Not only is John Carpenter an iconic horror movie director, he’s also created some of the most memorable horror movie soundtracks in film history. Carpenter’s moody, synth-heavy music has often been imitated by never duplicated, and now the filmmaker is set to return to the soundtrack game with the score for the new reboot of his classic, Halloween.
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Over the years Trent Reznor has been the benificiary of some of the most memorable music videos created for a rock band. Nine Inch Nails came to the forefront of the ’90s rock scene thanks to great songwriting and a violently energetic stage presence, but having a video like the one Mark Romanek made for ‘Closer’ sure didn’t hurt. Reznor was willing to play with the video form, producing long efforts destined to get zero airplay. The ‘Happiness in Slavery’ video in which performance artist Bob Flanagan (see also the documentary Sick) is torn to pieces is one of the better horror shorts of the decade.
All of which is a long way of saying that Reznor and Nine Inch Nails are no strangers to working with exemplary directors. Reznor reformed the band over the past year, and recently released a new single. ‘Came Back Haunted’ is a more dance-ready track than much of his work, but it has a great lean sound and much of the signature attitude and atmosphere of classic Nine Inch Nails.
And now it has a video from David Lynch, which you can see below. Read More »