John Carpenter’s “Halloween Kills” soundtrack will be released on October 15, 2021 via Sacred Bones.
The soundtrack is that of the second film in the new trilogy and Carpenter once again teams up with Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. “Halloween Kills” is directed by David Gordon Green and Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode.
In 2018, David Gordon Green’s “Halloween” was killed off at the box office, becoming the franchise’s highest-grossing chapter in four decades and setting a new record for the biggest opening weekend in history for a horror film starring a woman.
‘Halloween Kills’, the movie, is written by Scott Teems, Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, based on characters created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. The film is directed by David Gordon Green and produced by Malek Akkad, Jason Blum and Bill Block. Executive producers are John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Ryan Freimann.
Like the film itself, Carpenter’s score stays true to the spirit of what made the 1978 original great while also bringing it firmly into the present. The music is unmistakably Carpenter: the sinister vintage synth sounds, the breathtaking sense of threat that is evoked with some dissonant notes. But with a wider sonic palette, new digital techniques at his disposal, and a deeper sense of musicality, Carpenter continues to push his creative limits and find new ways to delight and terrify his fans.
By now, Carpenter’s hypnotic theme for his 1978 horror masterpiece “Halloween” has embodied slasher-stalker anxiety for generations of moviegoers and has become so integrated into pop culture. that it has become a musical shortcut for the entire horror genre.