John Carpenter’s music video for “Utopian Facade” is very surreal

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John Carpenter (yes, the director of Halloween, The Thing, They Live, etc.) is a man of many interests. He’s done work in movies, television, comic books, video games, and music. His latest album, Lost Themes II, came out in April. The penultimate track of said album, “Utopian Facade,” has received the music video treatment, and let us tell you, it’s really something.

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Directed by Gavin Hignight and Ben Verhulst, the video stars a female android (Erika Angel). She’s one of many identical androids as we find out, and she’s running through the woods at night. Did we mention she’s being chased by zombies and three-eyed aliens? It appears they’re after a case containing a mysterious green substance that the android is carrying. It’s a bizarre video with a twist ending that’s a head scratcher, but it’s shot beautifully and is definitely worth the watch.

Watch the video for “Utopian Facade” below and see if you can figure out what it all means. If you dig the tunes in the video, you can buy Carpenter’s Lost Themes II through iTunes.