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