John Carpenter Essentials

John Carpenter Essentials

Though best known as the director of such iconic films as Halloween, Escape from New York, and The Thing, John Carpenter is equally celebrated for his pictures' unsettling electronic scores. The horror maestro's soundtracks, often recorded with composer/sound designer Alan Howarth, provide a chilling minimalism that complements the restraint (or excess) of his images. Many of his compositions have become as famous as the movies they accompany, with the title track to Halloween widely acknowledged as one of the genre's greatest themes.

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