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John Carpenter Unveils Spooky “Michael’s Legend” from Halloween Kills Soundtrack

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Film soundtrack legend John Carpenter, along with his frequent recent musical collaborators Cody Carpenter (John’s son) and Daniel Davies, have released “Michael’s Legend,” the third and final advance single from the forthcoming original score for Halloween Kills, with both the film and the soundtrack album set for release October 15.

Just in time for autumn, “Michael’s Legend” is appropriately haunting, spooky, eerie and all the things a John Carpenter tune is supposed to be.

Press copy states:

“The hypnotic theme to John Carpenter’s 1978 horror masterpiece ‘Halloween’ has embodied slasher-stalker anxiety for generations of filmgoers, and woven itself so deeply into pop culture that it’s become musical shorthand for the entire horror genre. Taking this under consideration, the trio approached the ‘Halloween Kills’ score with a reverence for the original work, updating ‘Halloween’’s familiar breath-stealing sense of menace and sinister synth tones with a broader sonic palette, staying true to the spirit of what made the original 1978 film great while also bringing it firmly into the present.”

Listen to “Michael’s Legend” below, as well as previous singles “Unkillable” and “Rampage.”

The soundtrack also features a brand new song by Ghost, “Hunter’s Moon,” which dropped at midnight last night.

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