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John Carpenter shares first taste of Halloween score with “The Shape Returns”: Stream

on September 19, 2018, 9:10am

On October 19th, John Carpenter returns with his highly anticipated score for David Gordon Green’s Halloween. But today, The Shape beats him to the punch as the first full slice off this delectable pumpkin pie is aptly titled, “The Shape Returns”.

Fans will immediately recognize the wheezing synths and that signature piano scale, but they’ll also get new chills from the immediacy that Carpenter instills in the track. It’s unnerving stuff, especially when the percussion starts getting stabby.

Stream below.

Halloween Original Motion Picture Soundtrack hits stores on October 19th via Sacred Bones Records. Next month, Carpenter will hit the road for a series of tour dates, including a US show at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium on October 31st.

John Carpenter 2018 Tour Dates:
10/10 – Amsterdam, NL @ Tivolivredenburg Grote Zaal
10/11 – Paris, FR @ Salle Pleye
10/13 – Barcelona, ES @ Auditorium Sitges
10/14 – La Rochelle, FR @ La Sirene
10/16 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
10/18 – Newcastle, UK @ Tyne Theatre
10/19 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
10/21 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
10/31 – Los Angeles, US @ Palladium

Halloween OST Artwork (Art Edition):

John Carpenter Halloween cover

The film itself also stalks its way into theaters on October 19th. Watch the latest trailer below.

For more of our exhaustive, blood-soaked coverage of the Halloween franchise, don’t forget to check out Halloweenies — our monthly podcast covering the series one film at a time for your terrified pleasure. Check out the latest episode, which tackles 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection, below.

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