Tonight, Jamie Lee Curtis makes her triumphant return as Laurie Strode (review here) in Halloween and now,Sacred Bones Records has made available the film’s new score today. The music is composed by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies. The soundtrack will be officially released tomorrow, October 19, but Sacred Bones and EW got together to stream it today so that audiences could get a preview of the new music.
For the site, Carpenter said, “We’ve got the basic themes from the first film, but we’ve improved them with the new technology we’re working with today. Because that was way back. I was working with tube amplifiers in those days, which you had to tune up. Nowadays, it’s unbelievable! But we invented new music in certain places that required it. You can’t just retrofit something. It’s got to work for the film. So, it was a combination of two things — old and new — and it was just a blast. It was fun!”
Listen to the soundtrack in its entirety below!
Directed by David Gordon Green, in the new film…
“Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”
“A British documentary crew comes to the States to visit Michael in prison for a retrospective of the maniac’s night of terror — but their project becomes way more interesting when Myers escapes custody, retrieves his signature mask and seeks revenge on Laurie, with others naturally being part of his impressive career body count along the way.
In the decades following the fateful Halloween night that forever altered the former babysitter’s life, Laurie has armed and prepped herself for Michael’s inevitable return — to the detriment of her family, including daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson.”
In Halloween, the role of Karen Strode will be portrayed by Judy Greer (Jurassic World, Ant-Man). Karen is Laurie’s daughter, while Andi Matichak (Orange Is The New Black) will serve as the movie’s young lead, Allyson Strode (the daughter of Karen and granddaughter to Laurie).
Rounding out the cast are Drew Scheid (Stranger Things), Miles Robbins (Mozart in the Jungle), Virginia “Ginny” Gardner (Marvel’s Runaways) and Dylan Arnold (Mudbound). The young actors will play friends of Matichak’s Allyson.
Halloween arrives in theaters tonight!