Watch (and Listen): John Carpenter Discusses His Latest Score for the New ‘Halloween’

The night HE came home never sounded so good.

While we're one week out from the latest installment in the hugely popular (and revitalized) Halloween franchise arriving in theaters, there have been some non-spoilery tricklings coming in of what to expect.

Universal Studios has enlisted John Carpenter (who contributes to the score for the 2018 sequel in a major way) to discuss, along with his son—musician Cody Carpenter—why the music of the franchise has lasted the test of time, continuing to be an unwavering example of what a score can do to influence mood and style. Let's be honest: when you hear the main theme for Halloween (1978), your ears perk up and you're enveloped in a sudden mindset of dread and terror. Even without context, the music is soft and yet harrowing, unobtrusive and yet ready to burst your eardrums in an oddly beautiful display of menace.

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