Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross get spooky with 'Halloween' cover

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross get spooky with 'Halloween' cover

So it's only fitting that Nine Inch Nails posts an incredibly creepy cover of John Carpenter's famous Halloween theme, right? One of the most iconic horror movies of all time, the score was also created by Carpenter.

Reznor and Finch recorded their version of the track in celebration of a collection of a new John Carpenter album entitled Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, which includes 13 newly-recorded versions of his movie themes realised by Carpenter, his son Cody and godson Daniel Davies. "My friends and I left the theater forever changed". John Carpenter has commented on the recording, saying: "Moody and dark, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' version of HALLOWEEN does fantastic justice to the original". We were damaged and scarred...and that theme stuck firmly in our heads. But John Carpenter's new movie themes anthology will be out by then, so that would be a bit late.

John Carpenter's scores for the first three Halloween films are fantastically phantasmagorical, slipping into that space between wonder and terror like spiked walls closing around your doom.

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Appropriately enough, the cover has arrived on October's Friday the 13th, with Reznor and musical partner Atticus Ross putting his own spooky stamp on the already spookiest of spooky songs.

For his part, Carpenter is very pleased with the band's cover of his work. Each theme has been newly recorded with the same collaborators that Carpenter worked with on his hit Lost Themes studio albums: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.

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