A brand new sequel to John Carpenter’s classic Halloween is out this weekend, and it brings one of the best horror heroines of all time with it: Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode. The film is set to retcon everything that happened in the franchise since the original film, and this will serve as a direct sequel to the original 1978 film. With a screenplay written by David Gordon Green (who also directed), Danny McBride, and Jeff Fradley, there is a lot of buzz surrounding this film.
For fans of the classic slasher flick, there is something equally exciting to the talent that will appear in the film: the man himself, John Carpenter, is back at the helm of the movie’s score! Alongside his son Cody Carpenter, and Daniel A. Davies, who has worked with Carpenter on other projects, the man behind one of the most famous themes in horror history is looking to terrify us all over again with his all new Halloween film score.
Don’t think you can wait until you go see Halloween to hear Carpenter’s new music? You’re in luck – you can listen the entire thing online from Sacred Bones Records. Here’s their link to all the places you can give the soundtrack a listen, or you can also stream it from their official YouTube page below:
The mixture of old and new seems to be the MO of 2018’s Halloween – in addition to Curtis returning, Nick Castle will also appear in the film. He will play the Shape, the same role he played in the original Halloween film forty years ago, returning to Haddonfield to finish Laurie off. You can hear that same mixture of old and new in the soundtrack – the terrifying original theme has a new, electronic bass line to get your heart pumping, calling to mind the relentless figure stalking through the streets of Haddonfield.
Stream the new Halloween soundtrack to creep out your neighborhood’s trick-or-treaters, and check out the forty-year-delayed sequel to Halloween, which is now playing in theatres. Stay tuned to our Twitter and our Horror Group on Facebook for the latest horror news and features, and for more Halloween (the movie and the holiday!) goodness.