Horror movie mastermind John Carpenter might have handed over the reigns to David Gordan Green for the new Halloween film, but that doesn’t mean he’s let the infamous soundtrack go.
We recently reported that Carpenter, the writer and director behind the 1978 slasher, started scoring the new Halloween movie and it looks as though we’ll be hearing Carpenter’s musical return much sooner than we anticipated.
Bloody Disgusting has reported new details of the forthcoming Halloween soundtrack, where they shared a leaked retail listing regarding the film’s new score.
Carpenter’s new soundtrack is reportedly coming from Sacred Bones Records, where it will be released on standard CD and digital, with the added option of getting the tracks on a black vinyl or a limited-edition orange vinyl.
While it’s not been confirmed by the label or the film itself, the forthcoming release will reportedly be out on October 26th.
It was also reported that Carpenter enlisted the help of his son Cody Carpenter and The Kinks’ Dave Davies’ son Daniel Davies for the forthcoming soundtrack.
What’s more? The horror movie mastermind will also be bringing back the haunting 5/4 main theme back for the new film, where it will still pay homage to the original, but add a few modern twists.
According to Carpenter, the overall experience of revisiting the slasher’s soundtrack has been great.
“It was transforming. It was not a movie I directed, so I had a lot of freedom in creating the score and getting into the director’s head. I was proud to serve David Gordon Green’s vision.”
The 2018 reboot marks the first time the filmmaker has been involved in the making of a Halloween film since 1981’s Halloween 2. After not being involved in the franchise for decades, Carpenter came back to the slasher series as executive producer.
Details of the upcoming movie have been scarce, but here’s what we know so far:
We recently found out the Green’s take on the ’78 slasher isn’t a reboot, more-so a “reinvention” of the first film.
In a prior interview with Variety, the film’s producer Jason Blum wants fans to know that this new film isn’t a reboot of the horror movie franchise.
“The way to get people interested is to not reboot. The term makes my hair stand up on the back of my neck. What we’re doing with Halloween is, I guess I’ll use the term ‘reinvention.’ Reboot just sounds so corporate. The way we attacked Halloween was to go after what we’ve done with a lot of other movies.”
“The Shape” has finally made his long-awaited return, and besides the nightmares that he’s sure to bring, he’ll also be bringing scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis, the shape himself Nick Castle, and the mastermind behind it all, John Carpenter with him.
“We talked about the character and we talked about movement,” Courtney says of director David Gordon Green, per an interview with Halloween Daily News. “He said, ‘Look, I really see a certain—yes, The Shape moves a certain way and Nick Castle was the one that created that iconic sort of presence, but I have this idea that there’s a certain cat-like quality to the efficiency and movement.’”
While we’re not sure what to expect from Myer’s new cat-like qualities, we do know that the film is going to feature one giant battle between the infamous slasher and his victim Laurie Strode.
Per the film’s official synopsis:
“Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”
That’s right, the new film is set to bring audiences back to Haddonfield one more time, almost 40 years later, to see the final battle between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers.
Of course, the films have had a long history and with this reboot, it appears that fans will have to forget everything that happened in the franchise’s previous plot lines, including those of Rob Zombie‘s 2007 and 2009 remakes.
While it’s ignoring past Halloween movies, that doesn’t seem to hurt the film’s backstory. In a past interview with Digital Spy, Blum shared that he’s pretty excited about the new film, and we can’t say we blame him.
“I saw a cut of it two nights ago. I think David [Gordon Green] did a terrific job,” Blum continued. “He did everything I hoped he would do which is respect the DNA of the franchise and bring something totally new to it and we’re really very, very excited for people to see it.”
Be sure to watch the Halloween reboot when it hits theaters Oct. 19.