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John Carpenter Was On A Tight Deadline To Create Halloween's Signature Score
By MIYAKO PLEINES
The soundtrack for John Carpenter’s 1978 masterpiece “Halloween” is iconic not just for its killer sound, but also because Carpenter had to create it himself with a limited budget. Perhaps what’s even more impressive about the entire score-making process for "Halloween" is that Carpenter created the film's now-classic sound in an insanely short amount of time.
In a 2015 interview, Carpenter said, "I had three days to record the score for 'Halloween.'" Three days is a crazy small amount of time to whip up what was to become one of the most memorable scores for any horror movie ever.
As a matter of fact, in another interview, Carpenter explained that the theme was completed “in like an hour." He and composer Dan Wyman were clearly struck with inspiration that allowed them to create one of the most recognizable scores in a truly scary amount of time.