In celebration of the general spookiness of Friday the 13th and also the release of director/composer John Carpenter'sAnthology: Movie Themes 1974 - 1998 (slated for release October 20), the boys in Nine Inch Nails made a decision to throw their magic on a theme that has haunted us for generations. A third NIN EP release, completing an EP "trilogy" (per Rolling Stone) is expected by the end of the year. "[My friends and I] left the theater forever changed", Trent Reznor said in a statement.
It's busy days for master of horror John Carpenter.
The theme turned out by Reznor and Ross is dark and moody, stretching out Carpenter's theme into a rising and falling stretch of composition both familiar and new.
While we'll have to wait and see how Carpenter's musical efforts pan out, he also revealed that Green's new film will ignore every sequel past the original 1978 Halloween film. The new version even has the blessing of John Carpenter, who called the new version impressive. Reznor and Ross' version of the theme will be previewed on October 31st at a playback held in complete darkness at the Institute Of Light in London as part of a Pitchback Playback event.