Your Friday the 13th Is Made Complete with Trent Reznor’s Cover of ‘Halloween’
Trent Reznor has collaborated with Nine Inch Nails partner Atticus Ross to make your Friday the 13th just a bit creepier: Check out their new cover of the already disturbing theme from John Carpenter's Halloween. The eight-minute track adds a bit more doom, gloom and terror, and is sure to wreak havoc — and nostalgia — on your day.
"I clearly remember my friends and I at 13 years old conning our parents into letting us see Halloween when it came out in 1978," Reznor says in a news release. "We left the theater forever changed. We were damaged and scarred, with the s--- genuinely scared out of us and that theme stuck firmly in our heads. John Carpenter, it's your fault that I turned out the way I did."
Of course, that's probably meant as a compliment, considering his prolific work. Reznor and Atticus teamed up to score Ken Burns’ Vietnam War docu-series, and also recently released Nine Inch Nails’ Add Violence EP – the second installment in a planned trilogy.
Their cover of the "Halloween" theme arrives in advance of Carpenter's pending Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1978, which finds the directing legend re-recording 13 of the most chilling themes from throughout his career. It is set for an Oct. 20 release.
By the way, Carpenter is a fan this new update: "Moody and dark, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' version of 'Halloween' does amazing justice to the original," Carpenter said. "I'm impressed." He's currently at work on a new Halloween project, as well.
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