The Halloween franchise has one of the most iconic and recognizable musical themes in horror cinema with its distinctly simple piano melody with synth overlays.
Composed by director and co-writer John Carpenter, the legendary filmmaker has returned to compose the soundtrack for this year's Halloween revival along with son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies. The entire score has been released today by Sacred Bones Records to stream online.
Maintaining elements and themes from classic 1978 soundtrack while creating newer melodies and embracing the sonic possibilities of modern music technology, the new score runs for just over 44 minutes.
In addition to scoring the first film, Carpenter returned to compose the soundtrack to 1981's Halloween II and co-write the soundtrack to 1982's Halloween III: Season of the Witch with Alan Howarth.
Debuting on October 19, the latest Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script written with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak with Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney sharing the role of masked killer Michael Myers. The film is executive produced and scored by original filmmaker John Carpenter.