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John Carpenter shares teaser for new ‘Halloween’ score


Horror master John Carpenter is back involved with the Halloween franchise he created for the first time since 1982’s Halloween III. He’s executive producing and the creative consultant for the film — which brings back original star Jamie Lee Curtis and is directed by David Gordon Green (George Washington, The Pineapple Express) — and, excitingly, is returning to the composer’s chair as well. The soundtrack, which he collaborated on with his son, Codie, and Daniel Davies, and the film are out November 19, “It was transforming,” says Carpenter on working on this new score. “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.” As for the film, here’s the very vague 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.

You can watch the trailer for the film, as well as a teaser for the soundtrack, below. You can also preorder the soundtrack, which will be out via Sacred Bones, including a version on pumpkin orange vinyl.

John Carpenter will be on tour in the UK and Europe this fall, and will also be playing Los Angeles on Halloween night at Palladium (tickets). All dates are listed below.

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

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