With Halloween just a few short weeks away, having a Friday the 13th in October makes this month a horror lover’s dream. In fact, this is the first time that’s happened in 11 years, and only the third time it’s happened since 2000. While some of you might be taking the opportunity to catch up with Jason via the Friday the 13th series while working on your Pennywise costume for the 30th, Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor and his collaborator Atticus Ross have chosen to put a new spin on an old favorite, and will be releasing a cover of John Carpenter’s classic Halloween theme. The score to the 1978 blockbuster horror film was as integral a part of the film as Michael Myers was, with the haunting piano theme that’s continued to endure as long as the many sequels have been around. Carpenter, a master film scorer as well as a director, was cutting edge in 1978. You can hear a 30 second sample of Reznor and Ross’ eight-minute remake at Amazon, and while the familiar piano refrain isn’t heard, anyone that’s seen the film multiple times will recognize the music that comes in at around 20 seconds.
[via Consequence of Sound]