Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Rework John Carpenter’s Classic Theme “Halloween”


John Carpenter’s Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998; a collection of his classic movie themes, is set for release next Friday, October 20th via Sacred Bones. To celebrate, this Friday 13th, a new version of the track by Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross has been shared.

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” says Reznor. “We left the theatre forever changed. We were damaged and scarred, with the shit genuinely scared out of us and that theme stuck firmly in our heads.

John Carpenter, it’s your fault that I turned out the way I did.

Reznor & Ross’ recorded their homage to one of horror’s greatest anthems from scratch and it got the seal of approval from the man himself. John Carpenter reacted to their recording saying: “Moody and dark, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ version of HALLOWEEN does amazing justice to the original. I’m impressed.

Anthology… will be celebrated with an album playback in absolute darkness in London this October 31st, courtesy of Pitchblack Playback.

John Carpenter North American live dates:
Oct 29: Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Casino
Oct 31: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
Nov 2: Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
Nov 4: San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Nov 5: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Nov 7: Maplewood, MN @ Myth Live
Nov 9: Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
Nov 10: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Nov 12: Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
Nov 13: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Nov 15: Boston, MA @ Royale
Nov 16: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Nov 18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Nov 19: Syracuse, NY @ The Palace Theatre

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