The composing duo of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network, Gone Girl, The Vietnam War) have released their own version of John Carpenter’s classic Halloween score. Never mind Carpenter approves of the rework — “does amazing justice to the original” — listen for yourself; you’ll find something much less gothic, a bit more elaborate, and by the end? Well, like any good horror movie, I won’t spoil the ending (you probably know the killer, or in this case, know the influences that won out).
Right now, the song is just available digitally through Sacred Bones Records. Can David Gordon Green (he’s directing the upcoming Halloween reprise) just reach out to the duo already?
“I clearly remember my friends and I at thirteen years old conning our parents into letting us see Halloween when it came out in 1978. We 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. John Carpenter, it’s your fault that I turned out the way I did.”