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John Carpenter - “The Shape Returns”

27 days ago   |   By Stereogum

You could make a decent case that John Carpenter's original 1978 horror classic Halloween is one of the two or three most influential American movies of the last 50 years. It birthed the whole still-thriving slasher subgenre, proved just how tense a low-budget movie could be, and repurposed Hitchcock for grindhouses. Next month, we'll all... More »
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John Carpenter shares first taste of Halloween score with “The Shape Returns”: Stream

John Carpenter shares first taste of Halloween score with “The Shape Returns”: Stream

27 days ago   |   By Consequence of Sound

On October 19th, John Carpenter returns with his highly anticipated score for David Gordon Green 's Halloween. But today, The Shape beats him to the punch as the first full slice off this delectable pumpkin pie is aptly titled, “The Shape Returns”.
Fans will immediately recognize the wheezing synths and that signature piano scale, but they'll also get new chills from the immediacy that Carpenter instills in the track. It's unnerving stuff, especially when the percussion starts getting stabby.
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Halloween Original Motion Picture Soundtrack hits stores on October 19th via Sacred...
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John Carpenter's 'Halloween' Theme, But Make It 2018

John Carpenter's 'Halloween' Theme, But Make It 2018

27 days ago   |   By NPR

In an arrangement that expands the horror, Carpenter's stabbing synths are cut into tiny pieces by quietly piercing beats.
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