Hear Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross' Chilling Take on 'Halloween' Theme


According to Pitchfork, the album will include 13 new versions of theme songs to Carpenter's movies.

Reznor's outfit Nine Inch Nails released a surprise EP in July this year, dropping "Add Violence" ahead of their run of summer shows. As promised, Trent Reznor has unleashed his cover of John Carpenter's classic Halloween theme - a redo you can now stream in full.

Carpenter has given the song his blessing, calling it "moody and dark" and praising Ross and Reznor for doing "amazing justice to the original".

On the project and its origins, Reznor recalls seeing Halloween in theaters, explaining how the movie sacred him so much that it left him and his friends "forever changed".

The cover proceeds in a similar fashion to the duo's 2010 cover of Edvard Grieg's 'In the Hall of the Mountain King', which they recorded for their Academy Award-winning soundtrack to The Social Network. We were damaged and scarred...and that theme stuck firmly in our heads. Each theme has been newly recorded with the same collaborators that Carpenter worked with on his hit Lost Themes studio albums: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.

Anthology: Movie Themes 1974 - 1998 collects 13 (appropriate, no?) movie themes from Carpenter's career together on one volume for the first time. Carpenter and his band also cover Ennio Morricone's bleak, minimalist theme for The Thing.