John Carpenter revisits his classics on new album Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998
Hear a re-recorded take on his theme for the underrated In The Mouth Of Madness.
Working with the same collaborators as his Lost Themes album (his son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies), Carpenter has re-recorded the theme songs from his filmography including The Fog, Big Trouble In Little China, Escape From New York and of course, the eternally haunting Halloween theme. The album also includes a cover of Ennio Morricone’s chilly The Thing theme.
The first single comes from a lesser-known source, the heavy metal-inspired soundtrack to 1994’s Lovecraftian head-spinner In The Mouth Of Madness. Though not directly adapted from the famous horror writer’s work, the film takes a strong inspiration and is among Carpenter’s most psychologically terrifying and visually creative films.
Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 is out October 20 on Sacred Bones. Look at the artwork, count the classics in tracklist below and to learn more about them read our Beginner’s Guide here.
01. ‘In the Mouth of Madness’
02. ‘Assault on Precinct 13’
03. ‘The Fog’
04. ‘Prince of Darkness’
05. ‘Santiago (Vampires)’
06. ‘Escape From New York’
08. ‘Porkchop Express (Big Trouble in Little China)’
09. ‘They Live’
10. ‘The Thing’
12. ‘Dark Star’