John Carpenter's scores for the first three Halloween films are fantastically phantasmagorical, slipping into that space between wonder and terror like spiked walls closing around your doom. You can add a new track to that playlist which was unveiled yesterday.
On the project and its origins, Reznor recalls seeing Halloween in theaters, explaining how the movie sacred him so much that it left him and his friends "forever changed". To celebrate the impending release, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have shared a new version of Carpenter's iconic "Halloween" theme.
As the director and composer behind dozens of classic movies, Carpenter has established a reputation as one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of modern cinema, and equally, one of its best and most influential musicians. And boy was it worth the wait.
The theme turned out by Reznor and Ross is dark and moody, stretching out Carpenter's theme into a rising and falling stretch of composition both familiar and new. The music to me acts as nearly another character in the film.
Says Carpenter of Trent and Atticus' new take on what is his most famous theme, "Moody and dark, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' version of HALLOWEEN does unbelievable justice to the original". You can catch John Carpenter now on tour performing all your favorite hits in a city near you.
There's something incredibly creepy about the simplicity of the original 1978 Halloween theme song. Let the other trick'r'treaters know what you think in the comment section below.