Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and Attitus Ross rework John Carpenter's Halloween

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The cover is part of a new compilation of re-recorded themes from John Carpenter's films, titled "Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998", released on October 20th. In order to prove their comeback game is as strong as ever, and just in time for All Hallows Eve, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have put together a pretty impeccable cover of the classic theme song for Halloween.

"John Carpenter's Halloween by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross" opens with one minute of gathering white noise before small motifs from Carpenter's Halloween score begin emerging. "My friends and I left the theater forever changed". And boy was it worth the wait.

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The Nine Inch Nails singer, along with collaborator Ross, stayed faithful to Carpenter's theme, adding only atmosphere and gloom to the original melody. The unsettling theme gives such a feeling of foreboding doom. Get the hell out of here with your bloody kitchen knives, and just give me the music that scales the bones of my spine with long, creepy fingernails. "Moody and dark, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross" version of "Halloween' does unbelievable justice to the original. I'm impressed." Stream that, and the orginal, below. You can catch John Carpenter now on tour performing all your favorite hits in a city near you.

At almost eight minutes long, the pair's reworked version is just as chilling as the 1978 original. Let the other trick'r'treaters know what you think in the comment section below.

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