With October upon us The Master of Horror, John Carpenter, brings the European leg of his tour to the UK this week, kicking off at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire tomorrow night.
To mark the occasion, here’s the second glimpse of the OST to the new Halloween movie, which will be released this Friday, October 19th, the soundtrack will be available on various formats via Sacred Bones Records.
Carpenter acts as film’s creative consultant and executive producer, and teamed with Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies on original score.
Listen below to the hair-raising “Halloween Triumphant” which demonstrates Carpenter’s unique brilliance “to create such intense feelings of suspense and foreboding using music alone”.
For the live shows Carpenter is joined by a stellar band, comprised of his son Cody Carpenter on synthesizer, his godson Daniel Davies on guitar, John Spiker on bass, John Konesky on guitar, and Scott Seiver on drums.
John Carpenter tour dates:
Oct 16: London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Oct 18: Newcastle, UK @ Tyne Theatre
Oct 19: Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
Oct 21: Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
Oct 31: Los Angeles, US @ Palladium
Halloween is the first film in the canon to have Carpenter involved since 1982’s Halloween III. It sees Jamie Lee Curtis return to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Carpenter served as an executive producer, creative consultant, and, thrillingly, as a soundtrack composer—alongside his collaborators from his three recent solo albums, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies.
For Carpenter, who reunited on the new film with original Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis, composing the score felt like a homecoming. “It was great,” Carpenter said of the experience. “It was transforming. It was not a movie I directed, so I had a lot of freedom in creating the score and getting into the director’s head. I was proud to serve David Gordon Green’s vision.”