The theme music to Halloween is one of the most iconic sounds in cinema history. Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and record producer Atticus Ross updated the anxiety-inducing audio for the forthcoming Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998.
John Carpenter collected 13 of his classic movie themes for the set. His son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies assisted the filmmaker/composer with the 13-track album.
“I clearly remember my friends and I at 13 years old conning our parents into letting us see Halloween when it came out in 1978,” states Reznor. “We left the theater forever changed. We were damaged and scarred, with the shit genuinely scared out of us and that theme stuck firmly in our heads. John Carpenter, it’s your fault that I turned out the way I did.”
During his five-decade career, Carpenter directed other pictures such as Assault on Precinct 13, Escape from New York, and The Thing. However, the Horror Master is still best known for introducing the world to the legendary Halloween character Michael Myers.
Carpenter added, “Moody and dark, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ version of Halloween does amazing justice to the original. I’m impressed.”
Check out the cover art/tracklist for John Carpenter’s Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 as well as Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross’ “Halloween” below.
‘Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998’ Tracklist
1. In the Mouth of Madness
2. Assault on Precinct 13
3. The Fog
4. Prince of Darkness
5. Santiago (Vampires)
6. Escape From New York
8. Porkchop Express (Big Trouble in Little China)
9. They Live
10. The Thing
12. Dark Star