VFW — from director Joe Begos (Bliss) — is a compelling film and a downright good time. Someone once referred to it as “The Expendables for cool character actors” and I agree with that. The B-movie charm and batshit crazy violence and narrative histrionics, along with the camaraderie of a cast of bona fide talents, is truly a blast to experience. Augmenting this is the exquisitely kinetic and nostalgic synth score from Steve Moore (Mayhem, The Guest, Bliss). Today, Vehlinggo is proud to premiere “Run Lizard Run,” a cue from the soundtrack that Lakeshore Records and Fangoria release on Friday.
“The stakes felt pretty high for this one,” Moore said in a statement. “The real challenge was matching the intensity of the performances, which are fantastic. My influences also included ’80s Tangerine Dream soundtracks like Near Dark, Alan Silvestri’s Predator scores and late 80s/early 90s metal — the slow stuff like Obituary and Winter.”
Get the score through several potential channels.
Tracklist for Steve Moore’s VFW Soundtrack
02. Is it Real?
04. Do What You Gotta Do
05. Run Lizard Run
06. Axe Attack
07. Hey Punk
08. While the Larger Force Regroups
10. Now the Girl Talks
11. Enough to Kill the Kid Over
12. The Mud
13. I Think We’re Gonna be Fine
14. Walk it Off
15. One More For the Road
16. Let’s Make a Deal
17. There’s No Negotiating
18. Fire it Up
19. Follow My Lead
20. Hello Fred
21. Murder is Subjective
22. Nobody’s Gonna Take this Ridge
23. The Deuce and a Half
24. I Like This Place
25. End of the Line
26. Happy Birthday Old Man
27. End Credits
About Joe Begos’ VFW
The film’s cast is stacked with recognizable faces and names: Martin Kove (Karate Kid, Cobra Kai); William Sadler (Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, Bill and Ted Face The Music); Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe, Manhunter); David Patrick Kelly (Twin Peaks, The Warriors, John Wick, Malcolm X); George Wendt (Cheers); and Fred Williamson (Hammer, Black Caesar, From Dusk Til Dawn). They’re joined by the likes of Sierra McCormick and Tom Williamson, among others.
The Fangoria-produced film is out in select theatres and VOD on Friday, Feb. 14, the same day as the soundtrack. See it with your special someone.
For more information on the players discussed in this post: Fangoria — Lakeshore Records — Steve Moore.