This October sees the release of the new Halloween movie, which will also have a new soundtrack by the legendary John Carpenter, who directed the 1978 original and composed the classic tune.
For the new movie, an updated soundtrack will be released from John Carpenter, his son, Cody Carpenter, and longtime collaborator Daniel Davies.
“It was great,” Carpenter said in a statement. “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.”
“We wanted to honor the original Halloween soundtrack in terms of the sounds we used,” Davies added. “We used a lot of the Dave Smith OB-6, bowed guitar, Roland Juno, Korg, Roli, Moog, Roland System 1, Roland System 8, different guitar pedals, mellotron, and piano.”
Have a listen to a tease below!
The new Halloween movie is actually a sequel to the 1978 original and takes a slight detour in that Michael Myers is not the brother to Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode.
“I was pushing for that removal right off the bat,” director David Gordon Green said in a previous interview. “I just felt like that was an area where he wasn’t quite as scary anymore. It seemed too personalized. I wasn’t as afraid of Michael Myers anymore because I’m not his f–king brother so he’s not coming after me. And also you’ve seen it, so wouldn’t it be interesting just to see what would happen if it wasn’t that, and what does that open up for us if it [was] this random killing that has affected this character? So it just seemed like new territory to bite off.”
Halloween has an October 19, 2018 release with the soundtrack also getting released on the same day.
Jamie Lee Curtis returns 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.
Master of horror John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.
Halloween will also be produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the Halloween series since its inception, and Bill Block (Elysium, District 9). In addition to Carpenter and Curtis, Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.
Halloween will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures.
The movie also stars Judy Greer, Will Patton, Nick Castle, Andi Matichak and Omar J. Dorsey.