Michael Myers is back, and he’s bringing his killer theme music back with him. This October, horror fans will get to see a “back to basics” approach with two of the genres most iconic characters.
In the 2018 edition of Halloween, Michael Myers (Nick Castle/James Jude Courtney) has escaped from prison and is going after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), the girl who defeated (survived?) him in the original. However, it’s been 40 years, and Strode isn’t exactly a teenager anymore. Spending her whole life preparing for Myers’ eventual escape, Strode is ready for anything Michael has planned for her.
The Strode/Myers war isn’t the only thing returning. The original film’s director, John Carpenter, is back and with his son Cody and Daniel Davies, composed the score for the film. Here’s the first song from the soundtrack, “The Shape Returns,” a revamped take on the original Halloween theme.
The stunning piano music and synthesizers are still prevalent in the song. It wouldn’t be the Halloween theme without them. Carpenter was able to tap into the nostalgia of the original track while cleaning it up to give it a modern feel. Regardless of the era, that piano always makes you want to walk in the opposite direction on instinct.
Halloween, directed by David Gordon Green, opens in theaters October 19.