Among the most anticipated theatric releases of the year, the Blumhouse iteration of the Halloween franchise in Halloween Kills has finally arrived. The Universal Pictures, Miramax release features the return the iconic jamie Lee Curtis, reprising her role from the 1978 original - this time though the directorial lens of David Gordon Green.
In the spirit of the original masterpiece, auteur, composer, and genre legend John Carpenter was tapped to recapture the cold chill of the film's unmistakable score - with the Halloween theme becoming an essential part of the lexicon of horror universally.
To celebrate the soundtrack release, John and his collaborators Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies took to YouTube for an exclusive album playthrough, paired with a livechat Q&A with fans. The broadcast is currently available to view here.
In much the same way the film aims to maintain the integrity and vision of the original masterwork, Halloween Kills' sonic landscapes embrace the spirit of everything that made the 1978 iteration so enduring, only modernized for a contemporary look and feel. The presentation Carpenter's signature of sinister synth make for a tense tapestry of musical macabre that flouts the notion that Carpenter, some five decades deep, is resting on his creative laurels.
Carpenter began his composition career when took up the task to creating his own music for his 1974 feature film, Dark Star. In the years since, he has gone on to craft essentials of the category including the musical compositions for the Halloween franchise, They Live, and Escape from New York - to name an short list of essentials.
Watch the Halloween Kills Original Motion Picture Soundtrack playthough and Q+A with John and Cody Carpenter as well as Daniel Davies below. Halloween Kills Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is currently available via Sacred Bones Records for streaming/download - HERE.