John Carpenter and The Sound of Fear

Halloween is just around the corner, so here’s a video interview with horror master John Carpenter on his film music:

Carpenter’s music for horror classics such as Halloween (1978) and The Fog (1980) were startlingly effective in their simplicity, and brought a new sonic palette to film scoring with their focus on synthesizers. The Carpenter sound has recently been revived by a wave of underground artists inspired by its otherworldly menace.


Part two:

And below is the original theme from the Halloween series. It still strikes me as one of the creepiest horror themes to date.

(via Synthopia)