“It’s Halloween…

…everyone’s entitled to at least one good scare.”



So quipped Sheriff Leigh Brackett in John Carpenter’s classic Halloween (1978). After seeing the new sequel to Carpenter’s seminal slasher film this past weekend, I find myself now recalling not the theme (good vs. evil) or the setting (small town Midwest) or the Shape (Michael Myers), but the music. Carpenter’s iconic score, reimagined for the 2018 film, appears to be the product of a “proggy” mind. Born to the chair of the music department at Western Kentucky University, Carpenter was certainly exposed to various genres of music from a young age. In fact, Carpenter has released three albums himself – primarily instrumental and definitely progressive. Take a listen below:

Happy Halloween!


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