Blumhouse’s direct sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween is hitting theaters this Friday, and today we have Mr. Carpenter’s full score for the new film for your listening pleasure! Carpenter composed and performed the soundtrack with his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.
“Jason Blum came to see me and said, ‘Instead of sitting on the sidelines criticizing these people, why don’t you jump in and help?’” Carpenter recalls. “So I decided to help try to get it as good as I could.”
“We’ve got the basic themes from the first film, but we’ve improved them with the new technology we’re working with today,” Carpenter told EW. “Because that was way back. I was working with tube amplifiers in those days, which you had to tune up. Nowadays, it’s unbelievable! But we invented new music in certain places that required it. You can’t just retrofit something. It’s got to work for the film. So, it was a combination of two things — old and new — and it was just a blast. It was fun!”
Sacred Bones is releasing the soundtrack for the new Halloween (review here) the same day the film hits theaters on October 19th, aka this Friday! Listen to Carpenter’s full score below and then make sure to let us know what you think in the comments section or on Facebook and/or Twitter!
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