John Carpenter revisits four classic horror soundtracks for deluxe vinyl releases





The horror master refreshes themes from Halloween, Escape From New York, Assault On Precinct 13 and The Fog.

John Carpenter has re-recorded four of his most iconic horror themes for release on two double A-side 12″s via Sacred Bones.

Available in deluxe limited edition mylar mirrorboard sleeves and as picture discs, the first 12″ will see the theme of Carpenter’s low-budget breakthrough and enduring masterpiece ‘Halloween’ paired with the serpentine synth riffs of dystopian action thriller ‘Escape From New York’.

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The second 12″ pits the synth mastery of ‘Assault on Precinct 13’ – partly inspired by Dirty Harry and Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’ – with his evocative score to ‘The Fog’, reissued in its entirety by Death Waltz Recording Co. in 2013. Halloween, Assault On Precinct 13 and Escape From New York have only recently been reissued on vinyl.

All four themes feature Carpenter in collaboration with his son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davis, with whom he recorded his two recent collections of non-soundtrack music Lost Themes and Lost Themes II.

Pre-order Halloween b/w Escape From New York here and Assault on Precinct 13 b/w The Fog here, both of which will be released by Sacred Bones on 17th June. Watch the live studio video for ‘Escape From New York’, directed by Carpenter himself below:

John Carpenter will also be touring throughout the summer before coming to the UK in October. Special blue and red vinyl editions of these 12″s will be available exclusively at the live performances. See all the dates below:


27 Greece, Athens – Piraeus Academy
28 Greece, Athens – Piraeus Academy
30 Denmark, Copenhagen – Koncerthuset – Koncertsalen


02 Spain, Barcelona – Primavera Sound
14 US, Seattle – Paramount
15 US, Portland – Arlene Schnitzer
17 US, Oakland – Fox Theatre
18 US, Los Angeles – Orpheum
19 US, Phoenix – Mesa Center for the Arts
21 US, Denver – Gothic Theatre
23 US, Austin – Moody Theatre @ ACL LIVE
24 US, Dallas – Majestic Theater


03 Iceland, Ásbrú ATP – Iceland
06 Switzerland, Neuchâtel – International Film Festival
08 US, New York – Playstation Theatre
09 US, Philadelphia – Keswick Theatre
10 US, Pittsburgh – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
12 US, Washington DC – Lincoln Theatre
15 US, Detroit – The Masonic Temple
16 US, Chicago – Thalia Hall
18 US, Milwaukee – Pabst Theatre


26 Italy, Turin – Today’s Festival
28 Italy, Rome – Auditorium Parco Della Musica / Santa Cecilia Hall


23 UK, Bristol – Simple Things Festival
28 UK, Manchester – Albert Hall
29 UK, Manchester – Albert Hall
31 UK, London – Troxy