Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross' share cover of John Carpenter's 'Halloween' theme

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The cover is part of a new compilation of re-recorded themes from John Carpenter's films, titled "Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998", released on October 20th.

The new version adds atmospherics that up the ante on the suspense and when it feels like it's ready to let you go, it jumps right into a deconstructed drum beat that you don't want to stop playing. To celebrate the impending release, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have shared a new version of Carpenter's iconic "Halloween" theme. When I heard that Trent Reznor, one of the pioneers of industrial metal was going to cover the Halloween theme, I couldn't wait to listen to it.

On the project and its origins, Reznor recalls seeing Halloween in theaters, explaining how the movie sacred him so much that it left him and his friends "forever changed". And boy was it worth the wait.

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An auteur known for recording many of his own scores, Carpenter has previously released two albums of non-film compositions: Lost Themes in 2015 and Lost Themes II in 2016. The music to me acts as nearly another character in the film. John Carpenter has commented on the recording, saying: "Moody and dark, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' version of HALLOWEEN does unbelievable justice to the original. I'm impressed". As we get closer to the great celebration that is Halloween, put this theme on repeat and enjoy.

At almost eight minutes long, the pair's reworked version is just as chilling as the 1978 original.

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