Stompbox: John Carpenter's ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13

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Stompbox: John Carpenter's ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13

Join STOMPBOX as they share their love of the addictive electronic doom groove score in John Carpenter's ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13!

By Revue Cinema

When and where

Date and time

Tue, Mar 28, 2023 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM EDT


The Revue Cinema 400 Roncesvalles Ave Toronto, ON M6R 2M9 Canada

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Refunds up to 7 days before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket


Written, directed, scored, and edited by John Carpenter two years prior to HALLOWEEN, ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 combines the template of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD with the spirit of RIO BRAVO to forge a movie like no other. The story follows a group of police offers (including the mighty Austin Stoker) and convicts as they join forces inside a soon-to-be-closed L.A. police station. The reason? They must defend themselves against Street Thunder, a vicious gang who have taken a blood oath to kill someone trapped inside the precinct. Combining gritty action with arthouse style, ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 features powerful Cinemascope compositions, a pulsing synth score, and an immersive mood that only Carpenter can deliver.

ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 is driven by the grittiest and most head-noddingly addictive electronic doom groove score ever put to tape. Carpenter’s crisp, cold Moog synth and rattling percussion was written and rush recorded in under three days, but remains a soundtrack of incredible lasting effect and influence, its simple pulses, scrapes and undeniable hooks becoming part of the bedrock of electronic music culture, from hip hop to techno to synthwave.

New 4K restoration from the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA), a non-profit dedicated to preserving the legacy of genre films through collection, conservation, and distribution.



USA | 1976 | 91 minutes | 18A

DIRECTOR: John Carpenter

CAST: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer


Stompbox is a music-on-film event, screening and performance series active since 2016, curated by David Bertrand.


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Revue Cinema
The recently renovated Revue Cinema is Toronto's premier not-for-profit community cinema. We offer great second-run Hollywood fare, insightful programming like our Silent Revue series — where classics from the silent era are accompanied on live piano — Food in Film, Designing the Movies, annual galas, retrospectives & numerous other community offerings. The Revue opened in 1912, making it the oldest operating cinema in Toronto. Support us by becoming a member & enjoy great perks throughout the entire year!
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