Horror and metal are no strangers and so the news that Halloween‘s iconic 5/4 piano riff has been reworked by the core of Nine Inch Nails should pique the interest of any horror/metal fan. As expected, the results are uniformly impressive too! This most recognisable piece of music is as haunting as ever but Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross may have just added more unnerving layers to an already iconic theme….you can hear it below.
“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,” Reznor states. “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.”
Speaking about the new version, John Carpenter states, “Moody and dark, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ version of Halloween does amazing justice to the original. I’m impressed.”
As are we!
John Carpenter’s Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 brings together 13 classic themes from Carpenter’s illustrious career together on one volume for the first time. On the new album, Carpenter is joined by the musicians that accompanied him on his last two releases and subsequent tours: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.
Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 is a near-comprehensive compilation of John Carpenter’s greatest themes, from his very first movie (the classic sci-fi Dark Star) to 1998’s underrated Vampires and everything in between!
John Carpenter’s Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 is out on October 20 via Sacred Bones Records.