To celebrate the release of the new Halloween movie scored by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network, Nine Inch Nails) are releasing their reworked version of Carpenter’s iconic Halloween theme as a limited edition 12″, alongside Carpenter’s version from his 2017 Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 album.
Reznor explains: “I clearly remember my friends and I at 13 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.”
Speaking about the new version, John Carpenter states, “Moody and dark, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ version of Halloween does amazing justice to the original. I’m impressed.”
The limited edition 12″ that brings these two recordings together for the first time is available on black vinyl and indie store-exclusive orange vinyl. It comes out October 19, the same day as the new Halloween film and soundtrack.
1. John Carpenter: “Halloween” (2:58)
2. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross: “Halloween” (7:49)