It might be the most harrowing score of all time when you juxtapose it with the viciousness original 1978 version directed by John Carpenter. Oh, here’s a tidbit, Carpenter is also a musician and wrote the theme by himself.
It’s one of those scores when you hear it the first time sounds like it might be just a theme to a hard thriller, but then you add one of the most ruthless serial killers in movie history and suddenly you’ve trekked into new territory.
When director David Gordon Green and writer/actor Danny McBride met with Carpenter to talk about remaking his classic horror film, he was so impressed with the idea that Carpenter said he might come back to do his original score. And he did.
The most amazing part of the “Halloween” score is its simplicity – using only a few notes throughout but the repetition is incredibly effective.