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John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, And Daniel Davies

Halloween Ends Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    After 45 years, the most acclaimed, revered horror franchise in film history reaches its epic, terrifying conclusion as Laurie Strode faces off for the last time against the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers, in a final confrontation unlike any captured on-screen before, one where only one of them will survive.

    When the franchise relaunched in 2018, Halloweenshattered box office records, becoming the franchise’s highest-grossing chapter and set a new record for the biggest opening weekend for a horror film starring a woman. In 2021, Halloween Killsearned the biggest opening weekend for any horror film in the pandemic era and simultaneously set a new record for a non-live event premiere streaming on Peacock.

    As Halloween Endsmarks the last chapter of the David Gordon Green trilogy, so it ushers the essential return of original director and composer John Carpenter to score the iconically hair-raising soundtrack alongside Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. Together they once again bring the celebrated music score to the horror movie series, one of the most distinctive aspects of the franchise to date

    Similarly to the last two soundtracks, Halloween Endswas recorded in its entirety at John Carpenter’s home studio and Daniel’s studio. “The three of us compose,perform, and record all the music, and everything is mixed by Daniel together with John Spiker” says John Carpenter.

    The unmistakable mix of software synths, vintage analogue equipment, and live instrumentation is utilized once again to provide the signature sound of Halloween. However, rumors have it that Halloween Ends is going to be somewhat different from the previous two films in the trilogy. With that comes an expanded soundtrack, one that matches the tone of a tangible rise in stakes and conveys the climatic feel of the film. The soundtrack of the third installment broadens old themes whilst creating new ones in an effort to bring renewed life to one of the most epic horror scores ever written. Carpenter elaborates, “The main themes have all been passed down from the original Halloween. We have refined them and created new themes for new characters.

    ”The soundtrack was tracked scene by scene but the album itself plays like a standalone piece of music. The general atmosphereis one of dread yet the record includes some groove laden moments reminiscent of Escape From New York or some of Carpenter’s other more dance-able scores. Exquisite and delicate ambient pieces weave their way between some of the score’s more arresting moments and yet maintain a subtle pop sensibility. The overall achievement showcases three master musicians, one of whom invented the entire horror-synth genre, crafting an evocative, playful and deeply listenable score that honors a legacy and expands on the decades of work that have been leading to this triumphant climax.

    Carpenter is known for directing the original 1978 Halloween, as well as other horror classics like The Thing, The Fog, Escape From New York, Christine, Big Trouble in Little China, andThey Live. However John Carpenter is not only a cult movie-maker, he’s also a pioneering electronic composer. Halloween Endsis the soundtrack of the final battle against evil. Watch your back this Halloween, Michael may be near you.


    Barry says: One of the most legendary soundtrack writers and directors of all time, in his newest guise with both Cody (his son) and Daniel Davies bring us the third and final bout of dystopian synths and tense atmospheric drone. A blistering, and perfectly fitting instrumental tour de force.


    1 Where Is Jeremy?
    2 Halloween Ends (Main Title)
    3 Laurie’s Theme Ends
    4 The Cave
    5 Cool Kid
    6 Drags To The Cave
    7 Evil Eyes
    8 Transformation
    9 Because Of You
    10 Requiem For Jeremy
    11 Kill The Cop
    12 Corey And Michael
    13 Corey’s Requiem
    14 The Junk Yard
    15 Where Are You?
    16 Bye Bye Corey
    17 The Fight
    18 Before Her Eyes
    19 The Procession
    20 Cherry Blossoms
    21 Halloween Ends

    John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter And Daniel Davies

    Halloween Kills: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    In 2018, David Gordon Green’s Halloween, starring icon Jamie Lee Curtis, slaughtered the box office, earning more than $250 million worldwide, becoming the highestgrossing chapter in the four-decade franchise and setting a new record for the biggest opening weekend in history for a horror film starring a woman. The film had the distinction of being the first film in the series with creator John Carpenter’s direct involvement since 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Carpenter served as an executive producer, a creative consultant, and, thrillingly, as a soundtrack composer, alongside his collaborators from his recent solo albums, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies.


    Barry says: John Carpenter is obviously one of the most legendary figures in the soundtracking biz, and in the newest iteration with Cody &co, we get possibly his strongest late-career work to date. 'Halloween Kills' is a wonderfully evocative, perfectly pitched soundtrack from one of the true masters. Everything you'd expect.


    01.Logos Kill
    02. Halloween Kills (Main Title
    03. The Myer’s House
    04. First Attack
    05. Stand Off
    06. Let It Burn
    07. He Appears
    08. From The Fire
    09. Strodes At The Hospital
    10. Cruel Intentions
    11. Gather The Mob
    12. Rampage
    13. Frank And Laurie
    14. Hallway Madness
    15. It Needs To Die
    16. Reflection
    17. Unkillable
    18. Payback
    19. Michael’s Legend
    20. Halloween Kills (End Titles) 

    John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter And Daniel Davies

    Halloween: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Expanded Edition)

      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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