John Carpenter shares first taste of Halloween score with “The Shape Returns”: Stream

The Master of Horror makes one hell of a comeback with new tricks and old treats

Halloween, Blumhouse
Halloween, Blumhouse

    On October 19th, John Carpenter returns with his highly anticipated score for David Gordon Green’s Halloween. But today, The Shape beats him to the punch as the first full slice off this delectable pumpkin pie is aptly titled, “The Shape Returns”.

    Fans will immediately recognize the wheezing synths and that signature piano scale, but they’ll also get new chills from the immediacy that Carpenter instills in the track. It’s unnerving stuff, especially when the percussion starts getting stabby.

    Stream below.

    Halloween Original Motion Picture Soundtrack hits stores on October 19th via Sacred Bones Records. Next month, Carpenter will hit the road for a series of tour dates, including a US show at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium on October 31st.


    John Carpenter 2018 Tour Dates:
    10/10 – Amsterdam, NL @ Tivolivredenburg Grote Zaal
    10/11 – Paris, FR @ Salle Pleye
    10/13 – Barcelona, ES @ Auditorium Sitges
    10/14 – La Rochelle, FR @ La Sirene
    10/16 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
    10/18 – Newcastle, UK @ Tyne Theatre
    10/19 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
    10/21 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
    10/31 – Los Angeles, US @ Palladium

    Halloween OST Artwork (Art Edition):

    John Carpenter Halloween cover

    The film itself also stalks its way into theaters on October 19th. Watch the latest trailer below.

    For more of our exhaustive, blood-soaked coverage of the Halloween franchise, don’t forget to check out Halloweenies — our monthly podcast covering the series one film at a time for your terrified pleasure. Check out the latest episode, which tackles 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection, below.


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