Listen To Trent Reznor's Reworked Halloween Theme

Listen To Trent Reznor's Reworked Halloween Theme

With rumors circulating about Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross remixing John Carpenter's "Halloween Theme - Main Title", waking up this morning to the pure scary goodness that this remix did in fact happen, is making this particular Friday the 13th, our favorite ... probably ever.

It's October. The weather is finally cooling down (in some places), and Halloween is fast approaching.

In a statement released on the Nine Inch Nails Facebook page, Trent Reznor paid tribute to John Carpenter while also blaming him for turning the musician into who he is today. Give it a listen. In addition to being the writer/director of iconic films like the original Halloween, The Thing, Big Trouble In Little China and They Live, Carpenter is also renowned for the music scores he's composed for this own work.


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. "My friends and I left the theater forever changed". And while we previously knew that Carpenter would be serving as executive producer for the new film, it also looks as if he'll be doing its music as well.

Carpenter has given the song his blessing, calling it "moody and dark" and praising Ross and Reznor for doing "amazing justice to the original". We were damaged and scarred, with the shit genuinely scared out of us and that theme stuck firmly in our heads.

John Carpenter will return as the composer for the next Halloween movie, as the director himself confirmed in a interview. The track is available to stream and can be purchased through digital outlets.

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