As we approach the two-month mark before Halloween is unleashed to eager fans in theaters, John Carpenter is giving us a little (and we mean little) taste of what he has planned for the soundtrack.
The electro-maestro scored the original 1978 film and has since become not only known for his masterful work behind the camera but also his creative genius at tension-driven suspense through synthesized sound which almost becomes a narrative on its own.
The below snippet barely scratches the surface of how he will tweak his original score and update it for this entry, but the familiar beats are still there along with some interesting dialogue we’ve heard in the trailer.
A synopsis for this sequel is as follows:
“A British documentary crew comes to the States to visit Michael in prison for a retrospective of the maniac’s night of terror — but their project becomes way more interesting when Myers escapes custody, retrieves his signature mask and seeks revenge on Laurie, with others naturally being part of his impressive career body count along the way. In the decades following the fateful Halloween night that forever altered the former babysitter’s life, Laurie has armed and prepped herself for Michael’s inevitable return — to the detriment of her family, including daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson.”
Carpenter is collaborating on this soundtrack with his son Cody Carpenter and longtime musical partner Daniel Davies.
Pre-orders for the vinyl are being accepted through Scared Moon Records and I’m sure collectors are going to gobble these up quicker than it takes the movie to sell out on opening night October 19, 2018.
The soundtrack will also drop on October 19.