Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross remix John Carpenter's Halloween theme

John Carpenter Confirms That He'll Score The Halloween Movie

Not only is he about to release the new career retrospective Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, but he's having a new film added to his classic Halloween franchise by none other than David Gordon Green and Danny McBride.

Appropriately enough, the cover has arrived on October's Friday the 13th, with Reznor and musical partner Atticus Ross putting his own spooky stamp on the already spookiest of spooky songs.

"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 said via Rolling Stone. "We left the theatre forever changed". The new version even has the blessing of John Carpenter, who called the new version impressive. We were damaged and scarred...and that theme stuck firmly in our heads. The track-listing also includes Carpenter's own new version of "Halloween", though it remains unclear as to whether the Nine Inch Nails cover might be included as a bonus track.

Carpenter also commented on the new theme himself, stating "Moody and dark, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' version of Halloween does unbelievable justice to the original".

John Carpenter will return as the composer for the next Halloween movie, as the director himself confirmed in a interview. "I'm impressed". As we get closer to the great celebration that is Halloween, put this theme on repeat and enjoy. Often relying on simple melodies and heavy use of synthesizers, Carpenter was able to create some of the most memorable horror movie music in history.

Reznor's outfit Nine Inch Nails released a surprise EP in July this year, dropping "Add Violence" ahead of their run of summer shows.

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