Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor
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Listen To Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross' Haunting 'Halloween' Theme
Among the creepiest pieces of music ever composed, John Carpenter's main theme for 1978's Halloween represents a perfect example of the seamless marriage of music and film.
As if the theme couldn't get any more disturbing, GRAMMY winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have reinterpreted the odd time-signature-based horror theme, giving it an eerie modern makeover.
Reznor and Ross' version is among the tracks on Carpenter's previously announced anthology, a set featuring both his classic film compositions and some newly recorded versions. Carpenter is also set to launch a mini tour to promote the project, kicking off Oct. 29 in Las Vegas.
"To me, music is something you do to enhance the film," Carpenter told the Los Angeles Times about his composition philosophy. "I didn't think of it as an end to itself. I thought, 'OK, I'm going to support the image.' It was always utilitarian. I never thought that anybody would pay much attention to it."