With a little more than two weeks before Halloween kills rampages on audiences, original director John Carpenter continues to spark anticipation of the experience by releasing a new track from the film’s soundtrack, the new line-up being titled “Michael’s Legend”. Rather than being the pulsating, rousing music that would accompany a more intense streak in the film, this eerie track and its title likely means that it will be paired with an exhibition sequence that details the path to the carnage that villainous Michael Myers has. caused over the years. Check out the new track below before Halloween kills lands in theaters and on Peacock on October 15. You can go to Archives of sacred bones to pre-order the soundtrack now.
Sacred Bones Records describes the release, “These are just five notes played on a piano, so loosely arranged that it hardly looks more than a sketch, so simple that an untrained player can easily grasp them, but it is. one of the greatest musicals in cinema to date, John Carpenter’s hypnotic theme for his 1978 horror masterpiece Halloween has embodied slasher-stalker anxiety for generations of moviegoers and has become so woven into pop culture that it has become a musical shortcut for the entire horror genre. And like the seemingly unkillable Michael Meyers, he’s back.
In 2018, Carpenter returned to the franchise, his iconic creation born for the first time since the 1982s. Halloween III: Season of the Witch, erasing the 40 years of sequels and reboots that have happened under other filmmakers, and bringing the story back to its original vision. While directing the tasks of the new Halloween and its sequels were entrusted to David Gordon Green, Carpenter stayed on to provide them with their unmistakable sonic identity, being an integral part of Halloween like Michael Meyers’ death mask and glittering butcher’s knife.
“Like the film itself, Carpenter’s score for the second part of the new Halloween trilogy, Halloween kills, stays true to the spirit of what made the 1978 original great while bringing it firmly back to the present. The music is unmistakably Carpenter: the sinister vintage synth sounds, the breathtaking sense of threat it evokes with some dissonant notes. But with a wider sound palette, new digital techniques at its disposal and a deeper sense of musicality, the Halloween kills score is the work of a master artist who, almost 50 years after the start of his career, continues to push his creative limits and find new ways to delight and terrify his fans. “
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