Trent Reznor has collaborated with Nine Inch Nails partner Atticus Ross to make your Friday the 13th just a bit creepier: Check out their new cover of the already disturbing theme from John Carpenter's Halloween. "My friends and I left the theater forever changed". We were damaged and scarred, with the shit genuinely scared out of us and that theme stuck firmly in our heads.
It's busy days for master of horror John Carpenter.
Reznor and Finch recorded their version of the track in celebration of a collection of a new John Carpenter album entitled Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, which includes 13 newly-recorded versions of his movie themes realised by Carpenter, his son Cody and godson Daniel Davies. All of my favorite movies are playing on television, I can get my favorite candy in bulk and the dead return to torment the living. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have been busy with the release of 2 new Nine Inch Nails EPs and the score for Ken Burns' highly acclaimed Vietnam War docuseries. And boy was it worth the wait. The music to me acts as nearly another character in the film.
Carpenter has given the song his blessing, calling it "moody and dark" and praising Ross and Reznor for doing "amazing justice to the original".
In a new interview with Billboard, Carpenter said of Green's upcoming Halloween film, "I am an executive producer, and it looks clear to me that I've made a deal to do the music". You can catch John Carpenter now on tour performing all your favorite hits in a city near you. He's spoken in the past of how he didn't want Halloween to become a franchise, and that most of the sequels just copy the original. Let the other trick'r'treaters know what you think in the comment section below.