When the 13th falls on a Friday in October, it makes the season extra spooky. To celebrate the occasion, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have released a cover of John Carpenter’s iconic Halloween theme. The duo behind scores for films like The Social Network and Gone Girl took a crack at recreating Michael Myers’ eerie theme song, and my dudes, the results totally shred — but like, in a creepy-cool way.
The ’80s are back, baby, and what with all these Stephen King adaptations and delightful Netflix pastiche TV shows, the nostalgia fever is only going to continue. John Carpenter may not have made a feature since 2010’s The Ward, but the horror master is back in the director’s chair once again for a new music video heralding the arrival of his movie theme compilation album next month.
From the moment it was first announced, David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s Halloween remake has been the Holy Grail of horror fans everywhere. Not only do the two filmmakers have the blessing of original Halloween director John Carpenter — who is reportedly very happy with the script and keen on writing the score for the new movie — they also have the backing of indie horror studio Blumhouse Productions, which has been behind two of the breakout hits of 2017: Jordan Peele’s Get Out and M. Night Shyamalan’s Split. While fans’ reactions to the Rob Zombie remakes may be mixed, there’s nothing but good vibrations going on for Green and McBride’s reboot, and Blumhouse is keen on capitalizing on the trust they’ve earned.