Hear John Carpenter’s New Theme Music for Horror Streaming Service Shudder (Audio)

“Halloween” director previously wrote and performed the score for David Gordon Green’s remake

Last Updated: October 30, 2018 @ 8:01 AM

Just about every horror movie is enhanced when it’s accompanied by one of John Carpenter’s tense, synth-driven theme songs. Carpenter’s latest jam will now be the intro music you hear before every horror movie you watch on the streaming service Shudder.

Carpenter composed the theme music, a two-minute long track and a five-second version, that will pre-roll before movies on Shudder, a streaming service that specializes in horror cinema. The moniker will accompany the site’s logo and intro animation in front of both movies and TV shows on the service.

Hear the eerie, pulsating theme music of the whole song above, and listen to the five-second version below.

Carpenter is the director and composer for “Halloween,” “Escape From New York,” “The Thing” and many more, and recently wrote and performed the score for David Gordon Green’s remake of “Halloween.”

He’s also touring along with his band performing his own solo work and beefed up versions of his classic themes, concluding with a show in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium.

According to Entertainment Weekly, subscribers to Shudder will first hear Carpenter’s theme when it debuts on Oct. 31 as part of a 24-hour marathon streaming marathon of the 1978 version of “Halloween,” which will stream for free via the service’s Shudder TV.

Entertainment Weekly first shared the news.

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