Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Listen to Trent Reznor's New Version of the Halloween Theme!

Listen to Trent Reznor's New Version of the Halloween Theme!

Nine Inch Nails' frontman Trent Reznor and regular collaborator Atticus Ross have recorded a rework of the theme from John Carpenter's 1978 film Halloween.

It's October. The weather is finally cooling down (in some places), and Halloween is fast approaching. 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. "My friends and I left the theater forever changed".

An auteur known for recording many of his own scores, Carpenter has previously released two albums of non-film compositions: Lost Themes in 2015 and Lost Themes II in 2016. We were damaged and scarred, with the sh*t genuinely scared out of us and that theme stuck firmly in our heads.

Their cover of the "Halloween" theme arrives in advance of Carpenter's pending Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1978, which finds the directing legend re-recording 13 of the most chilling themes from throughout his career. Carpenter also composed the scores for Halloween II and Halloween III: Season Of The Witch, but the filmmaker has been absent from the series ever since. As promised, Trent Reznor has unleashed his cover of John Carpenter's classic Halloween theme - a redo you can now stream in full.

"Moody and dark, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' version of Halloween does incredible justice to the original". Reznor and Ross have been making eerie, atmospheric incidental music since their soundtrack work for director David Fincher, not the least of which being the pair's ambitiously ambient, 3-disc opus that orchestrated 2011's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

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