever heard about goblins, ghouls, zombies, vampires, wendigos, hellhounds--they're all real, and they're all out there. Organized but fragmented. Feral but intelligent. We honestly don't know much about them, but we do know they can hide; they can look like us. And we've been tracking them, trying to find their headquarters. Their Hive. We're going to blow it up."

A soldier runs up to VANCE. "Captain, we've received an alert. A cabal has just shown up on the radars. They've got a woman. Brand is already there."

VANCE nods. "Deploy a squad. Riggs, looks like the tour will be cut short. Suit up. We've got a mission."
Track Name: Thirst
RIGGS, VANCE and a squad of soldiers arrive outside an old high-rise apartment building in the abandoned district. They step out of the van and meet up with LT. BRAND (KEITH DAVID). BRAND catches them up to speed.

"A whole cabal. Don't know exactly how many; some say less than five, some say they saw more than a dozen. We've already lost at least one team. No survivors."

"Damn shame."

"This Riggs? I assume he's been informed?"

"As much as one can be. Riggs here killed one with his bare hands, by himself. Torched the bastard to finish the job."

"Good. They're vulnerable to fire. Unfortunately, not much can be done with this building the way it is; you try to torch the place and it'll all go up in smoke."

"Why do we care? Vance never cared about collaterals."

"That was then, Riggs. This is now. We're fighting a different war. On this one, we can't compromise civilian casualties."

"Oh yeah? Why not?"

"They feed, Riggs. They feed off people. Casualties happen and they'll just get stronger, they'll multiply. And no one wants that."

"Enough talk. We gotta go in 'now,' Captain."

***

"They're coming! They're everywhere! Fuck!"

A soldier is eaten.

Another taken down.

They break the barricades.

VANCE, RIGGS and BRAND are the only ones left.

"You take the left, I'll handle the windows. Brand, you head up the rear."

"Roger."

Shotgun blasts. Machine gun fire. The monsters eyes and mouths are like fire. Their breath like lava. They're deadly, alright.

RIGGS hears a scream. It's from the floor above. The monsters are clear but still coming. They have to save the girl.

"I'm going up!"

"Not yet! We still need you!"

"I'M GOING UP, GOD DAMN IT!"

He approaches the door. "Are you still in there?!"

"Yes! I'm alive!"

"How many?"

A pistol fires.

"None anymore."

RIGGS kicks down the door.

"Erin?!"

ERIN BURNS (JOANNA CASSIDY); RIGGS' ex-wife. Ex because she left when he was discharged. God only knows what she's doing here, or how she knows about these things. A smoking six shooter in her hands.

"Riggs, is it really you?"

"Yes, it is. I'm here with the government. The VAMPS."

"Oh my God. I don't even care. I'm just glad that I'm alive, that you're alive."

RIGGS pulls out his radio. "Vance, I've got the girl. Are we clear to leave?"

Gunfire, screams, and then silence.

"Clear. Everything is down. You'll be the last one out. Take care of them."

"You mean?"

"Burn the night."
Track Name: Not A Killer
The Hive. The monsters live here. And they'll die here.

RIGGS, VANCE and BRAND are walking through it. Underneath the city, a connective tissue of tunnels, infested by the beasts. Erin was here, but they were separated and the monsters got her. Now it's all fucked up, and if they're lucky they'll get out alive.

After what seems like hours of being lost in the caves, they come to a clearing. Lit with candles and torches. A throne of gold. And upon it, ERIN.

"Erin! We're here! Let's get the hell out, and torch the place!"

"Oh, boys. You fools. You've been led right into a trap."

RIGGS blacks out as he feels the butt of BRAND's gun hit him in the back of the head.

***

RIGGS and VANCE, stripped of their clothes and weapons, hanging from chains in a brick dungeon. Lit by torches. Beasts surrounding them in other cages.

"This isn't good, Captain."

"You're telling me, Riggs. Almost as bad as Neo Saigon."

"How long has Brand been one of them?"

"No idea. I thought we could trust him. We all go way back."

"What about Erin? Did you know?"

"I told you, Riggs. We don't know much about these things. The Feds, they've kept us in the dark. Erin's one of them. Brand is too. God knows how high this goes."

"The whole operation? The VAMPS? Does this even go back to New Vietnam?"

"...I don't know."

"We need to find a way out of here. Before we get turned into food."

The door opens. It's an OLD MAN (DONALD FUCKING PLEASENCE), holding a lantern. He uncuffs the chains and hands them their clothes.

"We must hurry. We don't have much time."

"Who are you, old man?"

"Well, Riggs. I suppose the best description is ex-father-in-law."

"Erin's father? How do we know you aren't one of those things?"

"Because my daughter died a long time ago, when she was taken in by these beasts and became their Queen. She only kept me alive through some misbegotten humanity. I am now but a servant, a slave--kept alive by meager means and doing small, humiliating tasks. But I am alive, for now. And that's why I'll help you."

He hands RIGGS and VANCE their GUNS and a bag of EXPLOSIVES.

"I'm not a killer. But you men are. Now burn the night."
Track Name: Burn The Night (feat. Glass)
RIGGS and VANCE blast through the monstrous Hive. Demons and vampires come for them but it's no use for their firepower. Molotov cocktails and incidiary grenades. This night will end in a firey hellstorm of nothingness. This City will be protected, even at the cost of their own lives. Whatever these things are, they can't be allowed to live on.

RIGGS' wife. His career. All taken. Nothing to gamble, nothing to lose. Everything he's loved, taken by these monsters. The only way to fix this is with cleansing flame, gunpowder and explosives. No one else can stop them. It's up to RIGGS and VANCE.

Together, they will BURN THE NIGHT.