John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter And Daniel Davies

Halloween: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Expanded Edition)

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Sacred Bones

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This soundtrack pays homage to the classic Halloween score that Carpenter composed and recorded in 1978, when he forever changed the course of horror cinema and synthesizer music with his low-budget masterpiece. Several new versions of the iconic main theme serve as the pulse of Green’s film, its familiar 5/4 refrain stabbing through the soundtrack like the Shape’s knife. The rest of the soundtrack is just as enthralling, incorporating everything from atmospheric synth whooshes to eerie piano-driven pieces to skittering electronic percussion. While the new score was made with a few more resources than Carpenter’s famously shoestring original, its musical spirit was preserved.

2018’s Halloween, directed by David Gordon Green, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, and with music by series creator John Carpenter (along with his son and godson, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies) was a critical and box-office smash. It grossed $159 million against a $10 million budget, becoming the most profitable Halloween movie since the 1978 original. The soundtrack album was a hit, too, debuting at #12 on the Billboard Albums chart and #2 on the vinyl chart, on its way to becoming one of the most successful movie soundtracks of the last decade. One year later, Sacred Bones Records is pleased to present an expanded edition of the soundtrack, including more than 28 additional minutes of music from the film and presenting a more complete, immersive listening experience.

The additional material included on the expanded edition adds at total of 24 cues to the album, spread across two more sides of vinyl on the deluxe double LP version. The LP also has all-new art and lavish packaging, including an optical-illusion lenticular sleeve that makes the flames around Michael Myers’s mask dance when you slide it off the record jacket. For diehard fans of the Halloween series, collectors of John Carpenter’s music, or anyone who wants to hear even more of the incredible score to this movie, this expanded edition is a must-buy.


1. Aaron Meets Michael
2. Halloween Theme
3. Laurie’s Theme
4. Aaron And Dana Enter Laurie’s Compound
5. Laurie’s Past
6. Prison Montage
7. Laurie Breaks Down
8. Karen’s Flashback
9. Lumpy Explores Crash
10. Michael Kills
11. Hawkins Arrives At Crash Site
12. Dana’s In The Shower
13. The Story Of Judith’s Death
14. The Gas Station
15. Michael Kills Again
16. Gas Station Aftermath
17. The Shape Returns
18. The Boogeyman
19. The Shape Kills
20. Hawkins Called To Babysitter’s House
21. Laurie Sees The Shape
22. Babysitter Aftermath
23. Sartain Meets Laurie
24. Looking For Allyson
25. Wrought Iron Fence
26. The Shape Hunts Allyson
27. Talking To Cops
28. Allyson Discovered
29. Gun Closet
30. Halloween Theme (I’ve Got Eyes)
31. Sartain’s Gone Mad
32. Say Something
33. Through The Woods
34. Ray’s Goodbye
35. The Shape Attacks Laurie
36. The Shape Is Monumental
37. Searching For The Shape
38. Mannequin Panic
39. Death Drum
40. The Shape And Laurie Fight
41. The Grind
42. Trap The Shape
43. The Shape Burns
44. Halloween Triumphant

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