john carpenter shudder theme

John Carpenter is happy to stay home and play video games rather than make movies, but he’s busier than ever this year. He turned in a killer soundtrack for the new Halloween, and now he’s just unleashed a moody musical theme for horror streaming service Shudder. The theme has that trademark Carpenter synth sound that we’ve all come to know and love, and is just about perfect. Listen to it below!

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Wolfman - Evolution of Horror

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, learn about the trademarks of director John Carpenter in films like Halloween, The Thing and Escape from New York. Plus, find out how horror movies have evolved over the decades to become scarier for audiences, and watch Tiffany Haddish beat Jimmy Fallon at his own Lip Sync Battle game on The Tonight Show. Read More »

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Halloween Vinyl

The fantastic, moody Halloween theme covered by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross is getting its own vinyl release, just in time for you to spin it at your Halloween party and give your friends the creeps. The vinyl release of Reznor and Ross’ cover of John Carpenter‘s immortal theme arrives at a time when Halloween excitement has reached a fever-pitch, thanks to the new movie hitting theaters this week. More on the Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Halloween vinyl below.  Read More »

Halloween Opening Scene

Donald Pleasence‘s tortured Dr. Loomis chased Michael Myers on screen for nearly 20 years in the many Halloween sequels, but in the new Halloween, things are different. All the sequels following the first movie are rendered null and void here, which asks a big question: what happened to Dr. Loomis after the end of 1978’s Halloween?

An early screenplay draft of David Gordon Green‘s Halloween offered up an answer: he was murdered by Michael Myers. Green and company originally planned to bring Loomis back in their Halloween opening scene, only to kill him off. Thankfully, original Halloween creator John Carpenter stepped in.

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Halloween Franchise ranked

This week, Halloween brings Michael Myers back to the big screen, with great results. But how does the new Halloween stack up to the rest of the franchise? Our Halloween ranking examines the franchise as a whole, in which Michael Myers faces off against Laurie Strode, Dr. Loomis and more. Which film still holds up, and which deserves to be tossed out with last year’s rotten Jack-o’-lantern? Let’s find out.

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halloween box office new

Michael Myers is returning to theaters this weekend, and audiences are ready. Halloween box office tracking indicates the latest entry in the ever-changing horror series is headed to a $65 million-plus opening weekend, making it an all-time-franchise best. Don’t be surprised if a sequel is officially announced by Monday.

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they live sequel

Filmmaker John Carpenter has taken a hiatus from playing video games to do some promotion for the new Halloween movie. As is usually the case when Carpenter does interviews, questions about his old movies – including the possibility of remakes and sequels – have sprung up. One such question resulted in Carpenter teasing a possible They Live sequel. Is a long-awaited follow-up to the 1988 film on the horizon, or is Mr. Carpenter just having a laugh at our expense?

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Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald Soundtrack

This fall’s sequels Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Halloween are two of the most anticipated movies of the year, and they also come with two of the most anticipated scores as well. James Newton Howard is tackling the Harry Potter spin-off sequel while John Carpenter himself returned to craft the score for the new Halloween, along with his collaborators Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. Both of the soundtracks have released new sample tracks to tease fans before they full scores are released. Listen to them below! Read More »

big trouble in little china remake

Dwayne Johnson is starting to make a habit of rebooting cult franchises with a shinier, brawnier semi-sequel. And after the massive success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, it’s no wonder that he’s been eyeing another beloved film: Big Trouble in Little China.

Cast as the lead for the remake (or maybe sequel?back in 2015, Johnson has been pretty quiet about what the Big Trouble in Little China sequel will entail. But the director of the original film, John Carpenter, has a few choice words for the project.

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halloween featurette

You can’t have a Halloween movie without John Carpenter‘s iconic music. Thankfully, the new Halloween was smart and lucky enough to bring Carpenter back to compose a whole new score. A new Halloween featurette offers a little insight into Carpenter’s new music, with the horror master himself talking about his approach to the film’s haunting sound. Watch the Halloween featurette below.

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